922 KAR 1:170. Child abuse self-help groups.


      RELATES TO: KRS 213.141


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 213.141 requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to use funds received from the cost of birth certificates to contract with private and public nonprofit organizations for the operation of self-help groups for abusive parents. KRS 194A.050 authorizes the cabinet to adopt administrative regulations necessary to operate programs vested in the Cabinet for Families and Children.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Private or public nonprofit organizations" means an entity incorporated as a nonstock nonprofit corporation under KRS Chapter 273 with articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

      (2) "Self-help group" means a group of two (2) or more parents of children under the age of eighteen (18), under the sponsorship of a private or public nonprofit organizations, who through group interaction voluntarily assist themselves in preventing or ceasing the physical, sexual, or mental abuse of their children.


      Section 2. Application. An organization that meets the requirements of Section 1 of this administrative regulation may apply to the Department for Community-Based Services for funds available from the one (1) dollar allocated to the department from the fee for certified copies of birth certificates. The application shall be in accordance with the Request for Proposal provided by the department. The department may require proof of incorporation and purpose of the organization.


      Section 3. Funding. Funds received by the Department for Community-Based Services from the fee for certified copies of birth certificates shall be deposited in the Kentucky State Treasury in a Trust and Agency account to be used exclusively for carrying out the provisions of KRS 213.141. Funds available at the close of a fiscal year shall not lapse to the general fund, but shall be carried forward to the next fiscal year for use as governed with KRS 213.141. (11 Ky.R. 115; eff. 8-7-84; Am. 18 Ky.R. 1602; eff. 1-10-92; Recodified from 905 KAR 1:170, 10-30-98.)