Jo Ann Numoto
Wyoming Statute 21-13-315 authorizes the Court Ordered Placement of Students program. Wyoming Statute 21-13-336 authorizes the Medically Necessary Placement of Students. Chapter 14 are the rules and regulations pertaining to both Court Ordered and Medically Necessary Placed Students.
There are three (3) state agencies involved with Wyoming youth placed at a facility either court ordered or medically necessary: the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). These agencies have specific processes and laws each must abide by, and comply with, in the respective eligibility, qualification, and funding methods.
The general overview of each follows:
DFS is responsible for facility licensure, room and board;
WDH oversees medical issues such as Medicaid and verification of medically necessary;
The WDE is responsible for payments related to delivered education services at State Board of Education (SBE) approved facilities. The WDE works with other facilities that receive placed students but do not receive WDE funds, for example, the Wyoming Boys School, the Wyoming Girls School, and the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy.
- DFS Website will take you to a list of programs and services overseen by DFS
- DFS Child Protection Services (CPS)
- DFS Resource Guide for Children, Youth, and Families
- Chapter 1, Wyoming Medicaid Rules
- Chapter 31, Graduation Requirements
- Chapter 40, Freestanding Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities
- WDE Special Education Resources
- Navigant Consulting Company
- AdvancED institutional schools accreditation
- Wyoming Judicial Branch – Children’s Justice Project (CJP); includes “Multidisciplinary Team Guidebook for Wyoming Juvenile Courts”, “A Handbook for Educators: Navigating Wyoming’s Juvenile Court System”
- Data Collection Forms for 450, 684 and 686
- New Facility Checklist
- Initial Review Itinerary
- Initial Review Protocol
- Continuing Approval Protocol