The Child Placing Agency Licensure Process
Your incorporated agency or you as an individual may explore child placing agency licensure by reviewing:
- Chapter 73 of the Children’s Division (CD) Child Placing Agencies (CP) rules
- “the Grey Book”, Rules for Licensing Child Placing Agencies
The following forms used in the application process may be found on E-Forms Children’s Division E-Forms
- Application (RPU-8);
- Operating Sites (RPU-8E);
- Checklist (RPU-18A);
- Personnel Form (RPU-10);
- Medical Examination Report for Child Care Provider/Staff (RPU-10C);
- Civil Rights Agreement (RPU-32); and
- Self Study (RPU-19).
All the documentation described in the checklist is to be sent to the Residential Program Unit, PO Box 88, Jefferson City, MO 65103 in duplicate with the completed forms.
If your agency is accredited pursuant to 210.112.8 RSMo Section 210-112 Children's services providers and agency and 13 CSR 35-50.010 as a child placing agency accredited by one of three (3) accrediting bodes, Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families, Inc., the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, such accreditation is prima facie evidence for child placing agency licensure. You will need to submit to the Residential Program Unit at the above address in duplicate a copy of your agency’s official final accreditation report and accreditation certificate. Instead of all the forms listed above, your agency would submit an application (RPU-8) and Operating Sites (RPU-8E).