Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the highly anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) suggesting changes to the existing regulations on child welfare case management technology.
Now titled the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), the new rules amend the existing SACWIS regulations, paving the way for states to take advantage of modern technology.
We are pleased to see a greater focus on flexible child welfare case management systems to fit the needs of states, giving priority to improved data quality and data sharing capabilities. The proposed regulations have the potential to further empower state agencies to provide systems that support caseworkers in improving outcomes for children and families.
The comment period on the Federal Register is open until October 11. For more information on the proposed rules, click here.