An important part of assuring good medical care for children in out-of-home care is maintaining records to document the services received. Resource parents and the child welfare specialist are the only persons who can ensure the continuity of medical services and records while a child is in out-of-home care. This service is essential to maintaining the child’s and parents’ connections to medical history. These records are to be a part of the child’s Life Book and will be made available to the parent or any subsequent caregiver, or to the child who is leaving care for independent living.

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