(305 ILCS 5/4-7)
(from Ch. 23, par. 4-7)
Home Visits, Interviews or Communications.
Each family receiving
aid shall be interviewed in person or communicated with in investigations
of applications for aid and at least once in each subsequent 12 month
period to ascertain continuing need for such aid and to provide the
child and his parents or relatives with such service and guidance as
will strengthen family life and aid them in utilizing to the maximum
their capacities for self-care, self-support, and responsible
citizenship. However, the Department shall determine those assistance
units where the possibility for public assistance fraud or abuse is
greatest, or where there is the possibility of frequent changes in need or
circumstances, or where any child in the home may be an abused or neglected
child as determined by the Department of Children and Family Services under
the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, as now or hereafter amended,
and shall by rule provide for more frequent interviews of or
communications with those assistance units and for the implementation of
necessary remedies under Sections 4-8 and 4-9 for those assistance units.
Written reports of such interviews or communications and any related
remedies shall become a part of the record in every case.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)