253J00000X Taxonomy Code - Foster Care Agency

Code

253J00000X

ClassificationFoster Care Agency
GroupingAgencies
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA Foster Care Agency is an agency that provides foster care as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as 24-hour substitute care for children outside their own homes. Foster care settings include, but are not limited to, nonrelative foster family homes, relative foster homes (whether payments are being made or not), group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, and pre-adoptive homes.
NotesSource: Code Of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Volume 4, Part 1355, Section 57 [1/1/2008: new]
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 253J00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for foster care agency grouped under agencies. NPI records indicate a total of 2,534 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is foster care agency of which 513 are registered as females, 251 registered as males and 1,770 are organizations.

253J00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



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