(A) In the case of a child who is placed in a short-term residential treatment program the purpose of the special hearing is to determine the following:
(1) The ongoing assessment of the child’s strengths and needs has been conducted by a qualified individual in collaboration with the permanency team that included family members, including the parents, and other important persons to the child, and relevant service providers;
(2) The assessment supports the determination that the needs of the child cannot be met by the family or through placement in a foster family home;
(3) The placement in a short-term residential treatment program provides the most effective and appropriate level of care for the child in the least restrictive environment in spite of the placement preferences of the family if they should differ;
(4) The placement in a short-term residential treatment program is consistent with the short- and long-term goals of the child as specified in the permanency plan for the child;
(5) The placement addresses the specific treatment or service needs of the child and specifies the length of the time the child is expected to need the treatment and services; and
(6) The KCWS has made reasonable efforts to prepare the child to return home or to be placed with a fit and willing relative, a legal guardian or in a foster family home.
(B) Where the Court approves the continued placement of the child in a short-term residential treatment program the Court shall state in writing the factual basis for the following findings:
(1) The needs of the child cannot be met through placement in a home-based family setting;
(2) The placement provides the most effective and appropriate level of care for the child in the least restrictive environment;
(3) The placement is consistent with the short- and long-term behavioral health goals and permanent plan of the child; and
(4) The placement is approved.