Okla. Admin. Code § 340:75-19-1 - Child Welfare Services Tribal Program purpose and designation as review location for child's tribe or Secretary of the Interior

(a) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Child Welfare Services (CWS) Tribal Program Sectionprovides services to Indian children and families in compliance with federal and state regulations.
(b) CWS is the established location for OKDHS records review by the child's tribe or the Secretary of the Interior per Section 40.9 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes that requires OKDHS to establish a single location where all records of every involuntary foster care, pre-adoptive placement and adoptive placement by the courts of any Indian child in custody or under the supervision of OKDHS is available within seven calendar days of a request by the tribe of the Indian child or by the Secretary of Interior. The records include, but are not limited to:
(1) the state child welfare specialist's reports;
(2) a summary of the efforts to rehabilitate the Indian child's parents;
(3) a list of the names and addresses of families and tribally approved homes contacted regarding placement; and
(4) a statement of reason for the final placement decision.

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Okla. Admin. Code § 340:75-19-1
Added at 19 Ok Reg 2209, eff 6-27-02 ; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 1044, eff 6-1-07 ; Amended at 30 Ok Reg 839, eff 7-1-13

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