Department of Human Services (DHS) provides foster care maintenance payment to
approved tribal - certified foster homes for the placement of the child in
tribal custody when DHS has a contractual agreement with the child's tribe for
the payment of foster care and the tribe submitted Form 04TB004E, Indian Child
Welfare Program Referral, along with a copy of the court order and case plan to
the assigned DHS tribal program staff.
(b) The tribe sends copies of updated case
plans and current court orders to tribal program staff. The Indian child's
tribe immediately notifies DHS tribal program staff via Form 04TB003E, Indian
Child Welfare Program Update, of any change in the child's placement or
(c) The child's tribe
provides services and supervises the child's placement when the child is in
(d) The child's
tribe makes application on behalf of the child for any financial benefits, such
as Social Security, to which the child is entitled. When the child is
determined eligible, the child's tribe immediately notifies DHS tribal program
staff by submitting Form 04TB003E with updated information. The foster care
maintenance payment is reduced by the dollar amount of the benefit.
Each tribe develops and implements
policies and practices per federal regulations related to Titles IV-B and IV-E.
Tribes may request technical assistance from DHS regarding:
(1) federal law, policy, and
(2) accountability for
fiscal and program operations;
reporting procedures; and
compliance with the terms and conditions of tribal and DHS
(f) When DHS
identifies questionable foster care practices or circumstances that may
jeopardize continued federal funding, the situation is reviewed and reconciled
by a panel of tribal and DHS officials on a case-by-case basis. When
reconciliation is not possible, both parties may present views to the DHS
Director who determines if continued payment is made on behalf of the cases
Okla. Admin. Code §
Added at 19 Ok Reg
2209, eff 6-27-02; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 1024, eff 5-11-06; Amended at 24 Ok Reg
1044, eff 6-1-07; Amended at 30 Ok Reg 839, eff
Register, Volume 33, Issue 24, September 1, 2016, eff.
amended version of this section by
Register, Volume 38, Issue 24, September 1, 2022 eff.
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