Okla. Admin. Code § 340:75-19-26.1 - Therapeutic foster care (TFC) for the child in tribal custody

When the child in tribal custody requires TFC, per Part 1 of Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:75-8, the:

(1) tribal Indian child welfare (ICW) worker:
(A) contacts the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to obtain the initial determination of whether the child meets medical necessity criteria for TFC;
(B) seeks alternate placement for a child determined by OHCA to not meet TFC criteria; and
(C) contacts the Child Welfare Services (CWS) DHS tribal program staff regarding TFC placement for a child determined by OHCA to meet TFC criteria and provides required child information to CWS tribal program staff when seeking a TFC placement;
(2) CWS tribal program staff:
(A) places the required information obtained from the ICW worker in the child's KIDS File Cabinet;
(B) creates a new placement recommendation for TFC placement in KIDS and obtains supervisory level approval to generate the automated case assignment to the TFC placement coordinator; and
(C) provides the TFC placement coordinator with the OHCA approval and the required child information for seeking TFC placement;
(3) TFC placement coordinator:
(A) refers the required child information to all TFC contractors to seek placement;
(B) authorizes the placement in KIDS when TFC placement is completed; and
(C) closes the case assignment in KIDS;
(4) TFC contractor contacts the ICW worker with available TFC placements and sends the TFC placement coordinator a notice of child location when placement is made;
(5) ICW worker accepts the appropriate placement and notifies DHS tribal program staff of the accepted placement; and
(6) DHS tribal program staff enters the TFC placement in the child's KIDS case.


Okla. Admin. Code § 340:75-19-26.1
Added at 23 Ok Reg 1024, eff 5-11-06; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 1323, eff 6-1-07
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 33, Issue 24, September 1, 2016, eff. 9/15/2016
The amended version of this section by Oklahoma Register, Volume 38, Issue 24, September 1, 2022 eff. 9/15/2022 is not yet available.

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