340:75-19-21. Reports of abuse or neglect of the child in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) or tribal custody placed in tribal foster resource care
(b) Tribal decisions regarding the child in tribal custody. Tribes make decisions regarding the removal from or the return to the tribal foster home for the child in tribal custody.
(c) OKDHS decisions regarding the child in OKDHS custody. OKDHS makes each decision regarding the removal from or return to the tribal foster home for the child in OKDHS custody.
INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-19-21
1. Refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:75-3-410 (c) regarding the protocol for addressing Child Protective Services (CPS) reports of child abuse or neglect in tribal foster or adoptive homes.
2. The child welfare (CW) specialist notifies the tribe immediately of the report of abuse or neglect of the child in a tribal-certified foster resource home and requests the tribe's participation in the investigation. The CW specialist notifies the tribe and the tribal program staff when the child in Oklahoma Human Services custody is removed from or returned to the tribal resource home.
3. OKDHS tribal program staff participates in 10-day staffings and enters approvals in KIDS for the tribal resource worker and the tribal permanency worker in tribal resource cases.