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§ 21.10. Child assessment in voluntary out-of-home placement

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 10. Children

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 10. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. General Provisions
10 Okl.St.Ann. § 21.10
§ 21.10. Child assessment in voluntary out-of-home placement
A. Upon any voluntary out-of-home placement of a child by a parent into foster care with a child-placing agency, the child-placing agency shall conduct an assessment of the child in its custody which shall be designed to establish an appropriate plan for placement of the child. Following the assessment, the child-placing agency shall establish an individual treatment and service plan for the child. A copy of each plan shall be provided to the child if the child is twelve (12) years of age or older and to the child's parent or guardian. The plan shall at a minimum:
1. Be specific;
2. Be in writing;
3. Be prepared by the agency in conference with the child's parents;
4. State appropriate deadlines;
5. State specific goals for the treatment of the child;
6. Describe the conditions or circumstances causing the child to be placed in foster care;
7. Describe the services that are necessary to remedy and that have a reasonable expectation of remedying the conditions or circumstances causing the child to be placed in foster care;
8. State to whom the services will be delivered and who will deliver the services; and
9. Prescribe the time the services are expected to begin and the time within which expected results can reasonably be accomplished.
B. The child shall receive a complete medical examination within thirty (30) days of placement in foster care.
C. The child may receive such further diagnosis and evaluation as is necessary to preserve the physical and mental well-being of the child.
D. Subsequent to initial placement, the child placed in foster placement shall have a medical examination, at periodic intervals, but not less than once each year.
E. Prior to any proposed counseling, testing, or other treatment services, the court or child-placing agency shall first determine that the proposed services are necessary and appropriate.
F. If the assessment and medical examination disclose no physical, mental, or emotional reasons for therapeutic foster care, a child voluntarily placed with a child-placing agency shall be placed in a regular foster family home. If therapeutic foster care is required, the child may be placed only in foster homes that are certified as therapeutic foster homes pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act.


Laws 2009, c. 233, § 110, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.
10 Okl. St. Ann. § 21.10, OK ST T. 10 § 21.10
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 90 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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