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340:75-1-152. Oklahoma Children's Services (OCS) waiting list

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Revised 7-19-21

When referrals for OCS exceed the contractor's service capacity, waiting lists are maintained by both the contractor and the OCS contract liaison.  The contractor provides weekly updates to the OCS contract liaison on the waiting list status and provides consultation on prioritization of referrals for assignment as openings become available.


Revised 6-13-22

1.  (a) The Oklahoma Children's Services (OCS) contract liaison is responsible for prioritizing referrals for OCS when the OCS contractor is at maximum service capacity and unable to accommodate the referrals received.

(b) When the child welfare (CW) specialist, CW supervisor, and the OCS contract liaison determine it is necessary, an OCS case nearing completion may be terminated to allow the OCS contractor to accommodate a crisis referral.  This is only approved when the family considered for early termination of services has demonstrated protective capacities adequate to keep the child safe in the home.

2.  The OCS contract liaison reassesses a referral of lower priority that has been on the waiting list for two months or longer due to assignment of higher priority cases.  The OCS contract liaison contacts the referring CW specialist to ascertain the current level of risk in the home and if the family continues to require OCS.

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