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340:75-8-10. Therapeutic foster care placement in close proximity to child's home community

Revised 9-15-14

(a) Placement within the closest geographic proximity.  The therapeutic foster care (TFC) contractor places the child in custody:

  • (1) in a therapeutic foster home within the closest geographic proximity as possible to the county of residence of the child's parent(s); or

  • (2) within the closest geographic proximity as possible to the child's county of court jurisdiction.

(b) Proximity of siblings.  The TFC contractor considers the placement and accessibility of the placed child's sibling(s), if the sibling(s) is in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) custody.

(c) Disruption.  If disruption occurs in the TFC placement and the custody child's disrupted placement is not in the closest geographic proximity as possible, the TFC contractor serving the child seeks placement, per (a) and (b) of this Section, in one of the TFC contractor's homes.

  • (1) If the TFC contractor cannot place the child, per (a) and (b) of this Section, the TFC contractor contacts other TFC contractors serving the identified close proximity area of the child for availability of an appropriate TFC placement.

  • (2) If another TFC contractor can appropriately place the child per (a) and (b) of this Section, DHS transfers the child to that TFC contractor for placement.

  • (3) When efforts to locate new placement are not successful, the TFC contractor provides notification of discharge to the Child Welfare Services (CWS) specialist per Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:75-8-6 (24).

  • (4) The CWS specialist arranges for alternate placement and transportation in accordance with the timeframes established by the TFC contractor's notification of discharge.

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