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340:75-8-37. Child welfare (CW) specialist responsibilities for a child receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Revised 9-15-16

The role and responsibilities of the CW specialist for a child in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) custody do not change when a child is eligible for or receives HCBS.The CW specialist complies with Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:75 and supports the application for and delivery of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS).The child's CW specialist is responsible for:

(1) applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) on behalf of the child per OAC 340:75-13-28 and 340:75-13-29;

(2) applying for medical services per OAC 340:75-13-61;

(3) visiting the child in DHS custody in DDS placement, per OAC 340:75-6-48;

(4) participating in the development of the child's DDS Individual Plan and attending meetings and case staffing as notified by DDS case management staff;

(5) notifying the DDS case manager of court hearings and requesting pertinent information for reports to the court; and

(6) arranging for the child's transportation, in collaboration with the DDS case manager, when the child must attend court.

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