Fostering Connections Resource Center

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Enacted Legislation in Oklahoma


Bill: HB 1734, Chap. 338; Status: Enacted

Summary: Creates a Passport Program in the Department of Human Services to compile education, medical, and behavioral health records for children in protective custody, kinship care, and foster care. The Passport shall accompany each child to wherever the child resides so long as the child is in the custody of the Department .

Sponsored by Representative Peters


Bill: SB 339, Chap. 160; Status: Enacted

Summary: Requires the court, at the emergency custody hearing of the child, to mandate the parent, legal guardian, or custodian to list all parents and relatives as potential placements for the child. Requires the Department to exercise due diligence to identify all relatives of the child and notify them that the child has been removed from their parent's custody and alert them to the requirements to becoming a potential foster care provider for the child. Requires the Department to make reasonable efforts to place any siblings in state custody together.

Sponsored by Senator Anderson

Pending Legislation in Oklahoma

There is no pending legislation for Oklahoma.