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317:40-5-59.Back-up Plan for persons receiving Specialized Foster Care
[Revised 6-25-12]
Prior to a member moving into Specialized Foster Care (SFC), the SFC provider and the SFC specialist develop a Back-up Plan. The SFC specialist communicates the Back-Up Plan in writing to the DDSD case manager for incorporation into the Individual Plan.
(1) The Back-up Plan identifies the person(s) who provides emergency back-up supports.
(2) The member's natural family is considered as the first resource for the Back-up Plan at no cost to OKDHS, unless the member is in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
(3) The Back-up Plan contains the name(s) and current telephone number(s) of the person(s) providing back-up service.
(4) When paid providers are necessary, the Back-up Plan explains specifically where the service is to be provided.
(A) If back-up service is to be provided outside the SFC home, a Home Profile must be completed for the back-up staff per OAC 317:40-5-40.
(B) If back-up service is to be provided in the SFC home, the person providing this service must have completed all necessary requirements to become a paid provider, including:
(i)an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) name and criminal records history search , including the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Sex Offender, and Mary Rippy Violent Offender Registries;
(ii) a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) national criminal history search, based on the fingerprints of the applicant;
(iii) a search of any involvement as a party in a court action that may impact the safety or stability of the member that includes:
(I)     victims protective order; or
(II) bankruptcy;
(iv) a search of all Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) records, including child welfare (CW) records;
(v) a search of all applicable out-of-state child abuse and neglect registries for any applicant who has not lived continuously in Oklahoma for the past five years. The applicant is not approved without the results of the out-of-state maintained child abuse and neglect registry checks, if a registry is maintained in the applicable state;
(vi) Community Services Worker registry check;
(vii) Oklahoma statutorily mandated liability insurance coverage, and a valid driver license; and
(viii) completion of required DDSD training per OAC 340:100-3-38.4.
(C) The Back-up Plan details where the member and provider will stay if the provider's home is not habitable. If there is a fee to stay in the alternate location, the fee is paid by the provider and not reimbursed by DDSD.
(5) The Back-up Plan is jointly reviewed at least monthly by the SFC specialist and the SFC provider to ensure the Back-up Plan continues to be appropriate and current.
(6) The SFC provider is responsible to report any needed changes in the Back-up Plan to the SFC specialist.(7) The SFC specialist will report any changes in the Back-up Plan to the case manager.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.