Okla. Stat. § 7005-1.5

Oklahoma Statutes

Title 10. Children

Chapter 70. Oklahoma Children's Code

Article V. Childrens' Records

§ 7005-1.5. Department of Human Services records--Release to Indian tribes

Department of Human Services agency records pertaining to a child may be inspected and their contents disclosed and released without a court order to a federally recognized Indian tribe in which the child who is the subject of the record is a member or is eligible to become a member of the tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian tribe pursuant to the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act, P.L. 95-608, [FN1] and the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act, Section 40 et seq. of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes; provided such Indian tribe, in the course of its official duties, is:

a. investigating a report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect or crimes against children or for the purpose of determining whether to place a child in protective custody, or

b. providing services to or for the benefit of a child including but not limited to protective, emergency, social and medical services, or

c. the tribe, the tribal court or the tribal child welfare program has asserted jurisdiction or intervened in any case in which the child is the subject of the proceedings or is a party to the proceedings pursuant to the authority provided in the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act.

The records that are to be provided to Indian tribes under this section shall include all case records, reports, and documents as defined in Section 7005- 1.1 of this title.


Laws 1993, c. 78, § 2, emerg. eff. April 18, 1993. Renumbered from Title 10, § 1125.2B and amended by Laws 1995, c. 352, §§ 61, 199, eff. July 1, 1995.

[FN1] 25 U.S.C.A. § 1901 et seq.

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