2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-601.31. Duties of Commission on Children and Youth - Duties of Board - Chief Child Abuse Examiner - Duties.

10 OK Stat § 10-601.31 (2014) What's This?

A. The Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth shall:

1. Promulgate rules providing for:

a.the training and continuing training requirements for allopathic and osteopathic physicians, physicians’ assistants, and registered nurses, in a manner consistent with their existing scopes of practice as Child Abuse Examiners,

b.the duties and responsibilities of Child Abuse Examiners, and

c.uniform standards for medical examinations and evaluations of children suspected to be victims of child abuse or neglect and uniform forms for written reports of such examinations and evaluations;

2. Distribute an initial listing, and revised listings as often as necessary, of Child Abuse Examiners to:

a.each county office of the Department of Human Services,

b.each local county or city-county health department. Where there is no local health department, the listing shall be sent to the local county board of health,

c.each district attorney, and

d.other persons as necessary and advisable, upon the recommendation of the Board of Child Abuse Examiners; and

3. With funds appropriated or otherwise available for such purpose, may provide by contract for:

a.the services of a physician to serve as Chief Child Abuse Examiner, and

b.the establishment and implementation of a training program and continuing training program for physicians, physicians’ assistants and registered nurses, in a manner consistent with their existing scopes of practice, as Child Abuse Examiners and for consultation services to such persons in matters relating to child abuse and neglect through contracts with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

B. The Board of Child Abuse Examination shall:

1. Prepare the rules, standards and forms required by subsection A of this section, and amendments to the rules, standards and forms as necessary, for the approval of the Commission;

2. In cooperation with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, develop and maintain training programs and consultation services for physicians and Child Abuse Examiners;

3. In consultation and cooperation with the Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, develop a uniform system of reimbursement for medical examinations and evaluations of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect which are compensable pursuant to Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act for adoption by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority;

4. Develop and maintain an accurate listing of trained Child Abuse Examiners for distribution by the Commission; and

5. Engage in such other activities as necessary and appropriate for the establishment and maintenance of a statewide system of expert medical examination and evaluation of children suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect, subject to the approval and authorization of the Commission.

C. The Chief Child Abuse Examiner shall be a physician with experience in the area of child abuse and neglect and, as requested or directed by the Board, shall:

1. Provide consultant services to the Board as necessary for the preparation of the rules, standards and forms required by subsection A of this section;

2. Assist the Board and the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University with the development, implementation, maintenance and coordination of the training programs required by this section;

3. Prepare written reports for the Board and the Commission regarding progress of the system established by this act; and

4. As requested by the Board, perform other duties as necessary to assist the Board in the performance of its duties and responsibilities.

Added by Laws 1990, c. 254, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 421, § 5, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004; Laws 2005, c. 236, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005.

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