"After-hours" is defined as weekends, holidays or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays pertaining to an emergency kinship placement situation.
Emergency kinship background checks can be obtained through law enforcement for a potential kinship foster home for a child in protective custody.
Local law enforcement is required by law to request a name-based criminal history search in these situations.
The worker must request a "Purpose Code (X)" National Crime Information Center (NCIC) search and submit to law enforcement the applicant's name, race, gender, date of birth and social security number.
Every "after-hours" background check must be followed with the submission of fingerprint cards within 5 working days to the Fingerprint Processing Section following the instructions outlined for obtaining a fingerprint-based background check.
For complete instructions see OKDHS policy 340:75-7-15.