Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
Occasionally, Child Support Services (CSS) is notified that a child has been placed out of state. This notification can occur in a number of ways:
- Noted on Change in Placement Form or other notification from Child Welfare
- Court hearings
- eKIDS/KIDS research
- Foster Care Inquiry
- Notified by a customer
When a child is in a kinship placement out-of-state, it falls within the regulations of the ICPC agreement. If the home is a certified foster home, they are paid by Oklahoma at the foster care rate of the state they live in.
It is possible to receive a referral from another state for one of these cases however, these are extremely rare. If a referral is received, process as usual.
Paid ICPC Placements
It is estimated that only 20% of ICPC placements are state funded. The payments display on the Foster Care Inquiry Tool. If the child is placed out of state, Oklahoma’s foster care medical case will close and the current support case will erroneously update to a ‘P’ case type causing payments to issue. When this occurs, send a Finance Action Request to update the case (CHB) to prevent future PS2 interface. The case type will be updated to the same case type that displayed prior to ICPC placement (E or F).
Unpaid ICPC Placement
If the placement is not paid, close the case or move the case to 06 or 08 status as applicable.