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identified in the local criminal history check must be clarified by obtaining additional, official documentation from the local court with jurisdiction prior to completion of the Expedited Assessment.  

No parent or guardian may be approved, if they or an adult member of the household has a felony conviction for the following:

i

Child Abuse and Neglect;

ii

Spousal Abuse;

iii

A crime against a child or children (including child pornography); and

iv

A crime involving violence, including rape, sexual assault, or homicide, but not including other physical assault or battery.  

NOTE:  In situations where there are pending charges of this type with no disposition, approval or disapproval may be withheld until the charges have been resolved.     

Form CS-0750, Background Criminal History-Expedited/Emergency Purpose Code X on parent/guardian.

Form CS-0741 DCS Database Search Results must be completed for all household members age eighteen (18) or older.  If the parent/guardian placement resource has not been in residence in the county for a period of five (5) years, the local criminal records check must be made for previous placement of residence five (5) years back.  TN DCS Regional staff will be responsible for these checks.

All Findings identified must be documented on TN DCS Form CS-0687 Criminal History and IV-E Eligibility Checklist with results attached.  This documentation must be reported in the Expedited Placement Assessment.

The Internet Records Clearance must be completed for all household members age eighteen (18) years or older.  This search must be conducted taking into account current, maiden and any other previous legal names.  This documentation must include the following:    

i

The National Sexual Offender Registry Clearance must be conducted for the prospective parent/guardian placement resource and all adult household members using the Internet.  The Internet Web Address for a national search is http://www.nsopr.gov/

ii

A Tennessee  Department of Health Abuse Registry Clearance-  The Internet Website address is http://www.health.state.tn.us/AbuseRegistry/default.aspx

The parent /guardian placement resource and all adult members of the household must agree to be scheduled for and complete their fingerprinting within fifteen (15) days.   Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a delay of a decision regarding placement and/or a decision to deny placement pending full results of the fingerprinting.

The parent/guardian placement resource and all members of the household must agree to be scheduled for a medical examination prior to completion of the Expedited Placement Assessment Summary.  Unless the placement resource and all members of the household can provide a copy of a current medical examination/report from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or equivalent health care professional or the placement resource and all members of the household must agree to secure an examination/report from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or equivalent health

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 50

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