245C.34 ADOPTION AND CHILD FOSTER CARE BACKGROUND STUDIES; TRIBAL
Subdivision 1. Background studies may be conducted by commissioner.
organizations may contract with the commissioner under section
to obtain background
study data on individuals under tribal jurisdiction related to adoptions.
(b) Tribal organizations may contract with the commissioner under section
background study data on individuals under tribal jurisdiction related to child foster care.
(c) Background studies initiated by tribal organizations under paragraphs (a) and (b) must be
conducted as provided in subdivisions 2 and 3.
Subd. 2. Information and data provided to tribal organization.
The background study
subject must provide the information specified in section
Subd. 3. Information and data provided to commissioner.
The tribal organization shall
forward the data collected under subdivision 2 to the commissioner.
Subd. 4. Information commissioner reviews.
(a) The commissioner shall review the
following information regarding the background study subject:
(1) the information under section
245C.08, subdivisions 1
, 3, and 4;
(2) information from the child abuse and neglect registry for any state in which the subject
has resided for the past five years; and
(3) information from national crime information databases, when required under section
(b) The commissioner shall provide any information collected under this subdivision to the
tribal organization that initiated the background study. The commissioner shall indicate if the
information collected shows that the subject of the background study has a conviction listed in
United States Code, title 42, section 671(a)(20)(A).
History: 2007 c 147 art 3 s 23