(a) The commissioner of human services must collect data from all adoption agencies for six months in order to establish benchmarks to evaluate postadoption search services. The data must include:
(1) the percentage of requests resulting in successful location of the other party;
(2) the percentage of requests resulting in successful completion of the commissioner's designated form for family medical and social history;
(3) the time from request for search to completion of search; and
(4) the number and type of efforts used to complete the search.
(b) Agencies must provide the number of search requests received during the six-month period prior to June 2, 2005, to the commissioner of human services.
(c) The data must be used to establish reasonable efforts in developing the best practices under subdivision 2.
The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner of health, must develop best practice guidelines for conducting postadoption services.