25-6-9.1 Home study report required--Criminal record check and central registry screening to be inc...
Home study report required--Criminal record check and central registry screening
to be included--Violation as misdemeanor.
No person may place a child in a home for adoption until
a home study has been completed by a licensed child placement agency as defined in § 26-6-14, the
Department of Social Services, or a certified social worker eligible to engage in private independent
practice as defined in § 36-26-17. Any person who submitted home studies under this section or
under § 26-4-15 prior to July 1, 1990, may continue to submit home study reports without meeting
the above requirements. A home study shall include a fingerprint based criminal record check
completed by the Division of Criminal Investigation and a central registry screening completed by
the Department of Social Services. In addition, no child who is in the custody of the Department of
Social Services may be placed in a home for adoption until a fingerprint based criminal record check
has been completed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for each adopting parent. Any person who
violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1986, ch 214, §§ 2, 3; SL 1990, ch 185, § 1; SL 1992, ch 180, § 1; SL 2002, ch 116, § 2;
SL 2003, ch 145, § 1; SL 2007, ch 156, § 1; SL 2008, ch 130, § 1.