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DHS Move Gets Approval from Gov

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics, Uncategorized.
September 28, 2011

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Governor Fallin says she supports the decision by the Department of Human Services Commission to investigate deaths of children and adults in the agency’s care.

The DHS Commission appointed former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane as chairman of the committee.

Governor Fallin says it’s time commissioners investigated DHS policies and procedures as well as the commission itself.

“The original DHS Commission was set up in 1936 well a lot of things have changed since 1936 in the State of Oklahoma and the agency has grown to include 7,000 employees statewide, so it’s a massive state agency.”

Fallin says the agency and commission needs to do a better job of protecting children and making sure the system works.

DHS came under fire recently after the death of 5-year-old Serenity Deal who was put in the custody of her biological father who now faces charges in her murder.

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