Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Mississippi

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/ 

Citation:

  • Adoption: title 93, chapter 17
  • Child protection: title 43, chapter 21 (§§ 43-21-105 through 43-21-121, 43-21-257 through 43-21-267, 43-21-351 through 43-21-357)
  • Child welfare: title 43, chapters 15, 18, 21 (§§ 43-21-603, 43-21-609 through 43-21-619), 51; title 93, chapter 15
  • Guardianship: title 93, chapter 20, article 4
  • Indian child welfare: §§ 93-15-125, 93-17-3, 93-27-104

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/default.aspx

Notes:

The link opens to a search screen. In the field for 'Agency Search,' from the drop-down list select title 18 - Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/about/policies-procedures

Other Resources

Mississippi Rules of Court

Tribal code available online: