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Senate Bill 0330


Senate Bill 0330

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF SB 330 (Updated February 23, 2000 3:35 PM - DI 98)


Children. Allows an emergency medical services (EMS) provider to take custody of an abandoned infant under specified conditions. Provides that voluntarily leaving a child with an EMS provider is a defense to a child neglect prosecution. Requires a juvenile court hearing regarding an abandoned infant on the next business day after the infant is taken into custody. Makes other provisions relating to the emergency custody of an abandoned infant. Requires a county office of family and children (COFC) to provide a foster parent notice of certain hearings involving a CHINS by certified mail or face to face contact. Provides that the right to be heard in a proceeding involving a CHINS includes the right to submit a written statement to the court. Requires continuance of a hearing if the COFC does not provide documentation that the foster parent received notice of the hearing at least five business days before the hearing, unless the foster parent appears. Allows a foster parent, except a foster parent who has been the subject of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect or convicted of certain felonies, to petition a court to request intervention as a party in a CHINS proceeding and allows the court to grant the petition if the court determines that intervention is in the child's best interests.
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