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Senate Bill 0538

Senate Bill 0538

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB 538 (Updated April 29, 2001 8:34 PM - DI 77)

Childrens' services. Provides for the division of mental health to award grants to local units of government for the establishment of local programs responsible for developing a coordinated, family centered, community based system of services for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Provides that the division of family and children may not initiate a court proceeding to terminate parental rights or transfer legal custody, or require a parent to agree to the termination of parental rights or transfer of custody, of a child with certain disorders who is voluntarily placed out of the home in order to receive treatment. Allows the division and parent to sign a voluntary placement agreement. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Indiana commission on mental health.)
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