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House Bill 1829


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House Bill 1829

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1829 (Updated April 12, 2001 4:50 PM - DI 84)

Abandoned infants. Increases from 30 days to 45 days the maximum age of an abandoned infant that may be taken into custody without a court order. Provides that a person who leaves an infant with an emergency medical services provider is not required to disclose the person's name or the parent's name. Requires a local child protective service that takes custody of an infant to contact the missing persons clearing house to determine if the infant has been reported missing. Provides that, in custody hearings concerning an abandoned infant left with an emergency medical services provider, the emergency medical services provider is not required to be notified of custody proceedings. Removes a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interests of a child to locate the child's parent or reunify the child's family if the child was left with an emergency medical services provider. Makes a technical correction regarding detention hearings and initial hearings in cases involving abandoned infants. Gives juvenile courts exclusive original jurisdiction over guardianships for certain children who have been found by a juvenile court to be children in need of services (CHINS). Allows a court to issue an order to detain a child who has been taken into custody for a delinquent act if the court finds probable cause to believe that it is not in the best interests and welfare of the child or it is harmful to the safety or health of the child to be returned to the child's home. Gives Boone circuit court and Hendricks circuit court power over a guardianship of the person proceedings for a CHINS child.
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