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Senate Bill 0091

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF SB91 (Updated February 19, 2008 3:55 pm - DI 84)

Foster care sibling visitation. Requires the department of child services (DCS) to promote sibling visitation for every child who receives foster care. Allows a sibling or certain other individuals to request sibling visitation if one of the siblings is receiving foster care. Requires DCS to allow sibling visitation if it is in the best interests of the child receiving foster care. Provides that if DCS denies a request for sibling visitation, a guardian ad litem or court appointed special advocate may petition a juvenile court for sibling visitation. Requires a court to grant sibling visitation if the court determines sibling visitation is in the best interests of the child who receives foster care. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on missing children.)
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