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§ 3-810. Application of Maryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: July 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Juvenile Causes--Children in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2017
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-810
§ 3-810. Application of Maryland Rules
Petitions, pleadings, and procedures
(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, the Maryland Rules govern the format of a petition and of other pleadings and the procedures to be followed by the court and parties under this subtitle.
(2) Each document that a local department serves on a parent under this subtitle shall include information about the website that the Department of Human Services maintains under § 2-302 of the Human Services Article.
Exclusion of general public from hearings
(b)(1) In any proceeding in which a child is alleged to be in need of assistance or in any voluntary placement hearing, the court may exclude the general public from a hearing and admit only those persons having a direct interest in the proceeding and their representatives.
(2) The court shall exclude the general public from a hearing where the proceedings involve discussion of confidential information from the child abuse and neglect report and record, or any information obtained from the child welfare agency concerning a child or family who is receiving Title IV-B child welfare services or Title IV-E foster care or adoption assistance.
Separate files for cases
(c) The clerk of the court shall make a separate file for each case.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 250, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Acts 2007, c. 8, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 6.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-810, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-810
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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