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§ 3-816.3. Notice to foster and preadoptive parents and caregivers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2013

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: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-816.3
§ 3-816.3. Notice to foster and preadoptive parents and caregivers
Preadoptive parent defined
(a) In this section, “preadoptive parent” means an individual whom a child placement agency, as defined in § 5-101 of the Family Law Article, approves to adopt a child who has been placed in the individual's home for adoption before the order of adoption.
Notice requirements
(b) Unless waived for good cause, before any proceeding concerning a child, the local department shall give at least 10 days' notice in writing to the child's foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver of the date, time, and place of the proceeding and of the right to be heard at the proceeding.
Right to be heard at proceedings
(c) The foster parent, preadoptive parent, caregiver, or an attorney for the foster parent, preadoptive parent, or caregiver shall be given the right to be heard at the proceeding.
Status as party
(d) The foster parent, preadoptive parent, caregiver, or attorney may not be considered to be a party solely on the basis of the right to notice and the right to be heard provided under this section.

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Added by Acts 2013, c. 37, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-816.3, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-816.3
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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