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§ 3-8A-17. Investigation of child

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8a. Juvenile Causes--Children Other than Cinas and Adults (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-17
§ 3-8A-17. Investigation of child
Study by Department of Juvenile Services
(a) After a petition or a citation has been filed with the court under this subtitle, the court may direct the Department of Juvenile Services or another qualified agency to make a study concerning the child, the child's family, the child's environment, and other matters relevant to the disposition of the case.
Examination by physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other professionals
(b) As part of a study under this section, the child or any parent, guardian, or custodian may be examined at a suitable place by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other professionally qualified person.
Admissibility of report of study as evidence
(c) The report of a study under this section is admissible as evidence at a waiver hearing and at a disposition hearing, but not at an adjudicatory hearing. However, the attorney for each party has the right to inspect the report prior to its presentation to the court, to challenge or impeach its findings and to present appropriate evidence with respect to it.


Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-818 by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 691, § 8; Acts 1975, c. 554, §§ 1, 3; Acts 1982, c. 844; Acts 1987, c. 290; Acts 1989, c. 539, § 7; Acts 1995, c. 8, § 4, eff. June 1, 1995; Acts 1999, c. 619, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-8A-17 and amended by Acts 2001, c. 415, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 53, § 4, eff. July 1, 2003.
Formerly Art. 26, § 70-14.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-17, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-8A-17
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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