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§ 3-8A-17.10. Presence of child at hearings

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-17.10
§ 3-8A-17.10. Presence of child at hearings
Testimony of child not required
(a) At any time before an adjudication under this subtitle, a hearing on a preliminary motion on another issue, including an objection to the sufficiency of the petition, may be conducted without the child being present if the child's testimony is not required.
Statements by child made during competency hearing
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any statement made by the child or information elicited during a competency hearing, in connection with the determination of competency, or while services are being provided under this subtitle, and any report prepared by a qualified expert, may not be admitted in evidence in any proceeding except a proceeding relating to the child's competency to proceed.
(2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply if the counsel for the child introduces the report of the qualified expert, or any part of it, in any hearing other than a competency hearing.


Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-8A-17.8 by Acts 2005, c. 580, § 1, eff. Dec. 31, 2005. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-8A-17.10 and amended by Acts 2006, c. 387, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-8A-17.10, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-8A-17.10
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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