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§ 6351.1. Authority of court upon petition to remove child from foster parent

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial ProcedureEffective: December 31, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Actions, Proceedings and Other Matters Generally
Chapter 63. Juvenile Matters (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter D. Disposition of Children Generally
Effective: December 31, 2014
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6351.1
§ 6351.1. Authority of court upon petition to remove child from foster parent
(a) Order required.--Notwithstanding sections 6324 (relating to taking into custody) and 6351(a) (relating to disposition of dependent child), if a county agency petitions the court for removal of a child because the foster parent has been convicted of an offense set forth in 23 Pa.C.S. § 6344(c) (relating to employees having contact with children; adoptive and foster parents), the court shall immediately enter an order removing the child from the foster parent.
(b) Limitation on placement.--If a court enters an order under subsection (a), the following apply:
(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), the court may, under section 6351(a), enter an order of disposition best suited to the child's safety; protection; and physical, mental and moral welfare.
(2) Notwithstanding section 6351(a), if the court finds that the foster parent has been convicted of an offense set forth in 23 Pa.C.S. § 6344(c), the court has no authority to place or return the child to the foster parent who was named in the petition filed by the county agency under subsection (a).

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2003, Oct. 31, P.L. 200, No. 31, § 1, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2003]. Amended 2014, Oct. 22, P.L. 2529, No. 153, § 14, effective Dec. 31, 2014.
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6351.1, PA ST 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6351.1
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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