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      CHC 1036.1     


Art. 1036.1.  Proof of prior child in need of care judgment, stipulation; record

A.  Evidence of a prior adjudication or a parent's prior stipulation that a child is in need of care and an instanter order or disposition judgment removing the child from the parent's custody shall be admissible in proceedings brought under this Title.  If the prior adjudication judgment was entered by the same court, it may take judicial notice of its own records.  If the prior order or judgment was entered by another court, a certified copy of the order or judgment or certified copy of the minute entry shall be admissible in accordance with the Louisiana Code of Evidence.

B.  The court record of a prior child in need of care proceeding involving the child who is the subject of the termination proceeding may be introduced into evidence at the hearing on the termination of parental rights.

Acts 1997, No. 256, §1.

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