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      CHC 1213     


Art. 1213. Continuing duties of the department; home study report

            A. After an interlocutory decree has been entered, the department shall maintain contact with the proposed adoptive home directly or through another agency in accordance with Article 1207.

            B. The licensed private adoption placing agency, or the department for children in department custody, maintains responsibility for the safety and welfare of the child. The department is responsible for submission of a confidential court report that ensures the accuracy and thoroughness of the resulting reports. The department shall adopt, promulgate, and enforce such rules and regulations as are necessary and appropriate to implement this authorization in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

            C. If an interlocutory decree has been entered, a second confidential report shall be presented to the court preceding the hearing on the final decree of agency adoption. The findings of this report shall be based upon the same considerations as prescribed in Article 1207 and shall disclose any changed conditions and all new pertinent information.

            D. Repealed by Acts 2022, No. 633, §2.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 1062, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2021, No. 6, §1; Acts 2022, No. 633, §§1, 2.

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