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Art. 613.  Entry orders

A.  If in the course of an investigation of a report, admission cannot be obtained to the home, school, or any other place where the child may be found, the investigator shall apply to the juvenile court for an order authorizing an entry for the purposes of interviewing the child and other members of the household, for the visual inspection of the child, and for an inspection of the home to the extent such an inspection is essential to the investigation of specific allegations.  The affidavit of the applicant must demonstrate:

(1)  That reasonable suspicion exists that the child has been abused or neglected.

(2)  That entry has been denied.

B.  The court may grant such an order on an ex parte application and may also order a law enforcement officer to accompany the applicant in executing the entry order.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992.

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