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      CHC 645     


Art. 645. Department of Children and Family Services to provide information concerning the parents' location; cooperation of the department

            A. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, the department shall obtain and provide to the district attorney with any request for a petition all available information pertinent to the location of every parent, including names and addresses of known relatives and any parents of a sibling where such parent has legal custody of the sibling, and any information available from the parent locator service. If a curator ad hoc is appointed, the department shall supply this information to him within fifteen days of its receipt of a copy of the order appointing the curator ad hoc. This duty shall be a continuing one as long as the child remains subject to the jurisdiction of the court.

            B. The department shall fully cooperate with any court which has authority with respect to the placement of a child in foster care or for adoption for the purpose of locating a parent of the child. Such cooperation shall include making available all information obtained from the Federal Parent Locater Service.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 2007, No. 334, §1; Acts 2015, No. 124, §1, eff. June 19, 2015.

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