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      CHC 647     


Art. 647.  Stipulation; consent to judgment

With the approval of the petitioner and the department, if a child is in the custody of the department, a parent whose child is the subject of pending proceedings may, with or without admitting the allegations of the petition, stipulate that the child is in need of care according to Article 606, provided that:

(1)  A prehearing conference has been convened in accordance with Article 646.1.

(2)  The parent personally appears before the court.

(3)  The court fully informs the parent of his rights as required by Article 625.

(4)  The court fully informs the parent of the consequences of such a stipulation, including the parent's responsibility to comply with the case plan and correct the conditions requiring the child to be in care.

(5)  The parent knowingly and voluntarily consents to the judgment.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.

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