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      CHC 670     


Art. 670.  Notice of predisposition report and examination

A.  Prior to or during the disposition hearing, the court shall advise the petitioner, counsel for the child, and counsel for the parents of the factual contents and the conclusions of the predisposition report authorized by Article 668 and any other reports considered by the court.  The court need not, but may, disclose sources of factual information to counsel for the child.

B.  If the court has ordered a mental examination of the child or his parents pursuant to Article 669, the court, prior to the disposition hearing, shall provide the petitioner and counsel for the child and parent with copies of reports submitted in connection with such mental examination.

C.  The court shall afford the petitioner and counsel for the child and parent fair opportunity to controvert factual contents and conclusions disclosed pursuant to Paragraphs A and B of this Article.

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

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