House Journal: Page 885: Wednesday, March 22, 2000
21 NEW PARAGRAPH. j. If it has been determined that
22 the child cannot return to the child's home,
23 documentation of the steps taken to make and finalize
24 an adoption or other permanent placement.
25 Sec. ___. Section 232.78, subsection 3, Code
26 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
The order shall specify the facility to which
the child is to be brought. Except for good cause
29 shown or unless the child is sooner returned to the
30 place where the child was residing or permitted to
31 return to the child care facility, a petition shall be
32 filed under this chapter within three days of the
33 issuance of the order.
34 Sec. ___. Section 232.78, subsection 6, Code
35 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
36 6. Any person who may file a petition under this
37 chapter may apply for, or the court on its own motion
38 may issue, an order for temporary removal under this
39 section. An appropriate person designated by the
40 court shall confer with a person seeking the removal
41 order, shall make every reasonable effort to inform
42 the parent or other person legally responsible for the
43 child's care of the application, and shall make such
44 inquiries as will aid the court in disposing of such
45 application. The person designated by the court shall
46 file with the court a complete written report
47 providing all details of the designee's conference
48 with the person seeking the removal order, the
49 designee's efforts to inform the parents or other
50 person legally responsible for the child's care of the
1 application, any inquiries made by the designee to aid
2 the court in disposing of the application, and all
3 information the designee communicated to the court.
4 The report shall be filed within five days of the date
5 of the removal order. If the court does not designate
6 an appropriate person who performs the required
7 duties, notwithstanding section 234.39 or any other
8 provision of law, the child's parent shall not be
9 responsible for paying the cost of care and services
10 for the duration of the removal order.
11 7. Any order entered under this section
12 authorizing temporary removal of a child shall include
a both of the following:
14 a. A statement that the temporary removal is the
15 result of a determination that the child remaining in
16 the child's home would be contrary to the welfare of
17 the child, and that reasonable efforts have been made
18 to prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the
19 child from the child's home.
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