Legislature(2005 - 2006)

2005-03-02 House Journal

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2005-03-02                     House Journal                      Page 0482
HB 53                                                                                             
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 53 by                                                         
Representatives Coghill, Ramras, Rokeberg, Kelly, and McGuire,                                      
     "An Act relating to child-in-need-of-aid proceedings; amending                                 
     the construction of statutes pertaining to children in need of aid;                            
     relating to a duty and standard of care for services to children and                           
     families, to the confidentiality of investigations, court hearings,                            
     and public agency records and information in child-in-need-of-aid                              
     matters and certain child protection matters, to immunity                                      
     regarding disclosure of information in child-in-need-of-aid matters                            
     and certain child protection matters, to the retention of certain                              
     privileges of a parent in a relinquishment and termination of a                                
     parent and child relationship proceeding, to eligibility for                                   
     permanent fund dividends for certain children in the custody of                                
     the state, and to juvenile delinquency proceedings and placements;                             
     establishing a right to a trial by jury in termination of parental                             
     rights proceedings; reestablishing and relating to state citizens'                             
     review panels for certain child protection and custody matters;                                
     amending the duty to disclose information pertaining to a child in                             
     need of aid; authorizing additional family members to consent to                               
     disclosure of confidential or privileged information about children                            
     and families involved with children's services within the                                      
     Department of Health and Social Services to officials for review                               
     or use in official capacities; relating to reports of harm and to                              
     adoptions and foster care; mandating reporting of the medication                               
     of children in state custody; prescribing the rights of grandparents                           
     related to child-in-need-of-aid cases and establishing a                                       
     grandparent priority for adoption in certain child-in-need-of-aid                              
     cases; modifying adoption and placement procedures in certain                                  
     child-in-need-of-aid cases; amending treatment service                                         
     requirements for parents involved in child-in-need-of-aid                                      
     proceedings; amending Rules 9 and 13, Alaska Adoption Rules;                                   
     amending Rules 3, 18, and 22, Alaska Child in Need of Aid Rules                                
     of Procedure; and providing for an effective date."                                            

2005-03-02                     House Journal                      Page 0483
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education & Social                              
Services, Judiciary, and Finance Committees.