Legislature(2005 - 2006)

2005-03-09 House Journal

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2005-03-09                     House Journal                      Page 0573
HB 53                                                                                             
Representative Lynn added his name as cosponsor to:                                                 
    SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 53                                                        
    "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                              

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    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."