HB 684 Provides that child protective investigators shall provide community service program information to parents and establishes the Supporting and Strengthening Families Act

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HB 684 - The act provides that during a child protective investigation that does not result in an out-of-home placement, the child protective investigator shall provide information to the parent about community service programs that provide support services for families in crisis.

The act adds that when a conservator is appointed to manage a person's estate the court may make orders for the for the respite of the protectee.

Under the act a parent or legal custodian of a child may delegate to an attorney-in-fact any powers regarding care and custody of the child for a period not to exceed one year, unless an exception applies as specified in the act. Such delegation shall not deprive the parent or legal custodian of any parental or legal authority regarding the care and custody of the child, and can be revoked at any time.

A child subject to the power of attorney shall not be considered placed in foster care and the parties shall not be subject to any licensing regulations for foster care or community care for children.


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