Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1557

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-34-1.

Synopsis: Child in need of services. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that a child is a child in need of services (CHINS) if the child is born with fetal alcohol syndrome or born with any amount of a controlled substance or legend drug in the child's body. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that a child is a CHINS if the child has an injury, has an abnormal physical or psychological development, or is at a substantial risk of a life threatening condition due to the mother's use of alcohol, controlled substances, or legend drugs during pregnancy.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





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    January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1557



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-34-1-10; (11)IN1557.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-34-1-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. Except as provided in sections 12 and 13 of this chapter, a rebuttable presumption is raised that a child is a child in need of services if the state introduces competent evidence of probative value that
        (1) the child is was born with:
            (A) (1) fetal alcohol syndrome; or
            (B) (2) any amount, including a trace amount, of a controlled substance or a legend drug in the child's body. and
        (2) the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that:
            (A) the child is not receiving; or
            (B) is unlikely to be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.
SOURCE: IC 31-34-1-11; (11)IN1557.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 31-34-1-11, AS AMENDED BY P.L.2-2005, SECTION 81, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 11. Except as provided in sections 12 and 13 of this chapter, a rebuttable presumption is raised that a child is a child

in need of services if the state introduces competent evidence of probative value that:
        (1) the child:
            (A) has an injury;
            (B) has abnormal physical or psychological development; or
            (C) is at a substantial risk of a life threatening condition;
        that arises or is substantially aggravated because the child's mother used alcohol, a controlled substance, or a legend drug during pregnancy; and
        (2) the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that:
            (A) the child is not receiving; or
            (B) is unlikely to be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.

SOURCE: IC 31-34-1-12; (11)IN1557.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 31-34-1-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 12. A child is not a child in need of services under section 10 or 11 of this chapter if:
        (1) a drug detected in the body of the child under section 10(1) 10 of this chapter or the condition described in section 11(1) of this chapter was caused by a legend drug; and
        (2) during pregnancy the child's mother:
            (A) possessed a valid prescription for the legend drug;
            (B) was not in violation of IC 16-42-19 (the Indiana legend drug act); and
            (C) made a good faith attempt to use the legend drug according to the prescription instructions.
SOURCE: IC 31-34-1-13; (11)IN1557.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 31-34-1-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 13. A child is not a child in need of services under section 10 or 11 of this chapter if:
        (1) a drug detected in the body of the child under section 10(1) 10 of this chapter or the condition described in section 11(1) of this chapter was caused by a controlled substance; and
        (2) during pregnancy the child's mother:
            (A) possessed a valid prescription for the controlled substance; and
            (B) made a good faith attempt to use the controlled substance according to the prescription instructions.