Title 78A - Judiciary and Judicial Administration - Chapter 6 - Juvenile Court Act - Part 3 - Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Proceedings - Section 323 - Additional finding at adjudication hearing -- Petition -- Court records.


Published: 2015-07-01

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Effective 7/1/2015 Renumbered 9/1/2021 78A-6-323 Additional finding at adjudication hearing -- Petition -- Court records. (1) Upon the filing with the court of a petition under Section 78A-6-304 by the Division of Child

and Family Services or any interested person informing the court, among other things, that the division has made a supported finding that a person committed a severe type of child abuse or neglect as defined in Section 62A-4a-1002, the court shall:

(a) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit; (b) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and (c) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the division.

(2) The judicial finding under Subsection (1) shall be made: (a) as part of the adjudication hearing; (b) at the conclusion of the adjudication hearing; or (c) as part of a court order entered pursuant to a written stipulation of the parties.

(3) (a) Any person described in Subsection 62A-4a-1010(1) may at any time file with the court a

petition for removal of the person's name from the Licensing Information System. (b) At the conclusion of the hearing on the petition, the court shall:

(i) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit; (ii) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and (iii) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the division.

(4) A proceeding for adjudication of a supported finding under this section of a type of abuse or neglect that does not constitute a severe type of child abuse or neglect may be joined in the juvenile court with an adjudication of a severe type of child abuse or neglect.

(5) If a person whose name appears on the Licensing Information system prior to May 6, 2002 files a petition during the time that an alleged perpetrator's application for clearance to work with children or vulnerable adults is pending, the court shall hear the matter and enter a final decision no later than 60 days after the filing of the petition.

(6) For the purposes of licensing under Sections 26-39-402, 62A-1-118, and 62A-2-120, and for the purposes described in Sections 26-8a-310 and 62A-2-121 and Title 26, Chapter 21, Part 2, Clearance for Direct Patient Access:

(a) the court shall make available records of its findings under Subsections (1) and (2): (i) for those purposes; and (ii) only to those with statutory authority to access also the Licensing Information System

created under Section 62A-4a-1006; and (b) any appellate court shall make available court records of appeals from juvenile court

decisions under Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4): (i) for those purposes; and (ii) only to those with statutory authority to access also the Licensing Information System.