CINC Code 38-2280 to 38-2288

Revised Kansas Code for Care of Children Part 9

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38-2280.  Remedies supplemental not substitute. 

The remedies provided in this code with respect to child support are in addition to and not in substitution for any other remedy.

38-2281.  Family services and community intervention fund; child in need of care, purpose of expenditure of moneys. 

There is hereby established in the state treasury the family services and community intervention fund which shall be administered by the secretary. The secretary may accept money from any source for the purposes for which money in the family services and community intervention fund may be expended. Moneys received shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the family services and community intervention fund. All moneys in the family services and community intervention fund shall be used for the purpose of assisting state, county or local governments or political subdivisions thereof or community agencies to provide services, intervention and support services to children alleged or adjudged to be a child in need of care, especially those youth at risk because of such child's own actions or behaviors and not due to abuse or neglect by a parent, guardian or other person responsible for such child's care. The purpose of the family services and community intervention fund shall be to enhance the ability of families and children to resolve problems within the family and community by the collaboration of governmental and local service providers that might otherwise result in a child becoming subject to the jurisdiction of the court. All expenditures from the family services and community intervention fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary or by a person or persons designated by the secretary.

38-2282. Newborn infant protection act. 

(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the newborn infant protection act.

(b) A parent or other person having lawful custody of an infant which is 45 days old or younger and which has not suffered bodily harm may surrender physical custody of the infant to any employee who is on duty at a police station, sheriff's office, law enforcement center, fire station, city or county health department or medical care facility as defined by K.S.A. 65-425, and amendments thereto. Such employee shall take physical custody of an infant surrendered pursuant to this section. A parent or other person voluntarily surrendering an infant under this subsection shall not be required to reveal personally identifiable information, but may be offered the opportunity to provide information concerning the infant's familial or medical history.

(c) A person or facility to whom an infant is delivered pursuant to this subsection shall not reveal the name or other personally identifiable information of the person who delivered the infant unless there is a reasonable suspicion that the infant has been abused, and such person or such facility shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any action taken pursuant to this subsection.

(d) As soon as possible after a person takes physical custody of an infant under this section, such person shall notify a local law enforcement agency that the person has taken physical custody of an infant pursuant to this section. Upon receipt of such notice a law enforcement officer from such law enforcement agency shall take custody of the infant as an abandoned infant. The law enforcement agency shall deliver the infant to a facility or person designated by the secretary pursuant to K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2232, and amendments thereto.

(e) Any person, city or county or agency thereof or medical care facility taking physical custody of an infant surrendered pursuant to this section shall perform any act necessary to protect the physical health or safety of the infant, and shall be immune from liability for any injury to the infant that may result therefrom.

(f) Upon request, all medical records of the infant shall be made available to the Kansas department for children and families and given to the person awarded custody of such infant. The medical facility providing such records shall be immune from liability for such records release.

38-2283. Application to existing cases. 

(a) In addition to all actions concerning a child in need of care commenced on or after January 1, 2007, this code also applies to proceedings commenced before January 1, 2007, unless the court finds that application of a particular provision of the code would substantially interfere with the effective conduct of judicial proceedings or prejudice the rights of a party or an interested party, in which case the particular provision of this code does not apply and the previous code applies.

(b) If a right is acquired, extinguished or barred upon the expiration of a prescribed period that has commenced to run under any other statute before January 1, 2007, that statute continues to apply to the right, even if it has been repealed or superceded.

38-2284.  Precedence of certain orders issued under revised Kansas code for care of children and revised Kansas juvenile justice code. 

Any order issued pursuant to the revised Kansas code for care of children or the revised Kansas juvenile justice code, shall take precedence over any order under article 21 of chapter 59 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto (adoption and relinquishment act), or article 30 of chapter 59 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto (guardians and conservators), until jurisdiction under the revised Kansas code for care of children or the revised Kansas juvenile justice code is terminated.

38-2285. Awarding high school diplomas; requirements. 

(a) The board of education of a school district shall award a high school diploma to any person requesting a diploma if such person: (1) Is at least 17 years of age; (2) is enrolled or resides in such school district; (3) is or has been a child in the custody of the secretary, or in the custody of a federally recognized Indian tribe in this state, at any time on or after such person's 14th birthday; and (4) has achieved at least the minimum high school graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education.

(b) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the revised Kansas code for care of children.

38-2286. Child removed from custody of parent, substantial consideration of grandparent. 

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of other statutes, when a child is removed from the custody of a parent and not placed with the child's other parent, a grandparent who requests custody shall receive substantial consideration when evaluating what custody, visitation or residency arrangements are in the best interests of the child. Such evaluation of custody, visitation or residency arrangements shall be stated on the record.

(b) In deciding whether to give custody to a grandparent, the court should be guided by the best interests of the child and should consider all relevant factors including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The wishes of the parents, child and grandparent;

(2) the extent to which the grandparent has cared for, nurtured and supported the child;

(3) the intent and circumstances under which the child is placed with the grandparent, including whether domestic violence is a factor and whether the child is placed to allow the parent to seek work or attend school; and

(4) the physical and mental health of all individuals involved.

(c) If the court does not give custody of a child to a grandparent pursuant to subsection (b) and the child is placed in the custody of the secretary for children and families, a grandparent who requests placement of the child in such grandparent's home shall receive substantial consideration in the evaluation of the secretary's placement of the child. The secretary shall consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, all factors listed in subsection (b) in deciding whether to place the child in the home of such grandparent. If the secretary decides that the child is not to be placed in the home of such grandparent, the secretary shall prepare and maintain a written report providing the specific reasons for such finding.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to actions filed under the Kansas adoption and relinquishment act, K.S.A. 59-2111 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the revised Kansas code for care of children.

38-2287. Child in custody, victim of certain conduct; special assessment to determine safety, placement and treatment needs. 

(a) Whenever a child is in custody, as defined in K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2202, and amendments thereto, and such child has been subjected to human trafficking or aggravated human trafficking, as defined by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5426, and amendments thereto, or commercial sexual exploitation of a child, as defined by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-6422, and amendments thereto, or the child committed an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-6419, and amendments thereto, the court shall refer the child to the secretary of the department for children and families for an assessment to determine safety, placement and treatment needs for the child. The secretary shall use a research-based assessment tool to assess such needs and shall make appropriate recommendations to the court.

(b) When any law enforcement officer takes into custody any child as provided in subsection (b)(3) of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2231, and amendments thereto, the law enforcement officer shall contact the department for children and families to begin an assessment to determine safety, placement and treatment needs for the child. The secretary of the department for children and families shall use a rapid response team to begin such assessment for appropriate and timely placement.

(c) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the revised Kansas code for care of children.

(d) This section shall take effect on and after January 1, 2014.

38-2288. CINC placement in a juvenile detention facility. 

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no child alleged or found to be a child in need of care may be placed in a juvenile detention facility unless:

(1) Such placement is necessary to protect the safety of the child and is authorized by subsection (b) of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2232, and amendments thereto, or K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2242, 38-2243 or 38-2260, and amendments thereto; or

(2) the child is also alleged to be a juvenile offender and such placement is authorized by K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 38-2330 or 38-2343, and amendments thereto.

(b) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the revised Kansas code for care of children.

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