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Enacted Kinship/Guardianship Legislation in Connecticut

Department of Children and Families

Bill: HB 5421, Chap. 185; Status: Enacted

Summary: Establishes that at the temporary custody hearing regarding the placement of a child, the court shall identify any person or persons related to the child or youth by blood or marriage who might serve as licensed foster parents, certified relative caregivers or temporary custodians and order the Commissioner of Children and Families to investigate and determine, not later than thirty days after the preliminary hearing, the appropriateness of placement of the child or youth with such relative or relatives.

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