2021 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 11 - Juvenile Code
Article 7 - Competency in Delinquency or Child in Need of Services Cases
§ 15-11-654. Transfer of Proceedings

Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-11-654 (2021)
  1. If at any time following a finding that a child is incompetent to proceed the court determines that such child is a resident of a county of this state other than the county in which the court sits, the court may transfer the proceeding to the county of such child's residence.
  2. When any case is transferred, certified copies of all legal, social history, health, or mental health records pertaining to the case on file with the clerk of the court shall accompany the transfer. Compliance with this subsection shall terminate jurisdiction in the transferring court and initiate jurisdiction in the receiving court.
  3. If a court determines that such child's competency is remediated, jurisdiction of the case may be returned to the transferring court for the adjudication hearing and any subsequent proceedings.

(Code 1981, §15-11-654, enacted by Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 1-1/HB 242.)

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