2011 Kentucky Revised Statutes
Download pdf620.010 Legislative purpose.
In addition to the purposes set forth in KRS 600.010, this chapter shall be interpreted to
effectuate the following express legislative purposes regarding the treatment of
dependent, neglected and abused children. Children have certain fundamental rights
which must be protected and preserved, including but not limited to, the rights to
adequate food, clothing and shelter; the right to be free from physical, sexual or
emotional injury or exploitation; the right to develop physically, mentally, and
emotionally to their potential; and the right to educational instruction and the right to a
secure, stable family. It is further recognized that upon some occasions, in order to protect
and preserve the rights and needs of children, it is necessary to remove a child from his or
Effective: July 1, 1987
History: Created 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 423, sec. 62, effective July 1, 1987.
Legislative Research Commission Note. Acts 1986, ch. 423, § 199 read: "KRS 446.250
to 446.320 to the contrary notwithstanding, Acts 1986, ch. 423 shall prevail in the
event of a conflict between Acts 1986, ch. 423 and other Acts passed by the 1986
regular session of the General Assembly."
CHAPTER 620 DEPENDENCY, NEGLECT, AND ABUSE
620.010 Legislative purpose.
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