2019 Louisiana Laws
Children's Code

TITLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS

TITLE II LEGAL STATUS OF CHILDREN

TITLE III JURISDICTION, GENERAL AUTHORITY, AND APPEALS

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. JUVENILE JURISDICTION OF COURTS

CHAPTER 3. JURISDICTION OVER CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND MINORS

CHAPTER 4. ORIGINAL CRIMINAL COURT JURISDICTION OVER CHILDREN

CHAPTER 5. JUVENILE JURISDICTION OVER ADULTS

CHAPTER 6. VENUE

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL AUTHORITY OF COURTS

CHAPTER 8. SPECIAL AUTHORITY OF COURTS; PROTECTED PERSONS; VIDEOTAPING; CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION

CHAPTER 9. APPEALS AND SUPERVISORY JURISDICTION

TITLE IV JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 1. LOCAL RULES OF COURT

CHAPTER 2. SCHEDULING AND CONDUCT OF CASES

CHAPTER 3. RECORDS

CHAPTER 4. COURT PERSONNEL

CHAPTER 5. DUTIES OF COURT CLERKS

CHAPTER 6. MEDIATION

TITLE V SERVICES TO FAMILIES

CHAPTER 1. PROTECTION OF CHILDREN IN ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS

PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART II. MULTIDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

CHAPTER 2. CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS

CHAPTER 3. CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CLEARINGHOUSE

CHAPTER 4. INFORMATION SHARING

CHAPTER 5. LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN

PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART II. LOUISIANA CHILD REPRESENTATION SYSTEM

CHAPTER 6. LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENT PARENTS

PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART II. INDIGENT PARENTS' REPRESENTATION PROGRAM

CHAPTER 7. CHILD PROTECTION REPRESENTATION COMMISSION

TITLE VI CHILD IN NEED OF CARE

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. VENUE

CHAPTER 3. GROUNDS; CHILD IN NEED OF CARE

CHAPTER 4. RIGHT TO COUNSEL

CHAPTER 5. CHILD ABUSE REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION

NOTE: Section heading and Paragraph A eff. until promulgation and publication of rules by DCFS pursuant to Acts 2017, No. 348, §6.

NOTE: Article 616.1.1 shall become eff. upon promulgation and publication by DCFS of the final rules to implement the provisions of this Act.

CHAPTER 6. PROCEDURES FOR THE PROTECTION OF A CHILD

CHAPTER 7. INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 8. PETITIONS; SERVICE; SUMMONS

CHAPTER 9. ANSWER TO PETITION

CHAPTER 10. SPECIAL MOTIONS AND DISCOVERY

CHAPTER 11. ADJUDICATION

CHAPTER 12. PREDISPOSITION INVESTIGATION

CHAPTER 13. PERMANENCY PLANNING REPORTS

CHAPTER 14. DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 15. CASE REVIEW PROCEDURE; REPORTS; REVIEW HEARINGS

CHAPTER 16. DISPOSITIONAL REVIEWS

CHAPTER 17. SANCTIONS FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH PERMANENCY PLANNING REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 18. MODIFICATION OF DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 19. GUARDIANSHIP

CHAPTER 20. SAFE HARBOR FOR SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN

TITLE VII. FAMILIES IN NEED OF SERVICES

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. PERSONS SUBJECT TO PROCEEDINGS; GROUNDS; COMPLAINT

CHAPTER 3. DUTIES OF INTAKE OFFICER

CHAPTER 4. PREADJUDICATION CUSTODY AND RELEASE OF CHILDREN

CHAPTER 5. INFORMAL FAMILY SERVICES PLAN PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 6. PETITION AND SUMMONS

CHAPTER 7. ANSWER TO PETITION

CHAPTER 8. SPECIAL MOTIONS AND DISCOVERY

CHAPTER 9. ADJUDICATION

CHAPTER 10. PREDISPOSITION INVESTIGATION

CHAPTER 11. PERMANENCY PLANNING REPORTS

CHAPTER 12. DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 13. CASE REVIEW PROCEDURE; REPORTS; REVIEW HEARINGS

CHAPTER 14. MODIFICATION OF DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 15. TRUANCY AND ASSESSMENT AND SERVICE CENTERS

CHAPTER 15-A. NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS AND RECORDS

CHAPTER 16. EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

TITLE VIII DELINQUENCY

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 3. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

CHAPTER 3-A. RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM

CHAPTER 5. CONTINUED CUSTODY PRIOR TO ADJUDICATION

CHAPTER 6. BAIL, SECURITY DEPOSITS, CONDITIONS OF RELEASE, AND BREACH OF BAIL CONDITIONS

CHAPTER 7. MENTAL INCAPACITY TO PROCEED

CHAPTER 8. INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 9. PETITION AND SUMMONS

CHAPTER 10. ANSWER TO PETITION

CHAPTER 11. TRANSFERS FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

CHAPTER 12. PREADJUDICATION MOTIONS AND RELIEF

CHAPTER 13. ADJUDICATION

CHAPTER 14. VACATION OF ADJUDICATION

CHAPTER 15. PREDISPOSITION INVESTIGATION

CHAPTER 16. DISPOSITION HEARINGS

CHAPTER 17. MODIFICATION OF DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 18. EXPUNGEMENT

TITLE IX TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 2. TRAFFIC JURISDICTION; CITATION

CHAPTER 3. JUVENILE TRAFFIC REFEREES

CHAPTER 4. APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL

CHAPTER 5. DISPOSITION

CHAPTER 6. TRAFFIC CASES HEARD BEFORE JUVENILE TRAFFIC REFEREE; APPEAL TO COURT

TITLE X JUDICIAL CERTIFICATION OF CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 3. CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS; DUTIES OF COURT CLERKS; DISCLOSURE PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 4. GROUNDS OF INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION

CHAPTER 5. RIGHT TO COUNSEL

CHAPTER 6. PREHEARING PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 7. SPECIAL MOTIONS AND DISCOVERY

CHAPTER 8. HEARING

CHAPTER 9. JUDGMENTS

CHAPTER 10. PERMANENT PLACEMENT

CHAPTER 11. RESTORATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

TITLE XI SURRENDER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. DUTIES OF COURT CLERKS; CONFIDENTIALITY

CHAPTER 2-A. INTENT TO SURRENDER PROCESS

CHAPTER 3. AUTHORITY TO SURRENDER

CHAPTER 4. CAPACITY TO SURRENDER

CHAPTER 5. AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT SURRENDER

CHAPTER 6. COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 7. SURRENDER REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 8. STATEMENT OF FAMILY HISTORY; FORM

CHAPTER 9. FOREIGN SURRENDERS

CHAPTER 10. SURRENDER PROCEDURE IN GENERAL

CHAPTER 11. PERMANENCY PLANNING

CHAPTER 12. ANNULMENT OF SURRENDER

CHAPTER 13. SAFE HAVEN RELINQUISHMENTS

TITLE XII ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. PREPLACEMENT APPROVAL OF ADOPTIVE HOME IN PRIVATE ADOPTIONS

CHAPTER 3. VENUE AND JURISDICTION

CHAPTER 4. DUTIES OF COURT CLERKS

CHAPTER 5. CONFIDENTIALITY

CHAPTER 6. RIGHTS OF PARENTS; CONSENT; RELINQUISHMENT

CHAPTER 7. FORM OF PARENTAL CONSENT

CHAPTER 8. PRIOR CLEARANCE OF ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE

CHAPTER 9. AGENCY ADOPTIONS

CHAPTER 10. PRIVATE ADOPTIONS

CHAPTER 11. INTRAFAMILY ADOPTIONS

CHAPTER 12. APPEAL

CHAPTER 13. ANNULMENT OF FINAL DECREES

CHAPTER 14. VISITATION RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS

CHAPTER 14-A. CONTINUING CONTACT

CHAPTER 15. VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION

CHAPTER 16. DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES ADOPTION INCENTIVES

TITLE XII-A. INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. NON-HAGUE CONVENTION COUNTRY ADOPTIONS RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN ADOPTIONS

CHAPTER 3. NON-HAGUE CONVENTION COUNTRY ADOPTIONS ADOPTION OF A FOREIGN ORPHAN

CHAPTER 4. HAGUE CONVENTION COUNTRY ADOPTIONS RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN ADOPTION

CHAPTER 5. ADOPTION OF A HAGUE CONVENTION ADOPTEE

TITLE XIII SUPPORT OF FAMILY

CHAPTER 1. UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT

Section 1. General Provisions

Section 2. Jurisdiction

Section 3. Civil Provisions of General Application

Section 4. Establishment of Support Order or Determination of Parentage

Section 5. Enforcement of Support Order Without Registration

Section 6. Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Support Order

Subsection A. Registration for Enforcement of Support Order

Subsection B. Contest of Validity or Enforcement

Subsection C. Registration and Modification of Child Support Order Of Another State

Subsection D. Registration and Modification of Foreign Child Support Order

Section 7. Support Proceedings Under Convention

Section 8. Interstate Rendition

Section 9. Miscellaneous Provisions

  • Art. 1309.1. Uniformity of application and construction
  • Art. 1309.2. Transitional provision
  • Art. 1309.3. Severability
  • Art. 1310. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1311. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1312. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1313. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1314. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1315. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1316. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1317. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1318. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1319. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1320. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1321. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1322. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1323. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1324. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1325. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1326. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1327. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1328. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1329. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1330. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1331. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1332. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1333. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1334. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1335. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1336. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1337. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1338. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1339. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1340. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1341. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
  • Art. 1342. Repealed by Acts 1995, No. 251, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.

CHAPTER 2. CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF FAMILY

TITLE XIV MENTAL HEALTH PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS; DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 2. TREATMENT FACILITIES

CHAPTER 3. RIGHTS OF MINOR PATIENTS

CHAPTER 4. HOSPITALIZED MINORS' RIGHT TO HEARING

CHAPTER 5. RECORDS

CHAPTER 6. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY

CHAPTER 7. EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE ADMISSION PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 8. PROTECTIVE CUSTODY

CHAPTER 9. JUDICIAL COMMITMENT PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 10. PARENTAL ADMISSION

CHAPTER 11. VOLUNTARY ADMISSION

CHAPTER 12. SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 13. TRANSFER OF PATIENTS COMMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT

TITLE XV SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 2. CONTEMPT

CHAPTER 3. VOLUNTARY TRANSFER OF CUSTODY

CHAPTER 4. MISDEMEANOR PROSECUTION OF ADULTS

CHAPTER 5. (RESERVED)

CHAPTER 6. AUTHORIZATION OF MINORS' MARRIAGES

CHAPTER 7. PROTECTION OF TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

CHAPTER 8. DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSISTANCE

TITLE XVI INTERSTATE COMPACTS AFFECTING CHILDREN

CHAPTER 1. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON ADOPTION AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

CHAPTER 2. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN

CHAPTER 2-A. INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN

CHAPTER 4. THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES

TITLE XVII RELINQUISHMENT OF NEWBORNS

  • Art. 1701. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
  • Art. 1702. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
  • Art. 1703. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
  • Art. 1704. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
  • Art. 1705. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
  • Art. 1706. Repealed by Acts 2003, No. 609, §3.
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