2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:4A-85 - Alcoholic, Drug-dependent Parent.

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:4A-85 (2016) What's This?

2A:4A-85 Alcoholic, drug-dependent parent.

10.Alcoholic, drug-dependent parent. a. When a petition is filed and as a result of any information supplied on the family situation by the crisis intervention unit, court intake services has reason to believe that the parent or guardian is an alcoholic, as defined by P.L.1975, c.305 (C.26:2B-8), or a drug-dependent person, as defined by section 2 of the "New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act," P.L.1970, c.226 (C.24:21-2), intake services shall state the basis for this determination and provide recommendations to the court.

b.When, as a result of any information supplied by the crisis intervention unit, court intake services has reason to believe that a juvenile is an "abused or neglected child," as defined in P.L.1974, c.119 (C.9:6-8.21), they shall handle the case pursuant to the procedure set forth in that law. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency shall, upon disposition of any case originated pursuant to this subsection, notify court intake services as to the nature of the disposition.

c. (1) When, as a result of any information supplied with regard to any juvenile by the crisis intervention unit or from any other source, court intake services has reason to believe that the juvenile may have an auditory or vision problem, intake services shall state the basis for this determination and provide recommendations to the court. Before arriving at its determination, intake services may request the court to order any appropriate school medical records of the juvenile. On the basis of this recommendation or on its own motion, the court may order any juvenile concerning whom a complaint is filed to be examined by a physician, optometrist, audiologist, or speech language pathologist.

(2)Any examination shall be made and the findings submitted to the court within 30 days of the date the order is entered, but this period may be extended by the court for good cause.

(3)Copies of any reports of findings submitted to the court shall be available to counsel for all parties prior to an adjudication of whether or not the juvenile is delinquent.

L.1982, c.80, s.10; amended 1985, c.437; 2012, c.16, s.2.


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