2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 32A-3A-9 — Right to regain custody.
32A-3A-9. Right to regain custody.
A parent, guardian or custodian may at any time demand and obtain the return of a child voluntarily placed outside the home. The child shall be returned within seventy-two hours of the demand; however, the department may prevent the immediate return by requesting the children's court attorney to file a petition alleging neglect or abuse and by obtaining temporary custody of the child before the expiration of the seventy-two hours.
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