Bill Summary for H 473 (2021-2022)

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Apr 20 2021

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House Bill 473 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 31, 2021
AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE SAFE SURRENDER OF INFANTS UNDER THE ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND DEPENDENCY LAWS AND TO MAKE CONFORMING STATUTORY CHANGES.
Intro. by White, Bradford, Riddell.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Modifies proposed Article 5A, Safe Surrender of Infants, to GS Chapter 7B as follows. Now permits a county department of social services to whom an infant has been safely surrendered to apply ex parte to the district court for an order finding that the infant has been safely surrendered and confirming that the county department of social services has the surrendering parent's right to legal custody of the minor for the purposes of obtaining a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, a social security number, or federal and State benefits for the minor (previously, only permitted after the notice by publication set forth in GS 7B-526 has been completed; previously, did not specify that the department's right to obtain the information was that of the surrendering parent). Makes technical changes. 

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