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There are multiple enactments of 211.181

Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 211

Effective - 01 Jan 2021, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  211.181.  Order for disposition or treatment of child — suspension of order and probation granted, when — community organizations, immunity from liability, when — length of commitment may be set forth — assessments, deposits, use. — 1.  When a child is found by the court to come within the applicable provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 211.031, the court shall so decree and make a finding of fact upon which it exercises its jurisdiction over the child, and the court may, by order duly entered, proceed as follows:

  (1)  Place the child under supervision in his or her own home or in the custody of a relative or other suitable person after the court or a public agency or institution designated by the court conducts an investigation of the home, relative or person and finds such home, relative or person to be suitable and upon such conditions as the court may require;

  (2)  Commit the child to the custody of:

  (a)  A public agency or institution authorized by law to care for children or to place them in family homes; except that, such child may not be committed to the department of social services, division of youth services;

  (b)  Any other institution or agency which is authorized or licensed by law to care for children or to place them in family homes;

  (c)  An association, school or institution willing to receive the child in another state if the approval of the agency in that state which administers the laws relating to importation of children into the state has been secured; or

  (d)  The juvenile officer;

  (3)  Place the child in a family home;

  (4)  Cause the child to be examined and treated by a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist and when the health or condition of the child requires it, cause the child to be placed in a public or private hospital, clinic or institution for treatment and care; except that, nothing contained herein authorizes any form of compulsory medical, surgical, or psychiatric treatment of a child whose parents or guardian in good faith are providing other remedial treatment recognized or permitted under the laws of this state;

  (5)  The court may order, pursuant to subsection 2 of section 211.081, that the child receive the necessary services in the least restrictive appropriate environment including home and community-based services, treatment and support, based on a coordinated, individualized treatment plan.  The individualized treatment plan shall be approved by the court and developed by the applicable state agencies responsible for providing or paying for any and all appropriate and necessary services, subject to appropriation, and shall include which agencies are going to pay for and provide such services.  Such plan must be submitted to the court within thirty days and the child's family shall actively participate in designing the service plan for the child;

  (6)  The department of social services, in conjunction with the department of mental health, shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for such federal waivers as required to provide services for such children, including the acquisition of community-based services waivers.

  2.  When a child is found by the court to come within the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of section 211.031, the court shall so decree and upon making a finding of fact upon which it exercises its jurisdiction over the child, the court may, by order duly entered, proceed as follows:

  (1)  Place the child under supervision in his or her own home or in custody of a relative or other suitable person after the court or a public agency or institution designated by the court conducts an investigation of the home, relative or person and finds such home, relative or person to be suitable and upon such conditions as the court may require;

  (2)  Commit the child to the custody of:

  (a)  A public agency or institution authorized by law to care for children or place them in family homes; except that, a child may be committed to the department of social services, division of youth services, only if he or she is presently under the court's supervision after an adjudication under the provisions of subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection 1 of section 211.031;

  (b)  Any other institution or agency which is authorized or licensed by law to care for children or to place them in family homes;

  (c)  An association, school or institution willing to receive it in another state if the approval of the agency in that state which administers the laws relating to importation of children into the state has been secured; or

  (d)  The juvenile officer;

  (3)  Place the child in a family home;

  (4)  Cause the child to be examined and treated by a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist and when the health or condition of the child requires it, cause the child to be placed in a public or private hospital, clinic or institution for treatment and care; except that, nothing contained herein authorizes any form of compulsory medical, surgical, or psychiatric treatment of a child whose parents or guardian in good faith are providing other remedial treatment recognized or permitted under the laws of this state;

  (5)  Assess an amount of up to ten dollars to be paid by the child to the clerk of the court.

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Execution of any order entered by the court pursuant to this subsection, including a commitment to any state agency, may be suspended and the child placed on probation subject to such conditions as the court deems reasonable.  After a hearing, probation may be revoked and the suspended order executed.

  3.  When a child is found by the court to come within the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of section 211.031, the court shall so decree and make a finding of fact upon which it exercises its jurisdiction over the child, and the court may, by order duly entered, proceed as follows:

  (1)  Place the child under supervision in his or her own home or in custody of a relative or other suitable person after the court or a public agency or institution designated by the court conducts an investigation of the home, relative or person and finds such home, relative or person to be suitable and upon such conditions as the court may require; provided that, no child who has been adjudicated a delinquent by a juvenile court for committing or attempting to commit a sex-related offense which if committed by an adult would be considered a felony offense pursuant to chapter 566, including but not limited to rape, forcible sodomy, child molestation, and sexual abuse, and in which the victim was a child, shall be placed in any residence within one thousand feet of the residence of the abused child of that offense until the abused child reaches the age of eighteen, and provided further that the provisions of this subdivision regarding placement within one thousand feet of the abused child shall not apply when the abusing child and the abused child are siblings or children living in the same home;

  (2)  Commit the child to the custody of:

  (a)  A public agency or institution authorized by law to care for children or to place them in family homes;

  (b)  Any other institution or agency which is authorized or licensed by law to care for children or to place them in family homes;

  (c)  An association, school or institution willing to receive it in another state if the approval of the agency in that state which administers the laws relating to importation of children into the state has been secured; or

  (d)  The juvenile officer;

  (3)  Beginning January 1, 1996, the court may make further directions as to placement with the division of youth services concerning the child's length of stay.  The length of stay order may set forth a minimum review date;

  (4)  Place the child in a family home;

  (5)  Cause the child to be examined and treated by a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist and when the health or condition of the child requires it, cause the child to be placed in a public or private hospital, clinic or institution for treatment and care; except that, nothing contained herein authorizes any form of compulsory medical, surgical, or psychiatric treatment of a child whose parents or guardian in good faith are providing other remedial treatment recognized or permitted under the laws of this state;

  (6)  Suspend or revoke a state or local license or authority of a child to operate a motor vehicle;

  (7)  Order the child to make restitution or reparation for the damage or loss caused by his or her offense.  In determining the amount or extent of the damage, the court may order the juvenile officer to prepare a report and may receive other evidence necessary for such determination.  The child and his or her attorney shall have access to any reports which may be prepared, and shall have the right to present evidence at any hearing held to ascertain the amount of damages.  Any restitution or reparation ordered shall be reasonable in view of the child's ability to make payment or to perform the reparation.  The court may require the clerk of the circuit court to act as receiving and disbursing agent for any payment ordered;

  (8)  Order the child to a term of community service under the supervision of the court or of an organization selected by the court.  Every person, organization, and agency, and each employee thereof, charged with the supervision of a child under this subdivision, or who benefits from any services performed as a result of an order issued under this subdivision, shall be immune from any suit by the child ordered to perform services under this subdivision, or any person deriving a cause of action from such child, if such cause of action arises from the supervision of the child's performance of services under this subdivision and if such cause of action does not arise from an intentional tort.  A child ordered to perform services under this subdivision shall not be deemed an employee within the meaning of the provisions of chapter 287, nor shall the services of such child be deemed employment within the meaning of the provisions of chapter 288.  Execution of any order entered by the court, including a commitment to any state agency, may be suspended and the child placed on probation subject to such conditions as the court deems reasonable.  After a hearing, probation may be revoked and the suspended order executed;

  (9)  When a child has been adjudicated to have violated a municipal ordinance or to have committed an act that would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult, assess an amount of up to twenty-five dollars to be paid by the child to the clerk of the court; when a child has been adjudicated to have committed an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, assess an amount of up to fifty dollars to be paid by the child to the clerk of the court.

  4.  Beginning January 1, 1996, the court may set forth in the order of commitment the minimum period during which the child shall remain in the custody of the division of youth services.  No court order shall require a child to remain in the custody of the division of youth services for a period which exceeds the child's eighteenth birth date except upon petition filed by the division of youth services pursuant to subsection 1 of section 219.021.  In any order of commitment of a child to the custody of the division of youth services, the division shall determine the appropriate program or placement pursuant to subsection 3 of section 219.021.  Beginning January 1, 1996, the department shall not discharge a child from the custody of the division of youth services before the child completes the length of stay determined by the court in the commitment order unless the committing court orders otherwise.  The director of the division of youth services may at any time petition the court for a review of a child's length of stay commitment order, and the court may, upon a showing of good cause, order the early discharge of the child from the custody of the division of youth services.  The division may discharge the child from the division of youth services without a further court order after the child completes the length of stay determined by the court or may retain the child for any period after the completion of the length of stay in accordance with the law.

  5.  When an assessment has been imposed under the provisions of subsection 2 or 3 of this section, the assessment shall be paid to the clerk of the court in the circuit where the assessment is imposed by court order, to be deposited in a fund established for the sole purpose of payment of judgments entered against children in accordance with section 211.185.

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(L. 1957 p. 642 § 211.200, A.L. 1974 H.B. 1475, A.L. 1980 S.B. 512, A.L. 1985 S.B. 323, A.L. 1987 S.B. 244, A.L. 1989 H.B. 502, et al., A.L. 1993 S.B. 88, A.L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al., A.L. 1998 S.B. 684, A.L. 2002 S.B. 923, et al., A.L. 2004 H.B. 1453, A.L. 2005 S.B. 420 & 344, A.L. 2005 1st Ex. Sess. H.B. 2, A.L. 2018 S.B. 793 merged with S.B. 800)

Effective 1-01-21, see § 211.439; subject to contingency in § 211.438


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