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      CHC 553     


Art. 553.  Access to child; records; communication

A.  Any attorney representing a child in a child abuse and neglect case as defined herein shall have reasonable access to and the opportunity to consult with the child whenever and wherever necessary in the performance of his duties and shall have ready access to view and copy all medical, mental health, developmental disability, and education records pertaining to his client whether such records are in hard copy or electronic form.

B.  The person with whom or facility in which the child is placed shall provide reasonable access and privacy for the purpose of attorney-client consultation.

C.  A child shall have the right to communicate in any manner in private with counsel at all times.

Acts 2006, No. 271, §1; Acts 2014, No. 354, §1.

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