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      CHC 1013     


Art. 1013.  Duties of a curator ad hoc

A.  Upon appointment, the curator ad hoc shall be responsible for all of the following:

(1)  Securing all records pertaining to the petitioner's request through subpoenas duces tecum or other discovery process, if necessary.

(2)  Reviewing all records pertaining to the termination of parental rights proceeding.

(3)  Reporting to the court any objections to disclosure which he may have received from a custodian of records.

(4)  After the records review is completed, recommending the granting or denial of the petitioner's request and particularizing the necessary scope of any disclosure order for the court's consideration.

B.  A person proceeding in forma pauperis shall receive the services of the curator ad hoc without having to pay the curator's fees.  However, in all cases, the curator shall be entitled to a reasonable fee for his services, and the court shall fix the fee commensurate with the services performed.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992.

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