45.2005 Protective custody.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 45.2005]

A law enforcement officer or any officer of the agency may take a child into custody without the consent of the parent or guardian, whether or not additional medical treatment is required if the circumstances or conditions of the child are such that continuing in his place of residence or in the care and custody of the parent, guardian, custodian or other person responsible for the child’s care presents an imminent danger to that child’s life or health: provided, however, that the custody does not exceed 96 hours and that the Court and the agency are notified immediately in order that the child-protective proceedings may be initiated. The agency may give effective consent for medical, dental, health, and hospital services for any abused child.

History: 1988, PL 20-71.