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38-1501.

History: L. 1982, ch. 182, § 1; Repealed, L. 2006, ch. 200, § 120; January 1, 2007.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Effect of Domestic Violence on Parental Rights in Kansas after In re Adoption of A.P.," Amy E. Wilbur, 39 W.L.J. 288 (2000).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Filing of petition on referral by SRS or other person; filing by individual; authority of SRS to file child in need of care petitions. 85-26.

Investigation of reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. 85-150.

Reasonable efforts to avoid placing child in need of care outside home. 89-31.

Reporting of certain abuse or neglect of a child; pregnancy. 92-48.

County attorney and county counselor; duties; juvenile matters. 92-67.

Family planning centers; state funding of contraceptives for minors. 92-71.

U.S.D. may not suspend or expel a pupil for truancy. 97-38.

Jurisdiction of municipal courts and district courts to hear cases involving violations of city ordinances and county resolutions by persons under the age of 18 which are not violations if committed by adults. 97-77.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Finding of probable cause to believe parent unfit (K.S.A. 60-1610(a)(4)(D)) no threat to nonprevailing parties; actual trial on fitness question hereunder. Tindell v. Tindell, 10 Kan. App. 2d 34, 36, 690 P.2d 965 (1984).

2. Uniform child custody jurisdiction act applicable to continuing child custody case hereunder. In re Wicks, 10 Kan. App. 2d 124, 125, 693 P.2d 481 (1985).

3. Cited; provisions of K.S.A. 60-460(dd) (statements by children) inapplicable to juvenile offender proceedings (K.S.A. 38-1601 et seq). In re Mary P., 237 Kan. 456, 457, 701 P.2d 681 (1985).

4. Cited; in view of state concern for welfare of children, legitimate public interest in parent's psychiatric history exists. Werner v. Kliewer, 238 Kan. 289, 296, 710 P.2d 1250 (1985).

5. Cited; existence of confidential relationships pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1514 examined. State v. Munyon, 240 Kan. 53, 54, 726 P.2d 1333 (1986).

6. Cited; review by indigent defense services board of claims by appointed attorneys (K.S.A. 22-4522) constitutional. Clark v. Ivy, 240 Kan. 195, 202, 727 P.2d 493 (1986).

7. When child involved in involuntary proceeding may be Indian, notice must be served on tribe or Secretary of Interior. In re H.D., 11 Kan. App. 2d 531, 536, 729 P.2d 1234 (1986).

8. Cited; relinquishment of parental rights under K.S.A. 38-125 et seq. while severance proceeding (K.S.A. 38-1581 et seq.) pending examined. In re A.W., 241 Kan. 810, 812, 740 P.2d 82 (1987).

9. In appeal from magistrate judge's decision, district court must hear case as if originally filed. In re K.J., 12 Kan. App. 2d 188, 190, 737 P.2d 874 (1987).

10. Trial de novo required on appeal to district court (K.S.A. 38-1591) from proceeding pursuant hereto. In re K.J., 242 Kan. 418, 748 P.2d 419 (1988).

11. Cited; legal obligation of county to provide counsel for indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors, hourly rate allowed examined. Board of Osage County Comm'rs v. Burns, 242 Kan. 544, 545, 747 P.2d 1338 (1988).

12. Applicability of minimum contacts rule in K.S.A. 60-308(b) to termination of parental rights (K.S.A. 38-1581 et seq.) determined. In re M.L.K., 13 Kan. App. 2d 251, 254, 768 P.2d 316 (1989).

13. Child in need of care proceedings discussed generally, with emphasis on roles of respective parties thereto. In re D.D.P., Jr., 249 Kan. 529, 819 P.2d 1212 (1991).

14. Noted in holding Kansas residency not required for unemancipated pregnant minor to seek waiver of parental notification. In re Doe, 17 Kan. App. 2d 567, 568, 843 P.2d 735 (1992).

15. Cited in holding appeal from denial of motion to terminate parental rights appealable as an order of disposition. In re T.D.W., 18 Kan. App. 2d 286, 288, 850 P.2d 947 (1993).

16. Uniform child custody jurisdiction act (K.S.A. 38-1301 et seq.) applies to proceedings held pursuant to code for care of children. In re L.C., 18 Kan. App. 2d 627, 629, 857 P.2d 1375 (1993).

17. Cited; whether the UCCJA (K.S.A. 38-1301 et seq.) applies to adoptions examined; jurisdiction, inconvenient forum examined. In re Adoption of Baby Girl B, 19 Kan. App. 2d 283, 286, 867 P.2d 1074 (1994).

18. "Parent" broadly construed to avoid undue limitation on state's power in parental rights termination case. In re A.N.P., 23 Kan. App. 2d 686, 687, 934 P.2d 995 (1997).

19. Procedure, burden of proof and standard of review examined in Indian parent's parental rights termination case. In re H.A.M., 25 Kan. App. 2d 289, 292, 961 P.2d 716 (1998).

20. Child in legal custody of the state but parent's physical custody had no due process right to protection from alleged abuse. A.S. By and Through Blalock v. Tellus, 22 F. Supp. 2d 1217, 1223 (1998).

21. Minor who has been emancipated as matter of law under K.S.A. 38-101 not subject to child in need of care code. In re Pace, 26 Kan. App. 2d 538, 540, 989 P.2d 297 (1999).

22. City's special use zoning ordinance discriminated against potential group home residents based on familial status in violation of FHA (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.) Keys Youth Services, Inc. v. City of Olathe, Kan., 52 F. Supp. 2d 1284, 1306 (1999).

23. City discriminated against nonprofit corporation on basis of family status of proposed residents under federal housing statute. Keys Youth Services, Inc. v. City of Olathe, Kan., 67 F. Supp. 2d 1228, 1229 (1999).

24. Fact that SRS has provided medical assistance for child does not give department standing in action to sever parental rights. In re H.R.B., 30 Kan. App. 2d 599, 43 P.3d 887 (2002).

25. Father dismisses court appointed attorney, requests pro se representation then requests counsel on trial day, denial not error. In re J.A.H., 285 Kan. 375, 382, 172 P.3d 1 (2007).

26. Cited; consensual appointment of permanent guardian under K.S.A. 38-1587 does not terminate parent's obligation to support child. State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Bohrer, 286 Kan. 898, 901, 189 P.3d 1157 (2008).

27. Indian child welfare act was not followed in child in need of care case; case remanded. In re M.F., 41 Kan. App. 2d 927, 206 P.3d 57 (2009).


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