§49-2D-3. Hearing required to determine "reasonable efforts."
A hearing by a circuit court of competent jurisdiction is
required to determine whether or not "reasonable efforts" have been
made to stabilize and maintain the family situation before any
child may be placed outside the home: Provided,
That in the event
any child appears in imminent danger of serious bodily or emotional
injury or death in any home, a post-removal hearing shall be
substituted for the pre-removal hearing.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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