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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 49-2D-3 §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 2014 1st Special Session
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