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WVC 49 - 6 E- 3 §49-6E-3. Filing petition after accepting possession of abandoned child.
A child of whom the department of health and human resources assumes care, control and custody under the provisions of this article shall be deemed an abandoned child and be treated in all respects as a child taken into custody under the provisions of section nine, article six of this chapter. Upon taking custody of a child under the provisions of this article, the department with the cooperation of the county prosecuting attorney shall cause a petition to be presented pursuant to the provisions of section three, article six of this chapter. Thereafter, the department shall proceed in compliance with the provisions of article six of this chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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