PART X . MONITORED PARENTING AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.

§48-26-1001. Court orders; use of monitored parenting and exchange programs without court order.

     (a) Judges and magistrates may order persons to apply to a licensed monitored parenting and exchange program for monitored parenting or monitored exchange of children: Provided, That a licensed monitored parenting and exchange program may not be required to perform duties that are beyond the program's capacity or scope of services.

     (b) Judges and magistrates may require a person to pay a reasonable amount based on ability to pay and other relevant criteria for any fee charged by a monitored parenting and exchange program.

     (c) Licensed monitored parenting and exchange programs may receive referrals from judges, magistrates, child protective services, attorneys and other agencies, for services under the terms and conditions of those services as set forth in rules promulgated by the board.

     (d) Licensed monitored parenting and exchange programs may serve self-referrals when the adult parties agree to the use of the program.