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55 Pa. Code § 6400.25. Children’s services.

§ 6400.25. Children’s services.

 (a)  The child, the child’s parents and the child’s legal guardian shall be provided the opportunity to participate in the exercise of rights, decision-making and individual plan activities, unless otherwise prohibited by court order.

 (b)  The provisions of this chapter regarding rights, decision-making and individual plan activities shall be implemented in accordance with generally accepted, age-appropriate parental decision-making and practices for children, including bedtimes, privacy, school attendance, study hours, visitors and access to food and property, and do not require a modification of rights in the individual plan in accordance with §  6400.185 (relating to content of the individual plan).

 (c)  The individual plan in §  6400.185 shall include desired outcomes relating to strengthening or securing a permanent caregiving relationship for the child.

 (d)  An unrelated child and adult may not share a bedroom.  

 (e)  For purposes of this section, a child is an individual who is under 18 years of age.


   The provisions of this §  6400.25 issued under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).


   The provisions of this §  6400.25 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777.

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