§ 6400.25. Childrens services.
(a) The child, the childs parents and the childs 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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