Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.5 Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 11-CPS Court
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
11.5 Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
Version:
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

The court appoints a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to represent the best interest of the child.

Procedure

The SSW cooperates with the GAL, as appropriate, to include:

  1. Access to the case record of the child, except for privileged attorney-client material, as well as copies from the file;
  2. Access to the child by arranging:
    1. Private meetings with the child if requested by the GAL; and
    2. Transportation for the child to meet with the GAL.

Related Information

  • The GAL may bill the Cabinet for services provided; however, the fee is not to exceed $500.00, and it is paid through the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
 

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