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Statutory Provisions, con’t.d

17a-11(a) commissioner may admit child or youth who, in the commissioner’s opinion, could benefit from any of the services offered or administered by, or under contract with, or otherwise available to, the department.

The application shall be in writing by the parent or guardian of a child under 14.

Application shall be made in writing by “such person himself or herself if he or she is a child 14 years of age or older or a youth.

(b) deemed to be within the care of the commissioner until such admission is terminated

Commissioner shall terminate the admission within 10 days of a written request for termination for a parent or from the child unless prior to the termination the commissioner has sought an obtained an OTC.  17a-11(b)

Commissioner may terminate after giving reasonable notice in writing to the parent or to the child. 17a-11(b)

Any child or youth admitted voluntarily may be placed in, or transferred to, any resource, facility or institution with the department or available to the commissioner except the training school; BUT commissioner shall give written notice of its intent to make a transfer within at least 10 days prior to the actual transfer, unless notice is waived, or unless an emergency commitment is made pursuant to 17a-502.  17a-11(b).

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