RULE 15. NOTICE
(a) In General. Within five days of filing a written order, decision or judgment in a juvenile matter, a copy must be served on all parties as directed by the court.
(b) Modification Proceedings. A party seeking review or modification of an existing order must serve notice under Rule 7 of any hearing or proceeding on all parties.
(c) Children in Foster Care. In any matter involving a child in foster care under the responsibility of the state, the state must notify the child's foster parents, pre-adoptive parents and relatives providing care for the child whenever any proceeding is held with respect to the child.
(d) Lay Guardian ad Litem. If a lay guardian ad litem has been appointed for a child, notice under Rule 15(a), (b), and (c) must be provided to the lay guardian ad litem.
Rule 15 was adopted effective __________________.
Subdivision (c) was originally adopted as Rule 4.2 of the North Dakota Rules of Court on March 1, 2007. The language of Rule 4.2 was transferred to this rule effective _____________.
Subdivision (c) was a response to Public Law 109-239, which requires states receiving certain federal funds to have a foster parent notice rule. The requirement is codified at 42 U.S.C. 629h(b)(1). Section 475 [42 U.S.C. 675] requires that states provide a case review system under which foster parents, pre-adoptive parents, or relatives providing care for a child receive notice of proceedings and are given a right to be heard.
Sources: Juvenile Policy Board Minutes of February 20, 2009; December 5, 2008; August 8, 2008; May 9, 2008; February 9, 2008; September 21, 2007; April 20, 2007.
Considered: N.D.C.C. 27-20-36.