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      CHC 655     


Art. 655.  Medical treatment of children; costs

A.  On its own motion, or on the motion of the child or the petitioner, the court may order the parent of a child concerning whom a petition has been filed to provide necessary medical or surgical care.

B.  If the parent fails to provide such care, the court may, after due notice to the parent, order the care and order the parent to pay all or part of the expense.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992.

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