37.50.105 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
(1) The department may place a child in substitute care pursuant to:
(a) a court order;
(b) emergency protective services as authorized by 41-3-301 , MCA;
(c) a voluntary placement agreement entered by the department and the parents or guardians of the child; or
(d) other lawful authority.
(2) Children who meet the criteria set forth in (1) , will be evaluated by the department to determine the accessible, available and appropriate type of placement.
History: Sec. 41-3-1103 and 52-1-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 41-3-1103, 41-3-1122 and 52-1-103, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 7/29/88; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 458, Eff. 2/9/96; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 488.