Sec. 117. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), “shelter care facility”, for purposes of the juvenile law, means a place of residence that:

(1) is licensed under the laws of any state; and

(2) is not locked to prevent a child’s departure unless the administrator determines that locking is necessary to protect the child’s health.

     (b) “Shelter care facility”, for purposes of IC 31-27-3 and IC 31-27-5, means a child caring institution or group home that provides temporary service twenty-four (24) hours a day for not more than twenty (20) consecutive days to a child:

(1) who is admitted to a residential facility on an emergency basis; and

(2) who is:

(A) receiving care and supervision under an order of a juvenile court;

(B) voluntarily placed by the parent or guardian of the child; or

(C) self-referred.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citations: 31-6-1-6 part; 31-6-1-27.]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.145-2006, SEC.214; P.L.48-2012, SEC.19; P.L.13-2013, SEC.75.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 31-9-2-117

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.