State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_7B > GS_7B-808

§ 7B‑808. Predisposition report.

(a)        The court shallproceed to the dispositional hearing upon receipt of sufficient social,medical, psychiatric, psychological, and educational information. Nopredisposition report shall be submitted to or considered by the court prior tothe completion of the adjudicatory hearing. The court may proceed with thedispositional hearing without receiving a predisposition report if the courtmakes a written finding that a report is not necessary.

(b)        The director of thedepartment of social services shall prepare the predisposition report for thecourt containing the results of any mental health evaluation under G.S. 7B‑503,a placement plan, and a treatment plan the director deems appropriate to meetthe juvenile's needs.

(c)        The chief districtcourt judge may adopt local rules or make an administrative order addressingthe sharing of the reports among parties, including an order that prohibitsdisclosure of the report to the juvenile if the court determines thatdisclosure would not be in the best interest of the juvenile. Such local rulesor administrative order may not:

(1)        Prohibit a partyentitled by law to receive confidential information from receiving thatinformation.

(2)        Allow disclosure ofany confidential source protected by statute. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202, s. 6; 1999‑456,s. 60; 2003‑140, s. 2; 2004‑203, s. 17.)