CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
16-2421. Waiver of right to be present at hearings. A child may waive the right to be present at any hearing to which he is entitled under this section by filing a written waiver that the court finds is knowingly and voluntarily executed by the child. The child’s attorney shall consult with him and determine whether the child understands his rights and desires to waive his right to be present at the hearing. The attorney shall then submit a verified written statement to the court explaining the attorney’s understanding of the child’s intent. By waiving the right to be present at the hearing, the child waives no other rights.
[16-2421, added 1997, ch. 404, sec. 1, p. 1293.]