In re O.P.: The standard of proof at shelter hearings

On Aug. 14, 2020, the Maryland Court of Appeals clarified the standard of evidence required to shelter a child to the Department of Social Services in Child In Need of Assistance (“CINA”) proceedings.  In re O.P, No. 26 September Term, 2019, filed August 14, 2020. O.P., an infant, was hospitalized in early December following an episode ...

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