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Bills seek to codify court ruling on services for developmentally disabled foster children

Mitchell Y. Mirviss, a partner at Venable LLP in Baltimore, testified Thursday in Annapolis in favor of legislation that would authorize a juvenile court to order transition care for individuals with developmental disabilities as they age out of the foster system. Mirviss successfully argued the case before the Court of Appeals in 2015. ‘What you have is a very lean bill that does one thing and one thing only: it plugs the gaps (in the law),’ he told lawmakers Thursday. ‘These children are the highest-risk people in the state.’ (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Cross-filed bills in the General Assembly again seek to codify and clarify a 2015 Court of Appeals decision that found juvenile courts have the authority to order transition care for individuals with developmental disabilities as they age out ...

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Casey Kasem’s daughter presses for Md. adult-visitation bill

Kerri Kasem, seated middle, the daughter of the late Casey Kasem, testifies before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of enabling adults to seek court orders letting them to visit their incapacitated parents over the wishes of guardians and spouses. Seated next to her is Sen. Edward R. Reilly, R-Anne Arundel, the bill’s sponsor. (Steve Lash)

A daughter of the late disc jockey Casey Kasem urged Maryland lawmakers Thursday to pass legislation enabling adults to seek court orders enabling them to visit their incapacitated parents over the wishes of their guardians and spouses, a reunion she said she and her siblings were denied by their step-mother until the famed American Top 40 host’s dying days in Washington state.

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF DUSTIN R.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene alleges that the juvenile court ordered DHMH to provide specific services to Dustin after he turned 21, at which point Dustin would no longer be subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, exceeding the authorization granted to the juvenile court. After reviewing the purported final judgment, we must conclude that this Court lacks the power to resolve any of those issues as there was no final order from which an appeal could be taken.

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