Expedited effective date: September 1, 2014
Summary: In response to SB 1001 (Laws 2014, Chapter 1), this Order amended a variety of juvenile, family, local, and appellate rules. SB 1001 created the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) and shifted the authority over child welfare from DES to DCS. Accordingly, this Order amends current court rules which name DES as the department responsible for child welfare. “Department of Economic Security”, “DES”, “Child Protective Services”, or “CPS” are changed to “Department of Child Safety,” and the former CPS nomenclature of “case worker” and “case manager” are changed to “child safety worker” or “child safety investigator” to conform to S.B. 1001.
Impact: Courts should modify forms and templates to conform to the new terminology.