Maine Revised Statutes

§4065. Department's responsibility after death of committed child

If a child in the custody of the department dies, the department shall arrange and pay for a decent burial for the child. If administration of the deceased child's estate is not commenced, within 60 days after the date of death, by an heir or a creditor, then the department may petition the Probate Court to appoint an administrator and settle the estate of the deceased child pursuant to Title 18-A. [1981, c. 470, Pt. A, §102 (AMD).]

1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW). 1981, c. 470, §A102 (AMD).