After receiving and considering the evidence on the proper disposition of the case, the juvenile court may enter judgment as follows:
Any application for termination of guardianship shall be filed in juvenile court in a form as may be developed by the Judicial Council pursuant to Section 68511 of the Government Code. Sections 366.4 and 388 shall apply to this order of guardianship.
No person shall be appointed a legal guardian under this section until an assessment as specified in subdivision (g) of Section 361.5 is read and considered by the court and reflected in the minutes of the court.
On and after the date that the director executes a declaration pursuant to Section 11217, if the court appoints an approved relative caregiver as the child's legal guardian, the child has been in the care of that approved relative for a period of six consecutive months under a voluntary placement agreement, and the child otherwise meets the conditions for federal financial participation, the child shall be eligible for aid under the Kin-GAP Program as provided in Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 11385) of Chapter 2. The nonfederally eligible child placed with an approved relative caregiver who is appointed as the child's legal guardian shall be eligible for aid under the state-funded Kin-GAP Program, as provided for in Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 11360) of Chapter 2.
The person responsible for preparing the assessment may be called and examined by any party to the guardianship proceeding.
Ca. Welf. and Inst. Code § 360
Amended by Stats 2010 ch 559 (AB 12),s 11, eff. 1/1/2011.
Amended by Stats 2002 ch 416 (SB 1956),s 8, eff. 1/1/2003.