56. Notwithstanding the second paragraph of section 53, the director may extend the term of voluntary foster care of a child by a foster family or an institution operating a rehabilitation centre or reception centre, for successive periods of not more than six months at a time. The director shall obtain the consent of the parents, and of the child if he is fourteen years of age or older.
Any institution operating a rehabilitation centre or reception centre and designated by the director is bound to admit the child.
1977, c. 20, s. 56; 1981, c. 2, s. 15; 1984, c. 4, s. 30; 1992, c. 21, s. 226.