79. In application of section 76.1, the Court of Québec shall order the provisional compulsory foster care of a child in a foster family or reception centre if, after an assessment of the situation, it concludes that the child’s remaining with or returning to his parents or to his residence is likely to cause him serious prejudice.
The Court of Québec shall without delay notify the parents of the child who is the subject of a measure carried out under this section.
No provisional compulsory foster care measure may exceed 30 days. However, where justified by the facts, the Court of Québec may order a single extension for a period of not over thirty days.
1977, c. 20, s. 79; 1981, c. 2, s. 20; 1984, c. 4, s. 40; 1988, c. 21, s. 119.