83. A person or foster family is admitted to the hearing of any application concerning the child entrusted to the person or foster family.
The person or foster family may testify and make representations before the tribunal at the hearing and may, for those purposes, be assisted by an advocate.
The person or foster family may not otherwise participate in the hearing, unless it has obtained the tribunal’s authorization to do so.
Except in the case of an application under section 47, the director must, as soon as possible, inform the person or foster family of the date, time and place of the hearing of any application concerning the child entrusted to the person or foster family, of the subject of such an application and of the person’s or foster family’s right to be admitted to the hearing and participate in it to the extent provided for in this section.
1977, c. 20, s. 83; 1988, c. 21, s. 119; 1989, c. 53, s. 11; 1994, c. 35, s. 49; 2006, c. 34, s. 51; 2017, c. 18, s. 631.