86. Before rendering a decision on the measures applicable, the Court may request the director to make a study of the social situation of a child who is guilty of an offence against an Act or a regulation of Québec. In all other cases, the Court must demand such a study.
The director may, at his discretion, or must, if the Court so requires, attach to it a psychological or medical assessment of the child and of the members of his family or any other expert opinion that may be useful.
The cost of such studies, assessments or expert opinions shall be at the expense of the social service centre.
1977, c. 20, s. 86; 1981, c. 2, s. 21.