North Carolina Juvenile Code and Related Statutes Annotated
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Table of contents
Chapter 7B. Juvenile Code.
Subchapter I. Abuse, Neglect, Dependency.
Article 1. Purposes; Definitions, §§ 7B-100, 7B-101
Article 2. Jurisdiction, §§ 7B-200 to 7B-299
Article 3. Screening of Abuse and Neglect Complaints, §§ 7B-300 to 7B-319
Article 3A. Judicial Review; Responsible Individuals List, §§ 7B-320 to 7B-399
Article 4. Venue; Petitions, §§ 7B-400 to 7B-413
Article 5. Temporary Custody; Nonsecure Custody; Custody Hearings, §§ 7B-500 to 7B-508
Article 6. Basic Rights, §§ 7B-600 to 7B-603
Article 7. Discovery, § 7B-700
Article 8. Hearing Procedures, §§ 7B-800 to 7B-808
Article 9. Dispositions, §§ 7B-900 to 7B-912
Article 10. Modification and Enforcement of Dispositional Orders; Appeals, §§ 7B-1000 to 7B-100
Article 11. Termination of Parental Rights, §§ 7B-1100 to 7B-1114
Article 12. Guardian Ad Litem Program, §§ 7B-1200 to 7B-1204
Article 13. Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, §§ 7B-1300 to 7B-1302
Article 14. North Carolina Child Fatality Prevention System, §§ 7B-1400 to 7B-1414
Subchapter II. Undisciplined and Delinquent Juveniles.
Article 15. Purposes; Definitions, §§ 7B-1500, 7B-1501
Article 16. Jurisdiction, §§ 7B-1600 to 7B-1604
Article 17. Screening of Delinquency and Undisciplined Complaints, §§ 7B-1700 to 7B-1707
Article 18. Venue; Petition; Summons, §§ 7B-1800 to 7B-1808
Article 19. Temporary Custody; Secure and Nonsecure Custody; Custody Hearings, §§ 7B-1900 to 7B-1907
Article 20. Basic Rights, §§ 7B-2000 to 7B-2002
Article 21. Law Enforcement Procedures in Delinquency Proceedings, §§ 7B-2100 to 7B-2109
Article 22. Probable Cause Hearing and Transfer Hearing, §§ 7B-2200 to 7B-2204 Article 23. Discovery, §§ 7B-2300 to 7B-2303
Article 24. Hearing Procedures, §§ 7B-2400 to 7B-2414
Article 25. Dispositions, §§ 7B-2500 to 7B-2517
Article 26. Modification and Enforcement of Dispositional Orders; Appeals, §§ 7B-2600 to 7B-2606
Article 27. Authority over Parents of Juveniles Adjudicated Delinquent or Undisciplined, §§ 7B-2700 to 7B-2706
Article 28. Interstate Compact on Juveniles [Repealed]
Subchapter III. Juvenile Records.
Article 29. Records and Social Reports of Cases of Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency, §§ 7B-2900 to 7B-2902
Article 30. Juvenile Records and Social Reports of Delinquency and Undisciplined Cases, §§ 7B-3000, 7B-3001
Article 31. Disclosure of Juvenile Information, §§ 7B-3100 to 7B-3102
Article 32. Expunction of Juvenile Records, §§ 7B-3200 to 7B-3202
Article 33. Computation of Recidivism Rates [Repealed]
Subchapter IV. Parental Authority; Emancipation.
Article 34. Parental Authority over Juveniles, §§ 7B-3400 to 7B-3404
Article 35. Emancipation, §§ 7B-3500 to 7B-3509
Article 36. Judicial Consent for Emergency Surgical or Medical Treatment, § 7B-3600
Subchapter V. Placement of Juveniles.
Article 37. Placing or Adoption of Juvenile Delinquents or Dependents, §§ 7B-3700 to 7B-3705
Article 38. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, §§ 7B-3800 to 7B-3806
Article 39. Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, §§ 7B-3900 to 7B-3906
Article 40. Interstate Compact for Juveniles, §§ 7B-4000 to 7B-4002
Chapter 1A. Rules of Civil Procedure.
Article 2. Commencement of Action; Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders, Rules 4, 5
Article 4. Parties, Rule 17
Article 6. Trials, Rules 45, 52
Article 7. Judgment, Rule 58
Chapter 5A. Contempt.
Article 3. Contempt by Juveniles, §§ 5A-31 to 5A-34
Chapter 7A. Judicial Department.
Article 12. Clerk of Superior Court, § 7A-109
Article 27. Expenses of the Judicial Department, § 7A-302
Article 36. Entitlement of Indigent Persons Generally, §§ 7A-450 to 7A-451
Article 62. North Carolina Drug Treatment Court Act, §§ 7A-790 to 7A-804
Chapter 14. Criminal Law.
Article 7B. Rape and Other Sex Offenses, §§ 14-27.23 to 14-27.25, 14-27.28 to 14-27.32
Article 9. Hazing, §§ 14-35 to 14-38
Article 10. Kidnapping and Abduction, §§ 14-40, 14-41
Article 10A. Human Trafficking, § 14-43.14
Article 22. Damages and Other Offenses to Land and Fixtures, §§ 14-127.1, 14-132, 14-132.2
Article 26. Offenses Against Public Morality and Decency, § 14-190.5A
Article 27. Prostitution, §§ 14-205.1 to 14-205.3
Article 27A. Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs, §§ 14-208.26 to 14-208.32
Article 35. Offenses Against the Public Peace, §§ 14-269.2, 14-269.7, 14-277.5
Article 39. Protection of Minors, §§ 14-316.1, 14-318.2, 14-318.4, 14-318.5
Article 60. Computer-Related Crime, § 14-458.2
Chapter 15A. Criminal Procedure Act.
Article 8. Electronic Recording of Interrogations, § 15A-211
Article 14. Nontestimonial Identification, §§ 15A-274 to 15A-280, 15A-282
Article 17. Criminal Process, § 15A-301
Article 23. Police Processing and Duties upon Arrest, § 15A-505
Article 45. Fair Treatment for Certain Victims and Witnesses, §§ 15A-824 to 15A-827
Article 56. Incapacity to Proceed, §§ 15A-1001 to 15A-1003
Article 73. Criminal Jury Trial in Superior Court, § 15A-1225.1
Article 81B. Structured Sentencing of Persons Convicted of Crimes, §§ 15A-1340.19A to 15A-1340.19D
Chapter 18B. Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages.
Article 3. Sale, Possession, and Consumption, §§ 18B-302 to 18B-302.2
Chapter 19. Offenses Against Public Morals.
Article 2. Civil Remedy for Sales of Harmful Materials to Minors, §§ 19-9 to 19-20
Chapter 20. Motor Vehicles
Article 2. Uniform Driver’s License Act, §§ 20-17.3, 20-17.6, 20-24, 20-32
Article 3. Motor Vehicle Act of 1937, §§ 20-50.4, 20-135.2B, 20-137.1, 20-137.3, 20-137.5, 20-171.7 to 20-171.9
Chapter 33A. North Carolina Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, §§ 33A-1 to 33A-24
Chapter 48. Adoptions.
Article 1. General Provisions, §§ 48-1-100 to 48-1-110
Article 2. General Adoption Procedure, §§ 48-2-100 to 48-2-607
Article 3. Adoption of Minors, §§ 48-3-100 to 48-3-707
Article 4. Adoption of a Minor Stepchild by Stepparent, §§ 48-4-100 to 48-4-105
Article 5. Adoption of Adults, §§ 48-5-100 to 48-5-103
Article 6. Adoption by a Former Parent, §§ 48-6-100 to 48-6-102
Articles 7, 8. [Reserved]
Article 9. Confidentiality of Records and Disclosure of Information, §§ 48-9-101 to 48-9-109
Article 10. Prohibited Practices in Connection with Adoption, §§ 48-10-101 to 48-10-105
Chapter 48A. Minors.
Article 1. Age of Majority, §§ 48A-1 to 48A-10
Article 2. Certain Contracts of Minors, §§ 48A-11 to 48A-18
Chapter 49. Children Born Out of Wedlock.
Article 1. Support of Children Born Out of Wedlock, §§ 49-1 to 49-9
Article 2. Legitimation of Children Born Out of Wedlock, §§ 49-10 to 49-13.1
Article 3. Civil Actions Regarding Children Born Out of Wedlock, §§ 49-14 to 49-17
Chapter 49A. Rights of Children.
Article 1. Children Conceived by Artificial Insemination, § 49A-1
Chapter 50A. Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.
Article 1. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act [Repealed]
Article 2. Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, §§ 50A-101 to 50A-349
Article 3. Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, §§ 50A-350 to 50A-396
Chapter 50B. Domestic Violence, §§ 50B-1 to 50B-9
Chapter 50D. Permanent Civil No-Contact Order Against Sex Offender on Behalf of Crime Victim, §§ 50D-1 to 50D-11
Chapter 51. Marriage.
Article 1. General Provisions, §§ 51-2 to 51-2.2
Chapter 52C. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
Article 1. General Provisions, §§ 52C-1-100 to 52C-1-104
Article 2. Jurisdiction, §§ 52C-2-201 to 52C-2-211
Article 3. Civil Provisions of General Application, §§ 52C-3-301 to 52C-3-318
Article 4. Establishment of Support Order or Determination of Parentage, §§ 52C-4-401, 52C-4-402
Article 5. Enforcement of Order of Another State Without Registration, §§ 52C-5-501 to 52C-5-507
Article 6. Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Support Order, §§ 52C-6-601 to 52C-6-616
Article 7. Support Proceeding Under Convention, §§ 52C-7-701 to 52C-7-713
Article 8. Interstate Rendition, §§ 52C-8-801, 52C-8-802
Article 9. Miscellaneous Provisions, §§ 52C-9-901 to 52C-9-902
Chapter 90. Medicine and Allied Occupations.
Article 1A. Treatment of Minors, §§ 90-21.1 to 90-21.10
Chapter 110. Child Welfare.
Article 7. Child Care Facilities, §§ 110-105.3 to 110-105.6, 110-106.2
Chapter 114. Department of Justice.
Article 1. Attorney General, § 114-8.6
Chapter 115C. Elementary and Secondary Education.
Article 9. Education of Children With Disabilities, §§ 115C-112.5 to 115C-112.9
Article 19. Principals and Supervisors, §§ 115C-288, 115C-289.1
Article 25. Admission and Assignment of Students, § 115C-366.4
Article 26. Attendance, §§ 115C-378 to 115C-382
Article 27. Discipline, §§ 115C-390 to 115C-397
Article 27A. Management and Placement of Disruptive Students, § 115C-397.1
Article 29. Protective Provisions and Maintenance of Student Records, §§ 115C-400, 115C-402.5, 115C-402.15, 115C-404
Article 29D. Student Prayer and Religious Activity, §§ 115C-407.30, 115C-407.31
Article 39. Nonpublic Schools, § 115C-566.1
Chapter 116. Higher Education.
Article 1. The University of North Carolina, § 116-40.11
Chapter 122C. Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Act of 1985.
Article 6. Special Provisions, §§ 122C-450 to 122C-454
Chapter 131D. Inspection and Licensing of Facilities.
Article 1A. Control over Child Placing and Child Care, §§ 131D-10.2A, 131D-10.2B, 131D-10.9A, 131D-10.9B
Chapter 143B. Executive Organization Act of 1973.
Article 3. Department of Health and Human Services, § 143B-150.20
Article 13. Department of Public Safety, §§ 143B-800 to 143B-899, 143B-922, 143B-1104
Chapter 153A. Counties.
Article 13. Health and Social Services, § 153A-257