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Chapter 722 - CHILDREN
Act 293 of 1968 ‑ STATUS OF MINORS AND CHILD SUPPORT (722.1 - 722.6)
     Section 722.1 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.2 ‑ Unemancipated minors; parental rights.
     Section 722.3 ‑ Obligation of parents; exceptions; enforcement of duty to support; child support formula as guideline; enforcement of judgment.
     Section 722.3a ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 110, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
     Section 722.4 ‑ Emancipation by operation of law or pursuant to petition filed by minor with family division of circuit court.
     Section 722.4a ‑ Petition; filing; signature; verification; contents; affidavit; service on parents or guardian; notice of hearing.
     Section 722.4b ‑ Powers of court.
     Section 722.4c ‑ Hearing; issuance of emancipation order; burden of proof; retaining copy of order; emancipation obtained by fraud voidable; appeal.
     Section 722.4d ‑ Petition for rescission; service of copy and summons; determinations; order; effect of rescission on obligations, rights, or interests; appeal.
     Section 722.4e ‑ Rights and responsibilities of emancipated minor; obligation and liability of parents.
     Section 722.5 ‑ Earnings of unemancipated minor.
     Section 722.6 ‑ Obligation to support not affected.
Act 32 of 1989 ‑ MCGRUFF HOUSE PROGRAM AND MICHIGAN COMMUNITY CHILD WATCH PROGRAM (722.11 - 722.14)
     Section 722.11 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.12 ‑ Duties of department of state police; cooperation of certain associations.
     Section 722.13 ‑ Sponsorship of program; conditions to receiving numbered sign bearing symbol; register; background check.
     Section 722.14 ‑ McGruff house/Michigan community child watch house signs; condition to display; sign as property of local law enforcement agency; return of sign; violation as misdemeanor.
Act 91 of 1970 ‑ CHILD CUSTODY ACT OF 1970 (722.21 - 722.31)
     Section 722.21 ‑ Child custody act; short title.
     Section 722.22 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.23 ‑ “Best interests of the child” defined.
     Section 722.24 ‑ Child custody disputes; powers of court; appointment of lawyer-guardian ad litem.
     Section 722.24a ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 108, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
     Section 722.25 ‑ Child custody disputes; controlling interests, presumption; award of custody to parent convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
     Section 722.26 ‑ Liberal construction and application of act; purpose; provisions applicable to child custody disputes and actions; precedence of other actions; submission of action; habeas corpus or warrant.
     Section 722.26a ‑ Joint custody.
     Section 722.26b ‑ Standing of guardian or limited guardian of child to bring action for custody of child; filing of action; stay of proceedings; continuation of order in force; copy of judgment or order of disposition; assignment of judge.
     Section 722.26c ‑ Custody action by third person; conditions.
     Section 722.26d ‑ Custody action by third person; jurisdiction.
     Section 722.26e ‑ Custody action by third person; notice; powers of court.
     Section 722.27 ‑ Child custody disputes; powers of court; support order; enforcement of judgment or order.
     Section 722.27a ‑ Parenting time.
     Section 722.27b ‑ Order for grandparenting time; circumstances; acknowledgment of parentage; commencement of action; procedures; affidavit; basis for entry of order; best interests of child; alternative dispute resolution; frequency of filing complaint or motion seeking order; attorney fees; order prohibiting change of domicile of child; effect of entry of order; modifying or terminating order; record; termination of grandparent's right to commence action.
     Section 722.28 ‑ Child custody disputes; appeal, grounds.
     Section 722.29 ‑ Transition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
     Section 722.30 ‑ Access to records or information by noncustodial parent.
     Section 722.31 ‑ Legal residence change of child whose parental custody governed by court order.
Act 22 of 1971 ‑ BLOOD DONATIONS (722.41 - 722.41)
     Section 722.41 ‑ Repealed. 2010, Act 382, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2010.
Act 79 of 1971 ‑ AGE OF MAJORITY ACT OF 1971 (722.51 - 722.55)
     Section 722.51 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.52 ‑ Adult of legal age; support payments for person 18 years of age or older.
     Section 722.53 ‑ Superseded laws.
     Section 722.54 ‑ Saving clause.
     Section 722.55 ‑ Effective date.
Act 47 of 1944 (1st Ex. Sess.) ‑ Repealed-CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES (722.101 - 722.108)
Act 116 of 1973 ‑ CHILD CARE ORGANIZATIONS (722.111 - 722.128)
     Section 722.111 ‑ Definitions; exemption from inspections and on-site visits.
     Section 722.111a ‑ Concurrent licensing as adult foster care family home; additional children; combined licensed capacity; definitions.
     Section 722.112 ‑ Rules; ad hoc committee; review.
     Section 722.112a ‑ Child caring institution, child care center, or group child care home; person certified in first aid and CPR; applicability of MCL 722.125.
     Section 722.112b ‑ Definitions; scope.
     Section 722.112c ‑ Personal restraint and seclusion; use in child caring institution contracting with community mental health services program or prepaid inpatient health plan; education, training, and knowledge.
     Section 722.112d ‑ Personal restraint or seclusion; use; limitations; requirements.
     Section 722.112e ‑ Personal restraint or seclusion; release; documentation; record; notification; debriefing; report of serious occurrence; annual report.
     Section 722.113 ‑ Inspection of child care organizations; contract; provisional license; investigation and certification of foster family home or group home; inspection reports; final determination as to license; report of findings; license limitations.
     Section 722.113a ‑ Visiting child at child care center or day care center; effect of court order.
     Section 722.113b ‑ Smoking prohibited; "smoke" defined.
     Section 722.113c ‑ Smoking on premises of family child care home during hours of operation prohibited; notice to parents of smoking during other hours; definitions.
     Section 722.113d ‑ Smoking on premises of group child care home during hours of operation prohibited; posting notice; notice to parents of smoking during other hours.
     Section 722.113e ‑ Criminal history check required; posting notice; rules.
     Section 722.113f ‑ Child care organization receiving notice of special investigation classified as high risk; notification to parent or legal guardian; requirements; noncompliance; determination of substantial rule violations; availability of information to public; exceptions; "special investigation" defined.
     Section 722.113g ‑ Licensing notebook.
     Section 722.114 ‑ Consultation and assistance to organizations.
     Section 722.115 ‑ License or certificate of registration required; application; forms; investigations; on-site visit; issuance or renewal of license; issuance of certificate of registration; certifying compliance, services, and facilities; conditions; orientation session; limitations on certificate; investigation and certification of foster family home or group home; placement of children in foster family home, family group home, unlicensed residence, adult foster care family home, or adult foster care small group home; certification; supervisory responsibility; records; exceptions; receipt of completed application; issuance of license within certain period of time; inspections; report; criminal history check or criminal records check; definitions.
     Section 722.115a ‑ Providing records to children's ombudsman.
     Section 722.115b ‑ Contract with license applicant; review of application; issuance or denial of license; county juvenile agency as party to proceeding.
     Section 722.115c ‑ Applicant for child care organization license; criminal history check and criminal records check; requirements; fee; definitions.
     Section 722.115d ‑ Offer of employment to person at child care organization; criminal history check; current employees; cost.
     Section 722.115e ‑ Arraignment of licensee or employee; report; crimes; licensee or employee not convicted of crime; deletion of information from records; notice requirements.
     Section 722.115f ‑ Operation of family or group child care home; conduct of criminal history check and criminal records check by department of state police; fee; arraignment of registrant or licensee for certain crimes; report required; violation; penalty; deletion of arraignment information from records; notice; criminal history check and criminal records check on current licensees and registrants; exception.
     Section 722.115g ‑ Performance of criminal history check.
     Section 722.115h ‑ Application for or to renew license to operate foster family home or foster family group home; criminal history check required; procedures.
     Section 722.115i ‑ Licensee or resident arraigned for certain crimes; report; violation; penalty; person not convicted; notice.
     Section 722.115j ‑ Criminal history check performed by department.
     Section 722.115k ‑ Storage and maintenance of fingerprints; automated fingerprint identification system database.
     Section 722.115l ‑ Intentional false report as crime; penalties.
     Section 722.116 ‑ Evaluation of local and state government child care organizations; report; state funds.
     Section 722.117 ‑ Provisional license.
     Section 722.118 ‑ Regular license; duration; reinstatement; contents.
     Section 722.118a ‑ Assessment of foster family home or group home; certification; on-site evaluation.
     Section 722.118b ‑ Regulation of foster family homes or foster family group homes; variance.
     Section 722.119 ‑ Child care organization; presence of certain individuals prohibited; conditions; contact by certain individuals prohibited; conditions; documentation that individual not named in central registry; policy regarding supervision of volunteers; children's camps or campsites.
     Section 722.119a ‑ Certificate of registration; duration; renewal; contents; assessing compliance; on-site visits.
     Section 722.120 ‑ Investigation and examination of conditions, books, records, and reports; visits regarding health or fire protection; records; report; forms; confidentiality; disclosure of information; availability of confidential records.
     Section 722.120a ‑ Contribution.
     Section 722.121 ‑ Denial, revocation, or refusal to renew license or certificate of registration; modifying provisional status of license; grounds; notice; appeal; hearing; decision; protest; denial of license for noncompliance; complaint by legislative body of city, village, or township; procedure; previous revocation of license or certificate of registration.
     Section 722.121a ‑ Notice of location of new and existing licensed child caring institutions or foster family group homes.
     Section 722.121b ‑ Database on child care options.
     Section 722.122 ‑ Appeal.
     Section 722.123 ‑ Injunction.
     Section 722.124 ‑ Persons authorized to place child.
     Section 722.124a ‑ Consent to medical and surgical treatment of minor child; "routine, nonsurgical medical care" defined.
     Section 722.124b ‑ Definitions used in MCL 722.124b, 722.124c, and 722.124d.
     Section 722.124c ‑ Filing of public information form by primary adoption facilitator; contents; authentication; applicability of section to certain adoptions.
     Section 722.124d ‑ Public information form; reporting nonconfidential information; detachable section; distribution of blank forms; acceptance and maintenance of completed forms; individual requests for information about adoption facilitators; sending nonconfidential portion in response to individual's request; fee.
     Section 722.125 ‑ Violation as misdemeanor; penalty; conviction as ground for revocation of license or certificate of registration; effect of revocation, denial, or refusal to renew.
     Section 722.126 ‑ Education of public.
     Section 722.127 ‑ Objection on religious grounds to medical examination, immunization, or treatment of child.
     Section 722.127a ‑ Use of inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector by child at children's camp.
     Section 722.128 ‑ Repeal.
Act 422 of 1984 ‑ FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARDS (722.131 - 722.140)
     Section 722.131 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.132 ‑ State foster care review board program; creation; administration; access to and liaison with probate court; direct supervision of foster care services not authorized.
     Section 722.133 ‑ Duties of state court administrative office.
     Section 722.134 ‑ Local foster care review board; creation; additional boards.
     Section 722.135 ‑ Local foster care review board; membership; terms; persons ineligible for appointment to local board; election of chairperson and vice-chairperson; meetings; training sessions; reimbursement of expenses; removal of member.
     Section 722.136 ‑ Duties of child care organization, department of social services, or probate court.
     Section 722.137 ‑ Powers and duties of local board.
     Section 722.137a ‑ Placement of siblings; variance from licensing rules or statutes.
     Section 722.138 ‑ Confidentiality.
     Section 722.139 ‑ Annual report.
     Section 722.139a ‑ Reevaluation of state board program; recommendations.
     Section 722.140 ‑ Repealed. 1989, Act 74, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1989.
Act 296 of 1968 ‑ AIDING OR ABETTING VIOLATIONS OF JUVENILE COURT ORDERS (722.151 - 722.152)
     Section 722.151 ‑ Aiding or abetting violations by juveniles, or harboring runaways prohibited.
     Section 722.152 ‑ Violation of act; penalty.
Act 33 of 1980 ‑ REIMBURSEMENT OF LEGAL COSTS OF FOSTER PARENTS (722.161 - 722.163)
     Section 722.161 ‑ Reimbursement of certain legal costs of foster parents; conditions.
     Section 722.162 ‑ Defenses; liability.
     Section 722.163 ‑ Action against foster parent or legal guardian for injuries; “legal guardian” defined.
Act 158 of 1937 ‑ Repealed-CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S ACT (722.201 - 722.244)
Act 283 of 1939 ‑ Repealed-AFFLICTED CHILDREN'S ACT (722.301 - 722.325)
Act 138 of 1881 ‑ Repealed-TREATMENT OF DEPENDENT CHILDREN AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (722.401 - 722.406)
Act 13 of 1944 (1st Ex. Sess.) ‑ CHILD GUIDANCE CLINICS; COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS (722.481 - 722.481)
     Section 722.481 ‑ Child guidance and community mental health clinic, financing.
Act 137 of 1921 ‑ CONTRACTS FOR CARE OF CHILDREN (722.501 - 722.505)
     Section 722.501 ‑ Care of children; agreements by county board of commissioners; maximum expenditure; county expense.
     Section 722.502 ‑ Approval of contracts.
     Section 722.503 ‑ Judge of family division of circuit court; duties.
     Section 722.504 ‑ Forfeiture of license; effect on contracts.
     Section 722.505 ‑ Repealed. 1996, Act 411, Eff. Jan. 1, 1998.
Act 271 of 1925 ‑ COMMITMENT OF CHILDREN TO STATE INSTITUTIONS (722.531 - 722.534)
     Section 722.531 ‑ Children incapable of adoption; commitment to state institution; expenses of commitment; maintenance.
     Section 722.532 ‑ Protection of children's rights; director of social welfare, duties.
     Section 722.533 ‑ Protection of children's rights; prosecuting attorney.
     Section 722.534 ‑ Protection of children's rights; question of jurisdiction, residence, costs.
Act 192 of 1873 ‑ Repealed-CARE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN ON SEPARATION OF FATHER AND MOTHER (722.541 - 722.541)
Act 260 of 1881 ‑ Repealed-PROTECTION OF CHILDREN (722.553 - 722.565)
Act 98 of 1964 ‑ Repealed-REPORTING PHYSICAL INJURIES TO CHILDREN (722.571 - 722.575)
Act 193 of 1887 ‑ Repealed-PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM IMMORALITY AND CRIME (722.581 - 722.583)
Act 183 of 1972 ‑ Repealed-LEAD POISONING IN MINORS (722.591 - 722.594)
Act 250 of 1982 ‑ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION ACT (722.601 - 722.613)
     Section 722.601 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.602 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.603 ‑ State child abuse and neglect prevention board; creation; exercise of powers and duties; performance of management functions; appointment and qualifications of executive director; staff.
     Section 722.604 ‑ State board; composition; appointment, qualifications, and terms of public members; chairperson; election of officers and committees; compensation, reimbursement, salaries, and operating expenses.
     Section 722.605 ‑ Conducting business at public meeting; notice; availability of writings to public.
     Section 722.606 ‑ Duties of state board.
     Section 722.607 ‑ Recommending changes to governor and legislature.
     Section 722.608 ‑ Federal funds, gifts, grants, bequests, and donations; disposition.
     Section 722.609 ‑ Authorization for disbursement of trust fund money; purposes; order of preference; limitation.
     Section 722.610 ‑ Grants to local council; criteria.
     Section 722.611 ‑ Rules.
     Section 722.612 ‑ Review of functions, responsibilities, and performance of state board; transmittal; notice.
     Section 722.613 ‑ Conditional effective date.
E.R.O. No. 1992‑5 ‑ EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (722.620 - 722.620)
     Section 722.620 ‑ Transfer of state child abuse and neglect prevention board from department of management and budget to the department of social services by type I transfer.
Act 238 of 1975 ‑ CHILD PROTECTION LAW (722.621 - 722.638)
***** 722.622.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE 91 DAYS AFTER ADJOURNMENT OF THE 2014 REGULAR SESSION SINE DIE ***** ***** 722.622 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED 91 DAYS AFTER ADJOURNMENT OF THE 2014 REGULAR SESSION SINE DIE: See 722.622.amended *****
     Section 722.621 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.622 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.622.amended ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.623 ‑ Individual required to report child abuse or neglect; written report; transmitting report to county department; copies to prosecuting attorney and probate court; conditions requiring transmission of report to law enforcement agency; pregnancy of or venereal disease in child less than 12 years of age; exposure to or contact with methamphetamine production.
     Section 722.623.amended ‑ Individual required to report child abuse or neglect; written report; contents; transmitting report to county department; copies to prosecuting attorney and probate court; conditions requiring transmission of report to law enforcement agency; pregnancy of or venereal disease in child less than 12 years of age; exposure to or contact with methamphetamine production.
     Section 722.623a ‑ Knowledge or suspicion of alcohol, controlled substance, or metabolite of controlled substance in body of newborn infant; report required; exception.
     Section 722.624 ‑ Persons permitted to report child abuse or neglect.
     Section 722.625 ‑ Identity of reporting person; confidentiality; disclosure; immunity; good faith presumed.
     Section 722.626 ‑ Detention of child in temporary protective custody; preliminary hearing; examinations; report; medical evaluation.
     Section 722.627 ‑ Central registry; availability of confidential records; closed court proceeding not required; notice to individuals; amending or expunging certain reports and records; hearing; evidence; release of reports compiled by law enforcement agency; information obtained by citizen review panel; dissemination of information to pursue sanctions for dereliction of duty by agency employee.
     Section 722.627.amended ‑ Central registry; availability of confidential records; closed court proceeding not required; notice to individuals; amending or expunging certain reports and records; hearing; evidence; release of reports compiled by law enforcement agency; information obtained by citizen review panel; dissemination of information to pursue sanctions for dereliction of duty by agency employee.
     Section 722.627a ‑ Availability of information, reports, and records to legislature; disclosure of or keeping confidential information as misdemeanor.
     Section 722.627b ‑ Child fatality review team; membership; review of child fatality; training and orientation; creation of advisory committee; review by citizen review panel; annual report; transmission of report to governor and legislature; disclosure of information; member of review team as member for purposes of MCL 691.1407; registry of statistical information regarding children's deaths.
     Section 722.627c ‑ Release of information from child protective services records or case in which child has died; decision by director; determination.
     Section 722.627d ‑ Release of information by director; preliminary decision to release or deny information; extension of time period; evidence.
     Section 722.627e ‑ Release of information by director; prohibitions.
     Section 722.627f ‑ Release of information by director; preliminary decision to release or deny request; notice; final decision; writing; right to appeal.
     Section 722.627g ‑ Release of information by director; individuals to be notified.
     Section 722.627h ‑ Appeal of director's decision.
     Section 722.627i ‑ Fee; federal assurances and waivers.
     Section 722.627j ‑ Individual not named in central registry case as perpetrator of child abuse or neglect; documentation; receipt of central registry clearance information; request; automated systems.
     Section 722.627k ‑ Death of child under court jurisdiction; notification to legislator and children's ombudsman.
     Section 722.628 ‑ Referring report or commencing investigation; informing parent or legal guardian of investigation; duties of department; assistance of and cooperation with law enforcement officials; procedures; procedures by prosecuting attorney; cooperation of school or other institution; information as to disposition of report; exception to reporting requirement; surrender of newborn; training of employees in rights of children and families; determination of open friend of the court case.
     Section 722.628a ‑ Execution of notices by prosecuting attorney of individuals bound over to circuit court for certain crimes; notification upon final disposition; confidentiality.
     Section 722.628b ‑ Referral of case to prosecuting attorney; review.
     Section 722.628c ‑ Interview with child.
     Section 722.628d ‑ Categories and departmental response; listing in child abuse or neglect registry; report to legislature.
     Section 722.628d.amended ‑ Categories and departmental response; listing in child abuse or child neglect registry.
     Section 722.628e ‑ Investigation checklist.
     Section 722.629 ‑ Multidisciplinary services; biennial report; continuing education programs; dissemination of information.
     Section 722.629a ‑ Annual report.
     Section 722.630 ‑ Lawyer-guardian ad litem.
     Section 722.631 ‑ Privileged communications.
     Section 722.632 ‑ Report to law enforcement officials or probate court.
     Section 722.632a ‑ Investigations by hospital, school, or other agency.
     Section 722.632b ‑ Task force on prevention of sexual abuse of children; creation; appointment; qualifications; officer; meetings; recommendations; consultation; compensation; abolishment; child excused from participating in information-gathering efforts.
     Section 722.633 ‑ Failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect; damages; violation as misdemeanor; unauthorized dissemination of information as misdemeanor; civil liability; maintaining report or record required to be expunged as misdemeanor; false report of child abuse or neglect.
     Section 722.634 ‑ Religious beliefs.
     Section 722.635 ‑ Repeal of MCL 722.571 to 722.575.
     Section 722.636 ‑ Effective date.
     Section 722.637 ‑ Submission of petition for authorization under MCL 712A.2; exception.
     Section 722.638 ‑ Submission of petition for authorization under MCL 712A.2; conditions; request for termination of parental rights; conference.
Act 31 of 1915 ‑ YOUTH TOBACCO ACT (722.641 - 722.645)
     Section 722.641 ‑ Selling, giving, or furnishing tobacco products to minor prohibited; misdemeanor; penalty; sign required; copies of sign; affirmative defense; notice; rebuttal testimony; notice of rebuttal; exception.
     Section 722.642 ‑ Prohibited conduct by minor; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; participation in health promotion and risk reduction assessment program; costs; community service; exceptions; other violations.
     Section 722.642a ‑ Selling cigarette separately prohibited; exception; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 722.643 ‑ Noninterference with right of parent or guardian.
     Section 722.644 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.645 ‑ Short title.
Act 77 of 1889 ‑ Repealed-SELLING OR FURNISHING TOBACCO TO MINORS (722.651 - 722.652)
Act 33 of 1978 ‑ DISSEMINATING, EXHIBITING, OR DISPLAYING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATTER TO MINORS (722.671 - 722.693)
     33‑1978‑I ‑ PART I SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATTER (722.671...722.684)
          Section 722.671 ‑ Definitions generally.
          Section 722.671a ‑ Repealed. 2003, Act 192, Eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
          Section 722.672 ‑ Additional definitions.
          Section 722.673 ‑ Definitions.
          Section 722.674 ‑ Additional definitions.
          Section 722.675 ‑ Disseminating sexually explicit matter to minor; felony; penalty.
          Section 722.676 ‑ Persons excepted from MCL 722.675.
          Section 722.677 ‑ Displaying sexually explicit matter to minor; misdemeanor; penalty.
          Section 722.678 ‑ Facilitative misrepresentation; misdemeanor; penalty.
          Section 722.679 ‑ Injunction.
          Section 722.680 ‑ Advisory opinion as to legality of disseminating sexually explicit matter to minor; action for declaratory judgment; prosecuting attorney as defendant; counterclaim for injunctive relief; dismissal of action.
          Section 722.681 ‑ Provisions applicable to actions commenced pursuant to MCL 722.679 or MCL 722.680.
          Section 722.682 ‑ Effect of MCL 722.679 to 722.681 on prosecutions under other laws; declaratory judgment or denial of injunction as defense; withdrawing opinion and obtaining injunction as conditions for prosecution under MCL 722.675; applicability of declaratory judgment or injunction.
          Section 722.682a ‑ Exceptions.
          Section 722.683 ‑ Repeal of MCL 750.343e.
          Section 722.684 ‑ Effective date.
     33‑1978‑II ‑ PART II ULTRA-VIOLENT EXPLICIT VIDEO GAMES (722.685...722.693)
          Section 722.685 ‑ Legislative findings.
          Section 722.686 ‑ Definitions.
          Section 722.687 ‑ Dissemination of ultra-violent explicit video game to minor; prohibition; violation; penalties.
          Section 722.688 ‑ Exceptions.
          Section 722.689 ‑ False representation as to age or status as parent or guardian; violation; penalty.
          Section 722.690 ‑ Manager of business enterprise renting or selling ultra-violent explicit video games; permitting minor to play or view prohibited; violation; penalty.
          Section 722.691 ‑ Knowingly disseminating ultra-violent explicit video game.
          Section 722.692 ‑ Violation arising from same transaction.
          Section 722.693 ‑ Good faith as defense.
Act 293 of 1917 ‑ Repealed-CHILD WELFARE COMMISSION (722.701 - 722.703)
Act 205 of 1956 ‑ THE PATERNITY ACT (722.711 - 722.730)
     Section 722.711 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.712 ‑ Child born out of wedlock; liability of parents; duties of court; medical expenses; death of father of child born out of wedlock; "Medicaid" defined.
     Section 722.713 ‑ Repealed. 1996, Act 308, Eff. June 1, 1997.
     Section 722.714 ‑ Paternity proceeding; parties; venue; action not required; commencement of action; statute of limitations; initiating and conducting proceedings; utilization of child support formula; verification of complaint; charge; summons; default judgment; genetic paternity testing; next friend or guardian ad litem; rights of indigent defendant; order of filiation.
     Section 722.714a ‑ Summons or notice; notification of obligation and rights; court order for genetic paternity testing.
     Section 722.714b ‑ Effect of paternity in another state.
     Section 722.715 ‑ Mother and alleged father competent to testify; cross-examination; exclusion of public; continuance until birth of child.
     Section 722.716 ‑ Pretrial proceedings; blood or tissue typing determinations as to mother, child, and alleged father; court order; refusal to submit to typing or identification profiling; qualifications of person conducting typing or identification profiling; compensation of expert; result of typing or identification profiling; filing summary report; objection; admissibility; presumption; burden of proof; summary disposition.
     Section 722.716a ‑ Information obtained from genetic paternity testing; disclosure prohibited; retention and destruction of material; confidentiality; sale, transfer, or offer; audit; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 722.717 ‑ Order of filiation; circumstances; contents; support order; retroactivity; enforcement of judgment or order; fee; report to director of department of community health; service of copies to parties.
     Section 722.717a ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 109, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
     Section 722.717b ‑ Provisions for custody and parenting time; temporary order in case of dispute; referral to friend of the court; attorneys not required to represent parties in dispute.
     Section 722.718 ‑ Payments to friend of court, clerk of court, or state disbursement unit; disbursement.
     Section 722.719 ‑ Bond to perform court order and indemnify county; filing; dismissal of complaint; default; issuance of citation to principal and sureties; service; execution; contempt of court; commitment; decree or judgment; appointment of receiver.
     Section 722.720 ‑ Continuing jurisdiction; purposes.
     Section 722.720a ‑ Repealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
     Section 722.721 ‑ Mother's support and education of child born out of wedlock; bond; default; liability of father.
     Section 722.722 ‑ False complaint; penalty.
     Section 722.723 ‑ Repealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
     Section 722.724 ‑ Appeal; stay of execution, bond, security for costs.
     Section 722.725 ‑ Reference to mother as parent of child in records, certificates, or other papers.
     Section 722.726 ‑ Application of act.
     Section 722.727 ‑ Fees; assessment in order of filiation.
     Section 722.728 ‑ Enforcement remedies.
     Section 722.729 ‑ Repealed. 2009, Act 235, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2010
     Section 722.729a ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
     Section 722.730 ‑ Paternity act; short title.
Act 41 of 1960 ‑ CURFEW FOR CHILDREN (722.751 - 722.754)
     Section 722.751 ‑ Curfew for children under 12 years old.
     Section 722.752 ‑ Curfew for minors under age 16.
     Section 722.753 ‑ Aiding underage children to violate law; misdemeanor.
     Section 722.754 ‑ Local regulation as to curfew.
Act 71 of 1965 ‑ COUNTY REHABILITATION WORK CAMPS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS (722.761 - 722.762)
     Section 722.761 ‑ County rehabilitation work camps; operation by board of supervisors.
     Section 722.762 ‑ Agreements with county maintaining work camps.
Act 176 of 1985 ‑ CHILD IDENTIFICATION AND PROTECTION ACT (722.771 - 722.775)
     Section 722.771 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.772 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.773 ‑ Fingerprinting child; prohibition; exception.
     Section 722.774 ‑ Fingerprinting child; conditions.
     Section 722.775 ‑ Conditional effective date.
Act 280 of 1975 ‑ Repealed-JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES ACT (722.801 - 722.819)
Act 13 of 1988 ‑ JUVENILE DIVERSION ACT (722.821 - 722.831)
     Section 722.821 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.822 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.823 ‑ Powers of law enforcement official or court intake worker where petition not filed or authorized; diversion of minor.
     Section 722.824 ‑ Decision to divert minor; factors to be examined.
     Section 722.825 ‑ Conference; notice; time; prohibitions; diversion agreement; filing petition; noncompliance with terms of agreement or plan.
     Section 722.826 ‑ Decision to divert minor; information to be filed; revocation.
     Section 722.827 ‑ Separate diversion record.
     Section 722.828 ‑ Opening record; destruction of record.
     Section 722.829 ‑ Use of record; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 722.830 ‑ Conditional effective date.
     Section 722.831 ‑ Effective date.
Act 199 of 1988 ‑ SURROGATE PARENTING ACT (722.851 - 722.863)
     Section 722.851 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.853 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.855 ‑ Surrogate parentage contract as void and unenforceable.
     Section 722.857 ‑ Surrogate parentage contract prohibited; conditions; surrogate parentage contract as felony; penalty.
     Section 722.859 ‑ Surrogate parentage contract for compensation prohibited; surrogate parentage contract for compensation as misdemeanor or felony; penalty.
     Section 722.861 ‑ Custody of child.
     Section 722.863 ‑ Effective date.
Act 260 of 2008 ‑ GUARDIANSHIP ASSISTANCE ACT (722.871 - 722.881)
     Section 722.871 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.872 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.873 ‑ Guardianship assistance; eligibility.
     Section 722.874 ‑ Guardianship assistance; payment to eligible guardian; criteria; eligibility for federal funding under title IV-E; sibling ineligible for federal funding.
     Section 722.875 ‑ Guardianship assistance; negotiating and entering guardianship assistance agreement; specifications; duration; limitation on payment; review by department; eligibility determination.
     Section 722.875a ‑ Permanency plan including placement with guardian and receipt of guardianship assistance payments; information to be included in case service plan.
     Section 722.875b ‑ Legal guardianship as judicially created relationship; transfer of parental rights to guardian.
     Section 722.876 ‑ Guardianship assistance; prohibition; conditions; notice of termination.
     Section 722.877 ‑ Public or private medical insurance or assistance; application and maintenance.
     Section 722.878 ‑ Collecting, assembling, and reporting data and information.
     Section 722.879 ‑ Appeal of decision.
     Section 722.880 ‑ Repealed. 2009, Act 15, Imd. Eff. Apr. 9, 2009.
     Section 722.881 ‑ Postpermanency services; eligibility.
Act 211 of 1990 ‑ THE PARENTAL RIGHTS RESTORATION ACT (722.901 - 722.909)
     Section 722.901 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.902 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.903 ‑ Consent to abortion on minor; petition for waiver of parental consent.
     Section 722.904 ‑ Jurisdiction of probate court; confidential and expeditious proceedings; granting waiver of parental consent; reporting suspected child abuse; duties of probate court on disclosure of sexual abuse; “child abuse” and “sexual abuse” defined.
     Section 722.905 ‑ Medical emergency abortion.
     Section 722.906 ‑ Residency of minor.
     Section 722.907 ‑ Violation as misdemeanor; failure to obtain parental consent or copy of waiver as evidence in civil action; exemplary damages.
     Section 722.908 ‑ Right to abortion not created; prohibited conduct.
     Section 722.909 ‑ Repealed. 1991, Act 80, Imd. Eff. July 18, 1991.
Act 204 of 1994 ‑ THE CHILDREN'S OMBUDSMAN ACT (722.921 - 722.935)
     Section 722.921 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.922 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.923 ‑ Children's ombudsman; establishment; appointment; removal.
     Section 722.924 ‑ Procedures; training; complaint; investigation; notification of safety concerns.
     Section 722.925 ‑ Individuals making complaint to children's ombudsman.
     Section 722.925a ‑ Children's ombudsman; powers.
     Section 722.926 ‑ Victim of child abuse or child neglect; powers of children's ombudsman; child fatality cases.
     Section 722.927 ‑ Decision to investigate; notice; pursuing administrative remedies or channels of complaint; further investigation; violation of state or federal criminal law; complaint against child placing agency; petition requesting court jurisdiction or termination of parental rights.
     Section 722.928 ‑ Department and child placing agency; duties; information to be provided to biological parent, adoptive parent, or foster parent; access to departmental computer networks.
     Section 722.929 ‑ Confidentiality of record of children's ombudsman; disclosure; limitations; release of certain information.
     Section 722.930 ‑ Report of findings; recommendations; consultation with individual, department, or child placing agency; publication of adverse opinion; notice of actions; information provided to complainant; child fatality investigation; report.
     Section 722.931 ‑ Penalty for filing complaint or cooperating in investigation prohibited; intentional false complaint.
     Section 722.932 ‑ Authority granted under other acts or rules.
     Section 722.933‑722.935 ‑ Repealed. 2004, Act 560, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005.
Act 203 of 1994 ‑ FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION SERVICES ACT (722.951 - 722.960)
***** 722.954c.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2015 ***** ***** 722.954c THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2015: See 722.954c.amended *****
     Section 722.951 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.952 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.953 ‑ Purpose of act.
     Section 722.954 ‑ Licensure as foster parent; orientation as condition to certification; written information to be provided foster parents before placement; confidentiality.
     Section 722.954a ‑ Placement of child in supervising agency's care; determination of placement with relative; notification; special consideration and preference to child's relative; documentation of decision; review hearing.
     Section 722.954b ‑ Permanent placement; 12-month goal; inclusion in directory of children; in-home visits.
     Section 722.954c ‑ Release of child's medical records; medical passport; contents; transfer; performance of assessment or psychological evaluation; medical examination.
     Section 722.954c.amended ‑ Release of child's medical records; medical passport; contents; transfer; performance of assessment or psychological evaluation; medical examination; indication that child may have been victim of human trafficking; counseling.
     Section 722.954d ‑ Annual report card.
     Section 722.954e.added ‑ Child as victim of human trafficking; placement in setting providing mental health services, counseling, or other specialized services.
     Section 722.955 ‑ Registration of attorney with children's ombudsman; filing of compliance; reregistration; request for removal.
     Section 722.956 ‑ Adoption facilitator; duties; cost.
     Section 722.957 ‑ Adoption facilitator; placement based on age, race, religious affiliation, disability, or income level; participation of parent or guardian in selection of adoptive parent.
     Section 722.958 ‑ Rules; training; directory of children available for adoption; registry of adoptive homes; fee for maintaining directory information; foster parent resource centers; pilot project; report.
     Section 722.959 ‑ Effective date.
     Section 722.960 ‑ Conditional effective date.
Act 215 of 2008 ‑ FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT (722.981 - 722.985)
     Section 722.981 ‑ Short title; definitions.
     Section 722.982 ‑ Foster care independence program; establishment; conditions; services.
     Section 722.983 ‑ Services; eligibility; exceptions; services provided to young adults 14 years of age and older; availability of services through 20 years of age; services provided on as-needed basis.
     Section 722.984 ‑ Goods and services.
     Section 722.985 ‑ Other goods and services.
E.R.O. No. 2010‑9 ‑ EXECUTIVE REORGANIZATION ORDER (722.991 - 722.991)
     Section 722.991 ‑ Transfer of powers and duties of foster care trust fund board to state child abuse and neglect prevention board; abolishment of foster care trust fund board.
Act 305 of 1996 ‑ ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARENTAGE ACT (722.1001 - 722.1013)
     Section 722.1001 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.1002 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.1003 ‑ Acknowledgment of parentage; form; validity; signatures; copy.
     Section 722.1004 ‑ Acknowledgment as basis for court ordered child support, custody, or parenting time; relationship and status of child.
     Section 722.1005 ‑ Acknowledgment of parentage; filing with state registrar; review; maintenance as permanent record; review; procedures and payment for issuance; basis for preparation of new birth certificate.
     Section 722.1006 ‑ Grant of initial custody.
     Section 722.1007 ‑ Notices.
     Section 722.1008 ‑ Acknowledgment of parentage; preparation or approval of form; availability to public.
     Section 722.1009 ‑ Appointment of next friend or guardian ad litem; effect of signing by minor parent.
     Section 722.1010 ‑ Consent to court jurisdiction.
     Section 722.1011 ‑ Repealed. 2012, Act 161, Imd. Eff. June 12, 2012.
     Section 722.1012 ‑ Validity of prior acknowledgment.
     Section 722.1013 ‑ Effective date.
Act 525 of 2008 ‑ FOSTER CARE TRUST FUND ACT (722.1021 - 722.1031)
     Section 722.1021 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.1022 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.1023 ‑ Foster care trust fund; creation; interest and earnings; investment; availability of money for disbursement; expenditures; limitation; money remaining at close of year.
     Section 722.1024 ‑ State foster care trust fund board; creation; powers and duties; executive director; staff.
     Section 722.1025 ‑ Board; membership; terms; vacancy; chairperson; officers and committees; expenses.
     Section 722.1026 ‑ Conduct of business at public meeting; availability of writings to the public.
     Section 722.1027 ‑ Public input; board as collaborative body; duties; contracts with public or private agencies.
     Section 722.1028 ‑ Recommendations.
     Section 722.1029 ‑ Board; powers; deposit of money in fund.
     Section 722.1030 ‑ Disbursements; purposes.
     Section 722.1031 ‑ Annual accounting.
Act 544 of 2008 ‑ CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER ACT (722.1041 - 722.1044)
     Section 722.1041 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.1042 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.1043 ‑ Children's advocacy center fund; creation; deposit of money into fund; investment; money remaining in fund at close of fiscal year; department of human services as administrator.
     Section 722.1044 ‑ Expenditures; limitation; annual audit and report.
Act 219 of 2000 ‑ CHILDREN'S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT (722.1051 - 722.1085)
     Section 722.1051 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.1052 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.1055 ‑ Unsafe children's product; placement in stream of commerce prohibited.
     Section 722.1056 ‑ Unsafe children's product; criteria; crib; retrofit; notice; compliance.
     Section 722.1060 ‑ List of unsafe children's products; maintenance; availability; providing list to inspectors of child care facility and persons providing child care.
     Section 722.1061 ‑ Commercial user; sale of recalled product; exception.
     Section 722.1065 ‑ Child care facility; prohibition; exception; notice; posting list; determination by operator of facility.
     Section 722.1070 ‑ Revocation or refusal to renew or issue facility license or registration.
     Section 722.1075 ‑ Violation by commercial user as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 722.1080 ‑ Enforcement action; jurisdiction.
     Section 722.1085 ‑ Additional remedies.
Act 195 of 2001 ‑ UNIFORM CHILD-CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (722.1101 - 722.1406)
     195‑2001‑1 ‑ ARTICLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS (722.1101...722.1112)
          Section 722.1101 ‑ Short title.
          Section 722.1102 ‑ Definitions.
          Section 722.1103 ‑ Scope of act; limitation.
          Section 722.1104 ‑ Proceeding pertaining to Indian child.
          Section 722.1105 ‑ Child-custody law or determination of foreign country.
          Section 722.1106 ‑ Child-custody determination of this state.
          Section 722.1107 ‑ Jurisdiction; question; priority.
          Section 722.1108 ‑ Notice; manner; proof of service; notice not required.
          Section 722.1109 ‑ Personal jurisdiction.
          Section 722.1110 ‑ Communication between states; participation of parties; “record” defined.
          Section 722.1111 ‑ Testimony.
          Section 722.1112 ‑ Request to out-of-state court; expenses; preserving and forwarding records.
     195‑2001‑2 ‑ ARTICLE 2 JURISDICTION (722.1201...722.1210)
          Section 722.1201 ‑ Initial child-custody determination; jurisdiction.
          Section 722.1202 ‑ Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction; condition; determination to decline jurisdiction; modification of child-custody determination.
          Section 722.1203 ‑ Modification of out-of-state child-custody determination; requirements.
          Section 722.1204 ‑ Temporary emergency jurisdiction; communication with out-of-state court; duration of order.
          Section 722.1205 ‑ Notice and hearing.
          Section 722.1206 ‑ Commencement of out-of-state proceeding; jurisdiction; communication; dismissal of proceeding by in-state court; modification.
          Section 722.1207 ‑ Determination of inconvenient forum.
          Section 722.1208 ‑ Unjustifiable conduct of parties; decision to decline exercise of jurisdiction; dismissal or stay; expenses.
          Section 722.1209 ‑ Pleading or sworn statement; information.
          Section 722.1210 ‑ Order to appear with or without child.
     195‑2001‑3 ‑ ARTICLE 3 ENFORCEMENT (722.1301...722.1316)
          Section 722.1301 ‑ “Petitioner” and “respondent” defined.
          Section 722.1302 ‑ Enforcement; temporary order.
          Section 722.1303 ‑ Child custody determination by out-of-state court; enforcement; remedy.
          Section 722.1304 ‑ Registered child-custody determination; requirements.
          Section 722.1305 ‑ Registered child-custody determination; enforcement.
          Section 722.1306 ‑ Commencement of in-state enforcement proceeding; out-of-state modification proceeding; communication of enforcing court with modifying court.
          Section 722.1307 ‑ Petition for enforcement of child-custody determination; contents; filing; hearing.
          Section 722.1308 ‑ Petition and order; service.
          Section 722.1309 ‑ Delivery of child to petitioner; grounds for exception; expenses; additional relief; refusal to testify; inference; privilege against disclosure.
          Section 722.1310 ‑ Warrant to take physical custody of child.
          Section 722.1311 ‑ Assessment of expenses.
          Section 722.1312 ‑ Full faith and credit.
          Section 722.1313 ‑ Appeal.
          Section 722.1314 ‑ International child abduction; actions by prosecutor or attorney general.
          Section 722.1315 ‑ Actions by law enforcement officer.
          Section 722.1316 ‑ Expenses of prosecutor or attorney general and law enforcement officers; assessment against respondent.
     195‑2001‑4 ‑ ARTICLE 4 MISCELLANEOUS (722.1401...722.1406)
          Section 722.1401 ‑ Application and construction of act; promotion of uniformity.
          Section 722.1405 ‑ Proceedings commenced before effective date of act.
          Section 722.1406 ‑ Repeal of MCL 600.651 to 600.673; effective date of act.
Act 159 of 2012 ‑ REVOCATION OF PATERNITY ACT (722.1431 - 722.1445)
     Section 722.1431 ‑ Short title.
     Section 722.1433 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 722.1435 ‑ Applicability of sections to certain actions.
     Section 722.1437 ‑ Action for revocation of acknowledgment of paternity; filing; affidavit; order for blood or tissue typing or DNA identification profiling; forwarding copy of order to state registrar; vacating acknowledgment of parentage; amending birth certificate; representation by attorney not required.
     Section 722.1439 ‑ Motion to set aside determination.
     Section 722.1441 ‑ Determination that child born out of wedlock.
     Section 722.1443 ‑ Court action.
     Section 722.1445 ‑ Determination of paternity.