53. An agreement on voluntary measures must be recorded in writing and not exceed one year. The director may reach one or more consecutive agreements with a total term of up to three years.
However, if the last agreement containing a measure entrusting the child under subparagraph e, e.1 or j of the first paragraph of section 54 ends during a school year, the agreement may be extended until the end of the school year if a child 14 years of age or over consents to the extension; if the child is under 14 years of age, the last agreement may be extended for the same period with the consent of the parents and the director.
An institution that operates a rehabilitation centre that is designated by the director must admit the child.
1977, c. 20, s. 53; 1984, c. 4, s. 27; 1994, c. 35, s. 32; 2006, c. 34, s. 27; 2017, c. 18, s. 291; 2022, c. 11, s. 341.