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Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-34-1-1

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Sec. 1. A child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age:

(1)?the child's physical or mental condition is seriously impaired or seriously endangered as a result of the inability, refusal, or neglect of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian to supply the child with necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, or supervision:

(A)?when the parent, guardian, or custodian is financially able to do so; ?or

(B)?due to the failure, refusal, or inability of the parent, guardian, or custodian to seek financial or other reasonable means to do so; ?and

(2)?the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that:

(A)?the child is not receiving; ?and

(B)?is unlikely to be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.

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