Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Maine

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes 

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 18-C, article 9; title 22, chapters 1152-A, 1671
  • Child protection: title 22, chapter 1071 (subchapters 1, 2, 3, 11-A)
  • Child welfare: title 22, chapters 1071 (subchapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 7) 1153, 1154
  • Guardianship: title 22, chapter 1071, subchapter 4 (§§ 4038-C, 4038-D)
  • Youth services: title 20-A, chapter 429-A; title 22, chapter 1071, subchapter 4 (§§ 4037-A, 4038-B)
  • Indian child welfare: title 18-C, § 9-107

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/chaps10.htm#148

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/about-us/policy-rules

Other Resources

Maine Court Rules 

Tribal code available online: