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November 9, 2020

Sec. 822. Person who may originate proceedings

(a) Any person in the relation to the respondent of spouse, or former spouse, parent, child, or member of the same family or household;
(b) A duly authorized agency, association, society, or institution;
(c) A peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or a police officer;
(d) A person on the court`s own motion.