§ 15-7-7.1 Court proceedings.
The court shall make findings of fact and conclude all hearings on petitions for termination of parental rights within one hundred eighty (180) days after notice to the natural parents has been effectuated. If the court is unable to conclude a hearing within one hundred eighty (180) days, it shall enter an order setting forth the facts which necessitate an extension of the time period.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 364, § 1.)