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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 049 : CHILD WELFARE SERVICES

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 4902)
  • § 4902. Definitions

    Unless otherwise specifically provided, as used in this chapter:

    (1) "Child" means a person under 18 years of age committed by the Juvenile Court to the Department for Children and Families.

    (2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner for Children and Families.

    (3) "Department" means the Department for Children and Families.

    (4) "Foster care" means care of a child, for a valuable consideration, in a child care institution or in a family other than that of the child's parent, guardian, or relative. (Added 1967, No. 147, § 5; amended 1973, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 22, 31, eff. April 14, 1974; 1981, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 20, 1982; 1983, No. 248 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1989, No. 42, eff. May 5, 1989; 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 118; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 74, eff. May 20, 2014.)