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Art. 1609.  Compact definitions

NOTE:  Art. 1609 repealed by Acts 2010, No. 893, §2, eff. when the 35th state enacts the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children.

As used in this compact:

(1)  "Child" means a person who, by reason of minority, is legally subject to parental, guardianship, or similar control.

(2)  "Placement" means the arrangement for the care of a child in a family free or boarding home or in a child-caring agency or institution but does not include any institution caring for the mentally ill, mentally defective, or epileptic, or any institution primarily educational in character, and any hospital or other medical facility.

(3)  "Receiving state" means the state to which a child is sent, brought, or caused to be sent or brought, whether by public authorities or private persons or agencies, and whether for placement with state or local public authorities or for placement with private agencies or persons.

(4)  "Sending agency" means a party state, officer or employee thereof; a subdivision of a party state, or officer or employee thereof; a court of a party state; a person, corporation, association, charitable agency, or other entity which sends, brings, or causes to be sent or brought any child to another party state.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §16, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2010, No. 893, §2.

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