CHC 1351     


Art. 1351. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter:

            (1) "Applicable payee" means the spouse, the tutor or custodian of the child, the court-approved fiduciary of the spouse or child, or the department in a FITAP case or in a non-FITAP case in which the department is rendering services as designated by the court to be the payee.

            (2) "Child" means a person under the age of eighteen or an eighteen year old who is a full-time student in a secondary school and who is dependent on either parent.

            (3) "Criminal neglect of family" means the desertion or intentional nonsupport by a spouse of his or her spouse who is in destitute or necessitous circumstances or by either parent of his minor child who is in destitute or necessitous circumstances.

            (4) "Department" means the Department of Children and Family Services.

            (5) "FITAP" means the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program.

            (6) "Spouse" shall mean a husband or wife.

            Acts 1993, No. 442, §2, eff. June 9, 1993; Acts 2022, No. 271, §8.