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The DC Code: § 7-2031 Definitions.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Care giver" means an individual whose duties include direct care, supervision, and guidance of infants or children in a child development facility.
2
"Child" or "children" means an individual or individuals from 2 years to 15 years of age.
3
"Child development facility" means a center, home, or other structure that provides care and other services, supervision, and guidance for children, infants, and toddlers on a regular basis, regardless of its designated name. "Child development facility" does not include a public or private elementary or secondary school engaged in legally required educational and related functions or a pre- kindergarten education program licensed pursuant to the Pre-k Act of 2008.
4
"Infant" means an individual younger than 12 months of age.
5
"Licensee" means a child development facility that is licensed pursuant to this subchapter.
6
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, company, corporation, trustee, or association.
6A
'Pre-k Act of 2008' means Chapter 2A of Title 38.
7
"Related person" means any legal guardian or any of the following relationships established by marriage, adoption, or blood to the 5th degree:
A
Parent or step-parent;
B
Grandparent;
C
Brother, sister, step-sister, or step-brother;
D
Uncle or aunt; or
E
Niece or nephew.
8
"Toddler" means an individual older than 12 months but less than 24 months of age.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-3621. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-202, in par. (3), substituted "related functions or a pre-kindergarten education program licensed pursuant to the Pre-k Act of 2008" for "related functions"; and added par. (6A). Temporary Addition of Section For temporary (225 day) addition of §§ 7-2031 to 7-2050, see §§ 2 to 21 of Child Development Facilities Regulation Temporary Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-71, March 20, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2106). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary regulation of child development facilities, see §§ 2-21 of the Child Development Facilities Regulation Emergency Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-206, December 15, 1997, 44 DCR 346). For temporary addition of subchapter II, see §§ 2-21 of the Child Development Facilities Regulation Emergency Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-511, November 10, 1998, 45 DCR 8153), and §§ 2-21 of the Child Development Facilities Regulation Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-11, February 8, 1999, 46 DCR 2322). Legislative History of Laws Law 12-215, the "Child Development Facilities Regulation Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-325, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 6, 1998, and November 10, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 9, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-530 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-215 became effective on April 13, 1999. For Law 17-202, see notes following § 7-863.03a. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Act 13-11, the "Child Development Facilities Regulation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999", see Mayor's Order 99-66, April 28, 1999 (46 DCR 4231). Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 12-215, the "Child Development Facilities Regulation Act of 1998", see Mayor's Order 2000-124, August 3, 2000 (47 DCR 6808). DC CODE § 7-2031 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 13, 1999, D.C. Law 12-215, § 2, 46 DCR 274; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-202, § 603(a), 55 DCR 6297.)