§ 38-7-1 Short title
§ 38-7-2 Definitions
§ 38-7-3 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Requirements; recordkeeping; parental notifications, etc.; affidavits; inspections and investigations
§ 38-7-4 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Application; investigation; application to operate foster family home may be made to licensed child-placing agency
§ 38-7-5 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Issuance and term; temporary permits; provisional approval of home; preferential treatment of family members concerning placement of children
§ 38-7-6 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Renewal; reexamination; renewal of approval of boarding home
§ 38-7-7 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Department to establish minimum standards for licensing; factors to be considered; children in need of special treatment; department to offer consultation
§ 38-7-8 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Revocation or refusal to renew license – Grounds
§ 38-7-9 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Revocation or refusal to renew license – Aggrieved party entitled to hearing; review of final decision or action of department; bond; when decision may be set aside; section not applicable to boarding
§ 38-7-10 License to operate or conduct child-care facility – Investigation of operation without license; report to attorney general for prosecution
§ 38-7-11 Inspection of facilities
§ 38-7-12 Advertisements
§ 38-7-13 Records to be kept by child-care facility; use and disclosure of information
§ 38-7-14 Reports by child-care facility
§ 38-7-14.1 Educational information on influenza disease and vaccine
§ 38-7-15 Conditions precedent to bringing child into state for purposes of adoption or placement in child-care facility
§ 38-7-16 Penalties; burden of proof of relationship
§ 38-7-17 Duty of district attorney to enforce chapter or prosecute violations
§ 38-7-18 Mandatory state subsidized child day-care services program
§ 38-7-19 Powers of department as to transitional living facilities
§ 38-7-20 Employment in day care center of individual under 19 years of age with certain credentials
§ 38-7-21 Licensing of church, religious nonprofit entity, or religious nonprofit school to operate as licensed day care center

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 38 > Chapter 7

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • authority: The Alabama Toll Road, Bridge, and Tunnel Authority created by this article, or any board, body, or commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers given by this article to the authority shall be given by law. See Alabama Code 23-2-142
  • child: Any person under 19 years of age, a person under the continuing jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to Section 12-15-117, or a person under 21 years of age in foster care as defined by the Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • CHILD-PLACING AGENCY: A public or private child-care facility which receives, places, or arranges for the placement of any child or children in adoptive or foster family homes or other facilities for child care apart from the custody of the child's or children's parents. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • concessionaire: A person, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other legal entity described in Section 23-2-144(a)(12) which has been awarded a contract to construct or operate, or both, a toll road or bridge by the department or the authority. See Alabama Code 23-2-142
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • cost: As applied to a toll road, bridge, or tunnel project, the cost shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 23-2-142

  • DAY CARE CENTER: Any child-care facility receiving more than 12 children for daytime care during all or part of a day. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • DAY CARE HOME: A child-care facility which is a family home and which receives not more than six children for care during the day. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: The State Department of Transportation. See Alabama Code 23-2-142
  • department: The Department of Human Resources of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • FOSTER FAMILY HOME: A child-care facility in a residence of a family where the family receives a child or children, unrelated to that family, for the purpose of providing family care or therapeutic family care and training, or transitional living program services on a full-time basis. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • GROUP DAY CARE HOME: A child-care facility which is a family home and which receives at least seven but no more than 12 children for care during part of the day where there are at least two adults present and supervising the activities. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • GROUP HOME: A child-care facility where at least seven but not more than 10 children are received and maintained for the purpose of providing them with care or training or both, or transitional living program services. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • MATERNITY CENTER: A facility in which any person, agency, or corporation receives or cares for one or more minor pregnant girls, except that the term does not include hospitals. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • NIGHT CARE FACILITY: A child-care facility which is a center or a family home receiving a child or children for care during the night. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • related: Any of the following relationships by blood, marriage, or adoption: Parent, grandparent, brother, sister, stepparent, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, uncle or aunt, and their spouses. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • shall: is a lways mandatory and not merely directory:

    (1) CHILD. See Alabama Code 38-7-2

  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • TRANSITIONAL LIVING FACILITY: A child-care facility or program that is designed to give opportunities to practice independent living skills to eligible persons at least 16 years of age and under 21 years of age in foster care in a variety of residential settings with varying degrees of care and supervision. See Alabama Code 38-7-2
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1