§ 38-9-1 Short title
§ 38-9-2 Definitions
§ 38-9-3 Legislative findings and intent
§ 38-9-4 Arrangements for protective services; liability of department for protective services; services to conform to wishes of person to be served; duty of department to ascertain persons in need of care and protection
§ 38-9-5 Emergency protective services
§ 38-9-6 Protective placement or other protective services
§ 38-9-7 Violations; penalties
§ 38-9-8 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, or exploitation – Required; contents; investigation
§ 38-9-9 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical abuse, neglect or exploitation – Immunity of reporter from civil and criminal liability
§ 38-9-10 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical abuse, neglect or exploitation – Penalty for failure to make report
§ 38-9-11 Exemption of officers, agents and employees of department from civil liability

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 38 > Chapter 9

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • authority: The Alabama Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority, as defined in Section 23-2-142. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the State Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • COUNTY DEPARTMENT: The department of human resources in each of the 67 counties. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • department: The Department of Transportation. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION: A method of collecting tolls or charges which is capable of charging an account holder the appropriate toll or charge including, but not limited to, either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 23-2-167

  • ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION: Any process of communication not directly involving the physical transfer of paper that is suitable for the retention, retrieval, and reproduction of information by the recipient. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • lessee: Any person, corporation, firm, partnership, agency, association, or organization that rents, leases, or contracts for the use of one or more vehicles and has exclusive use of the vehicles for any period of time. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • lessor: Any person, corporation, firm, partnership, agency, association, or organization renting or leasing vehicles to a lessee under a rental agreement, lease, or otherwise wherein the lessee has the exclusive use of the vehicle for any period of time. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • operator: Any person who is or was driving a vehicle that is or was the subject of a toll violation, but who is not the owner of the vehicle. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • owner: Any person or entity who, at the time of a toll violation and with respect to the vehicle involved in the violation, is the registrant or coregistrant of the vehicle with the Motor Vehicle Division, of the Department of Revenue, or with another state, territory, district, province, nation, or jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • payment: Paying a toll by cash, by permitting a charge against a valid account with the authority, department, or private toll entity, or by any other means of payment approved by the authority, department, or private toll entity. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • PRIVATE TOLL ENTITY: An individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or any other legal entity licensed pursuant to Section 23-1-81 or Section 23-2-144(12), to operate toll collection facilities. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • TOLL VIOLATION: The passage of a vehicle through a toll collection point without payment of the required toll. See Alabama Code 23-2-167
  • vehicle: Any motor-propelled device in, upon, or by which any person or property is transported or drawn upon a road or highway, except devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Alabama Code 23-2-167