Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 41 > Chapter 5A
- ADOPTION SUBSIDY: A money payment, services, deferred payment, or any combination thereof that is provided to a child with special needs or circumstances after submission of an application to the department. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- agency: The department or a child welfare agency which is authorized in its license issued by the department to place children for adoption. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- application: The submission to the department of a complete application as defined by the department with documentation of the child's special needs. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- child: An individual under 19 years of age, or an individual 19 or 20 years of age and eligible for Title IV-E Federal Funding, who is:
a. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- child: A person under 18 years of age. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- CHILD ABUSE: Harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, which harm occurs or is threatened through nonaccidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse, which includes a violation of any provision of Article 4, Chapter 6, Title 13A. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- CULTURAL COMPETENCY: The ability of an individual or organization to understand and act respectfully toward, in a cultural text, the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, and behaviors of persons and families of various cultures, including persons and families of various cultures who participate in services from the individual or organization and persons of various cultures who provide services for the individual or organization. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- department: The Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- department: The Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- EMOTIONAL TIES: Includes all of the following:
a. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
- 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.
- Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
- LOCAL COUNCIL: An organization which meets the criteria described in Section 26-16-10. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- MENTAL DISABILITY: A condition which is characterized by impaired intellectual development and impedes the ability to function independently as diagnosed by a licensed medical doctor or qualified mental health professional. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- neglect: Harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare which occurs through negligent treatment, including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- organization: A nonprofit organization or a public agency which provides or proposes to provide child abuse and neglect prevention, early intervention services, or parent education. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- PHYSICAL DISABILITY: One of the following conditions:
a. See Alabama Code 26-10-22
- preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
- PREVENTION PROGRAM: A system of direct provision of child abuse and neglect prevention services to a child, parent, or guardian. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- STATE BOARD: The State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board created in Section 26-16-3. See Alabama Code 26-16-2
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
- TRUST FUND: The Children's Trust Fund established in the State Treasury. See Alabama Code 26-16-2