Chapter 1 Health Summary Records of Children Receiving Foster Care
Chapter 2 Medical Records of Children Receiving Foster Care
Chapter 3 Medical Passport Program for Child Receiving Foster Care
Chapter 4 Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
Chapter 5 Foster Care Sibling Visitation
Chapter 5.8 Collaborative Care
Chapter 6 Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 28 - Child Services: Foster Care and Placement of Children

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • collaborative care: means any services or payments for services that the department provides for older youth under the terms of a collaborative care agreement, while the older youth is residing in:

    Indiana Code 31-28-5.8-1

  • collaborative care agreement: means a voluntary agreement that:

    Indiana Code 31-28-5.8-2

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • host home: means :

    Indiana Code 31-28-5.8-3

  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • older youth: means an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age but less than twenty-one (21) years of age. See Indiana Code 31-28-5.8-4
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • provider: has the meaning set forth in IC 16-39-7-1. See Indiana Code 31-28-1-2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.