§ 199.011 Definitions for chapter
§ 199.013 “State building” defined
§ 199.015 “Code Adam” safety protocol
§ 199.017 Finance and Administration Cabinet to implement “Code Adam” program — Training — Signs — Drills — Annual report
§ 199.019 Exemption from “Code Adam” program for agency or building not visited by children — Expiration of exemption
§ 199.420 Administrative functions of secretary — Personnel — Compensation and other benefits — Administrative costs
§ 199.430 Witnesses and evidence — Confidential treatment of information and records
§ 199.440 Destruction of records
§ 199.461 Monthly regional, county, and statewide caseload average for social service workers — Requirement of report if average in excess of specified quantity
§ 199.462 Criminal background investigation of applicant to provide foster care, relative caregiver services, fictive kin placement, or adoptive home, and of applicant’s adult household members — Request for conviction information — Form and fee for request
§ 199.464 Course for foster parents on prevention and recognition of pediatric abusive head trauma
§ 199.466 Background check of child abuse and neglect records at request of parent or legal guardian employing individual to care for minor child
§ 199.467 Adoption of goals by secretary as to maximum number of children in foster care each fiscal year
§ 199.470 Petition for adoption of child — Parties — Residence requirement — Approval of secretary — Exceptions
§ 199.471 Denial of adoption on religious, ethnic, or racial grounds
§ 199.472 Adoption of children regulated
§ 199.473 Placement of children by private person — Home study required — Temporary custody — Background check — Removal
§ 199.474 Home study — Administrative regulations
§ 199.475 Petition by army post resident
§ 199.480 Parties defendant in an adoption proceeding — Process — Guardian ad litem
§ 199.490 Contents of adoption petition — Accompanying papers
§ 199.492 Attorney not to represent both biological and adoptive parents — Penalty
§ 199.493 Prohibition against payment of attorney’s fees of biological parent without court approval — Penalty
§ 199.500 Consent to adoption
§ 199.502 Conditions necessary for adoption without consent of child’s biological living parents — Court decision — Representation of biological parent
§ 199.503 Putative father registry — Administrative regulations — Registration — Notification of opportunity to register — Data storage — Certified copy of registration form — Confidentiality — Information on Web site
§ 199.505 Request for search of putative father registry — Service of notice — Affidavit and registration form provided to requesting party — Adoption not granted unless affidavit filed with court — Exceptions
§ 199.510 Investigation and report
§ 199.515 Hearing — Notice
§ 199.520 Judgment — Prerequisites — Orders — Name and legal status of child — Health history and other nonidentifying information of biological parents and relatives to be given to adoptive parents
§ 199.525 Dissemination of post-adoption information about medical or genetic condition affecting an adopted person
§ 199.540 Period after which adoption not subject to attack
§ 199.550 Disposition of child if adoption not adjudged
§ 199.555 State-funded adoption assistance payments — Conditions
§ 199.557 Federal Title IV-E adoption assistance
§ 199.560 Appeal
§ 199.570 Adoption records confidential — Exception — New birth certificate — Change in records
§ 199.572 Inspection of adoption records — Limitations
§ 199.575 Procedure whereby adopted person may seek to locate preadoptive sibling
§ 199.585 Recognition of foreign adoptions — Registration in Commonwealth — When KRS 199.470 petition required
§ 199.590 Prohibited acts and practices in adoption of children — Expenses paid by prospective adoptive parents to be submitted to court
§ 199.595 Legislative finding and purpose
§ 199.5951 Duty of cabinet with respect to interstate compacts
§ 199.5952 Contents of interstate compacts
§ 199.5953 Additional compact provisions
§ 199.5954 State medical assistance for special-needs adoptee
§ 199.5955 Federal medical and adoption assistance
§ 199.640 Licensing of child-caring and child-placing agencies or facilities — License fees — Standards — Recordkeeping and reporting — Use of corporal punishment — Prohibition against hiring convicted sex offender — Confidentiality of records
§ 199.641 Definitions — Payments to child-caring facility or child-placing agency
§ 199.642 Staff members of child-caring facilities must submit to background checks in accordance with federal law and regulations — Administrative regulations
§ 199.645 Administrative regulations for facilities and agencies caring for children before adjudication under KRS Chapter 630
§ 199.650 Authorized activities of child-caring facilities or child-placing agencies — Child-caring facility to designate on-site official to apply reasonable and prudent parent standard
§ 199.660 Authorized activities of child-placing agencies — Registry of closed foster family homes — Restrictions on approvals of or placements in foster family homes — Collaboration to promote educational stability
§ 199.665 Performance-based contracting for child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies — Study group — Implementation — Administrative regulations. (Effective until January 1, 2023)
§ 199.665 v2 Performance-based contracting for child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies — Study group — Implementation — Administrative regulations. (Effective January 1, 2023)
§ 199.670 Denial, suspension, or revocation of license of child-caring facilities or child-placing agencies
§ 199.680 Nonreimbursement of out-of-state providers of residential care for children — Exception — Administrative regulations
§ 199.800 Definitions for KRS 199.800 to 199.801
§ 199.801 Procedure for placement of children who are in custody of department — State-level and regional placement coordinators — Type of placement — Cases of unmet need — Recruitment and reporting
§ 199.802 Consideration of best interest of child in placing child within same or different school district — Transportation to be provided as needed — Timely record and information sharing — Confidentiality of information
§ 199.803 Limitation on purpose of release of child’s educational records.
§ 199.881 Legislative findings and declarations
§ 199.882 Definitions for KRS 199.881 to 199.888
§ 199.883 Employee Child Care Assistance Partnership Program — Powers and duties of cabinet
§ 199.884 Administrative regulations
§ 199.885 Employee Child Care Assistance Partnership fund
§ 199.886 Participation by employer and employee — Contract — Payment for costs of service
§ 199.887 Termination of active contract
§ 199.888 Incorporation into economic development agreements
§ 199.892 Declaration of legislative intent
§ 199.894 Definitions for KRS 199.892 to 199.896
§ 199.8941 Monetary incentives for child-care facilities — Professional development
§ 199.8943 Quality-based graduated early care and education program rating system — Administrative regulations. (Effective until January 1, 2023)
§ 199.8943 v2 Quality-based graduated early care and education program rating system — Administrative regulations. (Effective January 1, 2023)
§ 199.8945 Healthy Start in Child Care Program — Technical assistance for child-care providers
§ 199.895 Evacuation plan required for child-care centers and family child-care homes — Annual updating of plan — Provision of plan to local emergency management officials and parents
§ 199.8951 Use of epinephrine auto-injectors in child-care centers and family child-care homes — Administrative regulations
§ 199.896 License requirement — Application — Fee — Emergency action — Use of information — Hearing — Disposition of receipts — Advertisement — Unannounced inspections — Orientation and training requirements — Prohibition against use of corporal phy
§ 199.8962 Required standards for child-care centers licensed under KRS 199.896 — Administrative regulations
§ 199.8965 Child care staff members must submit to background checks in accordance with federal law and regulations — Administrative regulations
§ 199.897 Notification concerning Kentucky Consumer Product Safety Program
§ 199.898 Rights for children in child-care programs and their parents, custodians, or guardians — Posting and distribution requirements
§ 199.8982 Family child-care home certification program — When required — Requirements for certification — Unannounced inspection — Use of information — Authority to promulgate administrative regulations — Hearing — Emergency action — Training — Power
§ 199.8983 Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council. (Effective until January 1, 2023)
§ 199.8983 v2 Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council. (Effective January 1, 2023)
§ 199.899 Market-rate survey to determine rates for child-care services receiving public funds
§ 199.8994 Uniform administration of child-care funds — Dedicated child-care licensing surveyors
§ 199.8996 Reports on child-care program activity
§ 199.900 Training programs authorized — Research assignment — Classification — Compensation — Contract
§ 199.990 Penalties

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 199 - Protective Services for Children - Adoption

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Adoption worker: means an employee of the cabinet so designated by the secretary for health and family services, a social worker employed by a county or city who has been approved by the cabinet to handle, under its supervision, adoption placement services to children, or a social worker employed by or under contract to a child-placing adoption agency. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Adult adopted person: means any adopted person who is twenty-one (21)
    years of age or older. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • any other state: includes any state, territory, outlying possession, the District of Columbia, and any foreign government or country. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Biennium: means the two (2) year period commencing on July 1 in each even- numbered year and ending on June 30 in the ensuing even-numbered year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Cabinet: means the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Child: means any person who has not reached his eighteenth birthday. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Child-caring facility: means any institution or group home, including institutions and group homes that are publicly operated, providing residential care on a twenty-four (24) hour basis to children, not related by blood, adoption, or marriage to the person maintaining the facility, other than an institution or group home certified by an appropriate agency as operated primarily for educational or medical purposes, or a residential program operated or contracted by the Department of Juvenile Justice that maintains accreditation, or obtains accreditation within two (2) years of opening from a nationally recognized accrediting organization. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Child-placing agency: means any agency licensed by the cabinet, which supervises the placement of children in foster family homes or child-caring facilities, or which places children for adoption. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department for Community Based Services. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Directors: when applied to corporations, includes managers or trustees. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Fictive kin: means an individual who is not related by birth, adoption, or marriage to a child, but who has an emotionally significant relationship with the child, or an emotionally significant relationship with a biological parent, siblings, or half-siblings of the child in the case of a child from birth to twelve (12) months of age, prior to placement. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • 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.
  • Foreign: when applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Foster family home: means a private home in which children are placed for foster family care under supervision of the cabinet or of a licensed child-placing agency. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Group home: means a homelike facility, excluding Department of Juvenile Justice-operated or -contracted facilities, for not more than eight (8) foster children, not adjacent to or part of an institutional campus, operated by a sponsoring agency for children who may participate in community activities and use community resources. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • 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.
  • Institution: means a child-caring facility providing care or maintenance for nine
    (9) or more children. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Partnership: includes both general and limited partnerships. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Placement services: means those social services customarily provided by a licensed child-placing or a public agency, which are necessary for the arrangement and placement of children in foster family homes, child-placing
    facilities, or adoptive homes. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • public funds: means sums actually received in cash or negotiable instruments from all sources unless otherwise described by any state agency, state- owned corporation, university, department, cabinet, fiduciary for the benefit of any form of state organization, authority, board, bureau, interstate compact, commission, committee, conference, council, office, or any other form of organization whether or not the money has ever been paid into the Treasury and whether or not the money is still in the Treasury if the money is controlled by any form of state organization, except for those funds the management of which is to be reported to the Legislative Research Commission pursuant to KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Rap back system: means a system that enables an authorized entity to receive ongoing status notifications of any criminal history from the Department of Kentucky State Police or the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported on an individual whose fingerprints are registered in the system, upon approval and implementation of the system. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Registered mail: means any governmental, commercial, or electronic method of delivery that allows a document or package to have:
    (a) Its chain of custody recorded in a register to enable its location to be tracked. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Secretary: means the secretary for health and family services. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Voluntary and informed consent: means that at the time of the execution of the consent, the consenting person was fully informed of the legal effect of the consent, that the consenting person was not given or promised anything of value except those expenses allowable under KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 199.011
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010