Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 728

  • Caretaker: means any person providing a residence for the child or any person legally obligated to provide or secure adequate care for the child, including a parent, tutor, guardian, or legal custodian. See Louisiana Children's Code 728
  • Child: means a person under eighteen years of age who, prior to proceedings under this Title, has not been judicially emancipated or emancipated by marriage. See Louisiana Children's Code 728
  • 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.

            As used in this Title:

            (1) “Caretaker” means any person providing a residence for the child or any person legally obligated to provide or secure adequate care for the child, including a parent, tutor, guardian, or legal custodian.

            (2) “Child” means a person under eighteen years of age who, prior to proceedings under this Title, has not been judicially emancipated or emancipated by marriage.

            (3) “Runaway” means the continued absence of the child from the home of his caretaker without the caretaker’s consent.

            (3.1) Repealed by Acts 2004, No. 484, §3.

            (4) “Sexually exploited child” means any person under the age of eighteen who has been subject to sexual exploitation because the person either:

            (a) Is a victim of trafficking of children for sexual purposes under R.S. 14:46.3.

            (b) Is a victim of child sex trafficking under 18 U.S.C. 1591.

            (5) “Truant” means the repeated or habitual unauthorized absence or tardiness of a child from school pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 17:233 by a child who is subject to the compulsory attendance laws of this state.

            (6) “Ungovernable” means the child’s habitual disregard of the lawful and reasonable demands of his caretakers and that the child is beyond their control.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §7; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 1313, §1; Acts 2004, No. 484, §3; Acts 2009, No. 305, §3; Acts 2013, No. 429, §3, eff. June 24, 2013; Acts 2017, No. 362, §1.