§ 1623 Interstate compact for the placement of children; purpose
§ 1624 Definitions
§ 1625 Compact applicability
§ 1626 Jurisdiction
§ 1627 Placement evaluation
§ 1628 Placement authority
§ 1629 Placing agency responsibility
§ 1630 Interstate commission for the placement of children
§ 1631 Powers and duties of the Interstate Commission
§ 1632 Organization and operation of the Interstate Commission
§ 1633 Rulemaking functions of the Interstate Commission
§ 1634 Oversight, dispute resolution, enforcement
§ 1635 Financing of the commission
§ 1636 Member states; effective date; amendment
§ 1637 Withdrawal and dissolution
§ 1638 Severability and construction
§ 1639 Binding effect of compact and other laws
§ 1640 Indian tribes
§ 1641 Rulemaking authority; effect of rules
§ 1642 Financial responsibility for children
§ 1643 Authority to enter into agreements; approval of state treasurer

Terms Used In Louisiana Codes > Children's Code > Title XVI > Chapter 2-A - Interstate Compact for the 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Approved placement: means the public child placing agency in the receiving state has determined that the placement is both safe and suitable for the child. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Assessment: is a pplicable only to a placement by a public child placing agency. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained the age of eighteen. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Default: means the failure of a member state to perform the obligations or responsibilities imposed upon it by the compact, the bylaws, or rules of the Interstate Commission. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Home study: means an evaluation of a home environment conducted in accordance with the applicable requirements of the state in which the home is located, and documenting the preparation and the suitability of the placement resource for placement of a child in accordance with the laws and requirements of the state in which the home is located. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • 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
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians recognized as eligible for services provided to Indians by the Secretary of the Interior because of their status as Indians, including any Alaskan native village as defined in Section 3(C) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 43 U. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: means the power and authority of a court to hear and decide matters. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Member state: means a state that has enacted the compact. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Noncustodial parent: means a person who, at the time of the commencement of court proceedings in the sending state, does not have sole legal custody of the child or has joint legal custody of a child, and who is not the subject of allegations or findings of child abuse or neglect. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Notice of residential placement: means information regarding a placement into a residential facility provided to the receiving state including, but not limited to the name, date and place of birth of the child, the identity and address of the parent or legal guardian, evidence of authority to make the placement, and the name and address of the facility in which the child will be placed. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Placement: means the act by a public or private child placing agency intended to arrange for the care or custody of a child in another state. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • 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.
  • Private child placing agency: means any private corporation, agency, foundation, institution, or charitable organization, or any private person or attorney that facilitates, causes, or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another and that is not an instrumentality of the state or acting under state law. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provisional placement: means a determination made by the public child placing agency in the receiving state that the proposed placement is safe and suitable, and, to the extent allowable, the receiving state has temporarily waived its standards or requirements otherwise applicable to prospective foster or adoptive parents so as to not delay the placement. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Public child placing agency: means any government child welfare agency or child protection agency or a private entity under contract with such an agency, regardless of whether they act on behalf of a state, county, municipality or other governmental unit and which facilitates, causes, or is involved in the placement of a child from one state to another. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Receiving state: means the state to which a child is sent, brought, or caused to be sent or brought. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Relative: means someone who is related to the child as a parent, stepparent, sibling by half or whole blood or by adoption, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or first cousin or a nonrelative with such significant ties to the child that they may be regarded as relatives as determined by the court in the sending state. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Residential facility: means a facility providing a level of care that is sufficient to substitute for parental responsibility or foster care, and is beyond what is needed for assessment or treatment of an acute condition. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Rule: means a written directive, mandate, standard, or principle issued by the Interstate Commission promulgated pursuant to this Chapter that is of general applicability and that implements, interprets, or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Sending state: means the state from which the placement of a child is initiated. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas Islands, and any other territory of the United States. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • State court: means a judicial body of a state that is vested by law with responsibility for adjudicating cases involving abuse, neglect, deprivation, delinquency or status offenses of individuals who have not attained the age of eighteen. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supervision: means monitoring provided by the receiving state once a child has been placed in a receiving state pursuant to the compact. See Louisiana Children's Code 1624
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.