Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 722 > Act 422 of 1984 - Foster Care Review Boards
- 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.
- Child care organization: means a child caring institution or a child placing agency as defined in section 1 of Act No. See Michigan Laws 722.131
- Foster care: means care provided to a child on a 24-hour basis either by a child care organization or by a person or organization appointed by the juvenile division of the probate court, either temporarily or permanently, to provide court supervised child care, pursuant to any of the following:
(i) An order of the juvenile division of the probate court if the court acquired jurisdiction over the child pursuant to section 2(b)(1) or (2) of chapter XIIA of Act No. See Michigan Laws 722.131
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. Interested party: means any of the following:
(i) A biological parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Michigan Laws 722.131
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. Local board: means a local foster care review board created under section 4. See Michigan Laws 722.131 person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l Probate: Proving a will state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o State board program: means the state foster care review board program created in section 2. See Michigan Laws 722.131