Sections
§ 601 Scope
§ 602 Requirements for genetic testing
§ 603 Court order for testing
§ 604 Genetic testing results
§ 605 Report of genetic testing
§ 606 Admissibility of results of genetic testing
§ 607 Additional genetic testing
§ 608 Consequences of declining genetic testing
§ 609 Adjudication of parentage based on genetic testing
§ 610 Costs of genetic testing
§ 611 Genetic testing when specimens not available
§ 612 Deceased person
§ 613 Identical sibling
§ 614 Confidentiality of genetic testing
§ 615 Authority to deny requested order for genetic testing or admission of test results
§ 616 Precluding establishment of parentage by perpetrator of sexual assault

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 15C > Chapter 6

  • Acknowledged parent: means a person who has established a parent-child relationship under chapter 3 of this title. See
  • Adjudicated parent: means a person who has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a parent of a child. See
  • Adult education and literacy: means a program of public education adapted to the needs of persons who are beyond compulsory school age, and who have not completed high school education. See
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alleged genetic parent: means a person who is alleged to be, or alleges that the person is, a genetic parent or possible genetic parent of a child whose parentage has not been adjudicated. See
  • 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.
  • Approved independent school: means an independent school that is approved under section 166 of this title. See
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • between: as used in this title in respect to a specified age of a student, shall mean the period of time commencing on the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age first specified and ending on the day next preceding the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age last specified. See
  • biennially: shall mean the year in which a regular session of the General Assembly is held. See
  • Birth: includes stillbirth. See
  • Bullying: means any overt act or combination of acts, including an act conducted by electronic means, directed against a student by another student or group of students and that:

  • Child: means a person of any age whose parentage may be determined under this title. See
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Donor: means a person who contributes a gamete or gametes or an embryo or embryos to another person for assisted reproduction or gestation, whether or not for consideration. See
  • Elementary education: means a program of public school education adapted to the needs of students in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and the first six grades. See
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • gender identity: means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity, or gender-related characteristics intrinsically related to an individual's gender or gender-identity, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth. See
  • 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.
  • Harassment: includes conduct that violates subdivision (A) of this subdivision (26) and constitutes one or more of the following:

  • Hazing: means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution; and that is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of a student. See
  • Home study program: means an educational program offered through home study that provides a minimum course of study and that is offered to not more than:

  • Independent school: means a school other than a public school, which provides a program of elementary or secondary education, or both. See
  • independent school meeting education quality standards: means an independent school in Vermont that undergoes the education quality standards process and meets the requirements of subsection 165(b) of this title. See
  • Intended parent: means a person, whether married or unmarried, who manifests the intent to be legally bound as a parent of a child resulting from assisted reproduction or a gestational carrier agreement. See
  • Kindergarten: means an educational program for children of one year adapted to the needs of students who will attend first grade the following year. See
  • Month: shall mean a calendar month and "year" shall mean a calendar year and be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See
  • 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.
  • Parent: means a person who has established parentage that meets the requirements of this title. See
  • Parentage: means the legal relationship between a child and a parent as established under this title. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presumed parent: means a person who is recognized as the parent of a child under section 401 of this title. See
  • Public school: means an elementary school or secondary school operated by a school district. See
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • 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.
  • School: means a public postsecondary school operating in the State. See
  • School board: means the board of school directors elected to manage the schools of a school district, the prudential committee of an incorporated school district, the supervisory union board of directors, and the supervisors of unorganized towns and gores. See
  • School district: means town school districts, union school districts, interstate school districts, city school districts, unified union districts, and incorporated school districts, each of which is governed by a publicly elected board. See
  • School year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending the next June 30. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Education. See
  • Sexual assault: shall include sexual assault as provided in 13 V. See
  • Sexual exploitation: shall include sexual exploitation of an inmate as provided in 13 V. See
  • sexual orientation: means female or male homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education established by chapter 3 of this title. See
  • State-placed student: means :

  • Superintendent: means the chief executive officer of a supervisory union and each school board within it. See
  • Supervisory union: means an administrative, planning, and educational service unit created by the State Board under section 261 of this title, that consists of two or more school districts; if the context clearly allows, the term also means a supervisory district. See
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Town: shall include city and wards or precincts therein; "selectboard members" and "board of civil authority" shall extend to and include the mayor and aldermen of cities; "trustees" shall extend to and include bailiffs of incorporated villages; and the laws applicable to the inhabitants and officers of towns shall be applicable to the inhabitants and similar officers of all municipal corporations. See
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.