Nebraska Revised Statute 71-1926

Chapter 71


Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Children's Residential Facilities and Placing Licensure Act:

(1) Care means the provision of room and board and the exercise of concern and responsibility for the safety and welfare of children on a twenty-four-hour-per-day basis in settings that serve as the out-of-home placement for children;

(2) Child means a minor less than nineteen years of age;

(3) Child-placing agency means any person other than the parent or legal guardian of a child that receives the child for placement and places or arranges for the placement of a child in a foster family home, adoptive home, residential child-caring agency, or independent living;

(4) Department means the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services;

(5) Director means the Director of Public Health of the Division of Public Health;

(6) Person includes bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations; and

(7) Residential child-caring agency means a person that provides care for four or more children and that is not a foster family home as defined in section 71-1901.

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