Utah Admin. Code R512-500-2 - Definitions
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(1) "Abuse" is defined in Section 78A-6-105.
(2) "Child" is defined in Section 62A-4a-101.
(3) "Child and Family Services" means the Division of Child and Family Services, Department of Human Services.
(4) "Child and Family Team" has the same meaning as defined in Rule R512-301.
(5) "Friend" means an adult the child knows and is comfortable with, other than a non-custodial parent or relative as defined in Section 78A-6-307. A friend who is not licensed as a foster parent and who is designated a preference for care of a child by a parent or guardian or the child, if the child is of sufficient maturity to articulate his or her wishes, and in accordance with Section 62A-4a-209, must be willing to become a licensed foster parent.
(6) "Kinship caregiver" means a non-custodial parent, relative, or friend as defined in this section, who is selected for placement and care of a child in Child and Family Services custody. This may be a married couple, a single adult, or a relative who may be cohabiting.
(7) "Neglect" is defined in Section 78A-6-105.
(8) "Non-custodial parent" is a natural parent as defined in Section 78A-6-307 who is a biological or adoptive mother, an adoptive father, or a biological father who was married to the child's biological mother at the time the child was conceived or born, or who has had paternity established, who has not been granted legal custody of the child.
(9) "Non-relative" is defined in Section 62A-4a-209.
(10) "Preliminary Placement" means an out-of-home placement with a non-custodial parent, relative, or with a friend who is either a licensed foster parent or is willing to become a licensed foster parent, which is referred to in statute as an emergency placement with a non-custodial parent or relative as authorized in Section 62A-4a-209 or a post-shelter hearing placement with a non-custodial parent, relative, or friend as authorized in Section 78A-6-307.5.
(11) "Relative" is defined in Section 78A-6-307 as the child's "grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, great-aunt, uncle, great-uncle, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepparent, first cousin, stepsibling, sibling of the child, a first cousin of the child's parent, or an adult who is an adoptive parent of the child's sibling." For a Native American child, relative also includes "extended family members" as defined by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 USC 1903, which is "by the law or custom of the Native American child's tribe or, in the absence of such law or custom, shall be a person who has reached the age of eighteen and who is the Native American child's grandparent, aunt, or uncle, brother or sister, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, niece or nephew, first or second cousin, or stepparent."
(12) "Severe type of child abuse or neglect" is defined in Section 62A-4a-1002.
(13) "Sibling" is defined as a child who has the same biological parent or adoptive parent as the child.
(14) "Substantiated" is defined in Section 62A-4a-101.
(15) "Supported" is defined in Section 62A-4a-101.