Arkansas Code Title 20. Public Health and Welfare § 20-18-701. Definitions

As used in this subchapter:

(1) “Child” means a person under eighteen (18) years of age for whom paternity has not been established;

(2) “Court” means a court in this state or another state or territory of the United States of competent subject matter jurisdiction;

(3) “Department” means the Department of Health;

(4) “Father” means the biological male parent of a child;

(5) “Putative father” means any man not legally presumed or adjudicated to be the biological father of a child but who claims or is alleged to be the father of the child;

(6) “Registrant” means a person who has registered pursuant to this subchapter and who is claiming to be the father of a child;

(7) “Registry” means the Putative Father Registry;  and

(8) “Regulations” means regulations promulgated by the department for the purpose of implementing this subchapter.


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