1. “Child” means an unemancipated individual who is under eighteen years of age.
2. “Compensation” means wages or other remuneration paid in exchange for care of a child. The term does not include reimbursement of expenses for care of the child, including
payment for food, clothing, and medical expenses.
4. “Custody” means physical custody, legal custody, or both. The term includes joint custody or shared custody.
5. “Harm to a child” means significant adverse effect on a child's physical, emotional, or psychological
6. “Legal custody” means the right to make significant decisions regarding a child, including decisions
regarding a child's education, health care, and scheduled activity.
7. “Nonparent” means an individual other than a parent of the child, including a grandparent, sibling,
or stepparent of the child.
8. “Parent” means an individual recognized as a parent under law of this state other than this
9. “Person” means an individual, estate, business or nonprofit entity, public corporation, government
or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or other legal entity.
10. “Physical custody” means living with a child and exercising day-to-day care of the child.
11. “Record” means information inscribed on a tangible medium, or stored in an electronic or
other medium, and is retrievable in perceivable form.
12. “State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United
States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction
of the United States. The term includes a federally recognized Indian tribe.
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