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CHAPTER 2.  CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF FAMILY

Art. 1351.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(1)  "Child" means a person under the age of eighteen or an eighteen year old who is a full-time student in a secondary school and who is dependent on either parent.

(2)  "Criminal neglect of family" means the desertion or intentional nonsupport by a spouse of his or her spouse who is in destitute or necessitous circumstances or by either parent of his minor child who is in destitute or necessitous circumstances.

(3)  "Department" means the Department of Children and Family Services.

(4)  "Spouse" shall mean a husband or wife.

(5)  "FITAP" means the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program.

(6)  "Applicable payee" means the spouse, the tutor or custodian of the child, the court-approved fiduciary of the spouse or child, or the department in a FITAP case or in a non-FITAP case in which the department is rendering services as designated by the court to be the payee.

Acts 1993, No. 442, §2, eff. June 9, 1993.



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