2017 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 2 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 8 - General Provisions
Subchapter 1 - Court-Ordered Investigations or Studies
§ 9-8-101. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 9-8-101 (2017)
  • As used in this subchapter:
    • (1) "Child" means a person under eighteen (18) years of age;
    • (2) "Division" means the Division of Children and Family Services of the Department of Human Services;
    • (3) "Investigation" means the process of obtaining a home study, home report, home assessment, home evaluation, or marital study;
    • (4) "Licensed social worker" means a social worker authorized to perform home studies or supervised visits under the Social Work Licensing Act, § 17-103-101 et seq.;
    • (5) "Regulations" means regulations promulgated by the division for the purpose of implementing this subchapter pursuant to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.;
    • (6) "Study" means home study, home report, home assessment, home evaluation, or marital study; and
    • (7) "Supervision" means periodic visitation to the home or school or other places for monitoring or observation to determine a child's situation or condition or to regulate or facilitate visitation and may include court appearances to provide testimony on the visitation.
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