2012 New York Consolidated Laws
SOS - Social Services
Article 6 - CHILDREN
458-A - Definitions.

NY Soc Serv L § 458-A (2012) What's This?
    § 458-a. Definitions. As used in this title:
    1. "Child" shall mean a person under the age of twenty-one years whose
  custody,  care  and  custody,  or  custody  and  guardianship  have been
  committed  to  a  social  services  official  prior  to  such   person's
  eighteenth  birthday  pursuant  to  section three hundred fifty-eight-a,
  three hundred eighty-four, three hundred eighty-four-a or three  hundred
  eighty-four-b  of  this  chapter or article three, seven, ten or 10-C of
  the family court act.
    2. "Applicable board rate" shall mean an amount equal to  the  monthly
  payment  that has been made by a social services official, in accordance
  with section three hundred ninety-eight-a  of  this  article  and  other
  provisions  of  this chapter, for the care and maintenance of the child,
  while such child was boarded out in the  approved  or  certified  foster
  family  boarding  home with the prospective relative guardian. Such rate
  shall reflect annual changes  in  room  and  board  rates  and  clothing
  replacement allowances.
    3.  "Prospective relative guardian" shall mean a person or persons who
  is related to the child through blood, marriage,  or  adoption  who  has
  been caring for the child as a fully certified or approved foster parent
  for  at  least  six  consecutive  months  prior  to applying for kinship
  guardianship assistance payments.
    4. "Relative  guardian"  shall  mean  a  person  or  persons  who  was
  appointed,  as  a  guardian  or  permanent  guardian  for  a child after
  entering into an agreement with  a  social  services  official  for  the
  receipt of payments and services in accordance with this title.
    5.  "Social  services  official"  shall  mean a county commissioner of
  social services, a city commissioner of social services,  or  an  Indian
  tribe  with which the office of children and family services has entered
  into an agreement to provide foster care  services  in  accordance  with
  subdivision two of section thirty-nine of this chapter.

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