Code of the District of Columbia

§ 16–2382. Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Agency having responsibility for the child” means the Mayor or his or her designee.

(2) “Guardianship order” means the court document that establishes the permanent guardianship and enumerates the permanent guardian’s rights and responsibilities concerning the care, custody, and control of the child.

(3) “Health care” includes, but is not limited to, ordinary and emergency medical, dental, psychological, psychiatric, and mental health care and treatment.

(4) “Permanent guardian” means an individual or individuals designated by the court pursuant to this subchapter.

(b) Except when inconsistent with this subchapter, the terms found in this subchapter shall be given the same definition as provided in section 16-2301.