Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1401(Perm). Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “District” means the District of Columbia.

(2) “Legal custody” includes imprisonment, jail, or detention.

(3) “Ward” means any person in the official custody of the District government, on a temporary or permanent basis, because of neglect, abuse, mental illness or intellectual disability.