Title 5. Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. - Chapter 14. Chief Medical Examiner. - § 5-1401. Definitions.


Published: 2012

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§ 5-1401. Definitions.

  • Current through October 23, 2012

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.

                                

(Oct. 19, 2000, D.C. Law 13-172, § 2902, 47 DCR 6308; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 13, 59 DCR 5567.)

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-169, in par. (3), substituted "intellectual disability" for "mental retardation".

Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary (90 day) addition of applicability provision, see § 2920 of the Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-438, October 20, 2000, 47 DCR 8740).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 2902 of the Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-438, October 20, 2000, 47 DCR 8740).

Legislative History of Laws

Law 13-172, the "Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Support Act of 2000," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-679, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 18, 2000, and June 6, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 26, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-375 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-172 became effective on October 19, 2000.

For history of Law 19-169, see notes under § 4-114.

Miscellaneous Notes

Autopsies of Deceased Clients of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Administration, see Mayor's Order 2004-76, May 13, 2004 (51 DCR 5278).

Autopsies of Deceased Consumers of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration, see Mayor's Order 2006-123, September 28, 2006 (53 DCR 9314).