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Georgia State Code
Title      19
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Title 19, Chapter 14, Section 2 (19-14-2)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Child" means a person under 18 years of age.

(2) "Child abuse" means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, which harm occurs or is threatened through nonaccidental physical or mental injury or the commission of a crime involving physical or sexual abuse of a child.

(3) "Commission" means the State Children's Trust Fund Commission created in Code Section 19-14-3.

(4) "Neglect" means harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare which occurs through negligent treatment, including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care.

(5) "Prevention program" means a system of direct provision of child abuse and neglect prevention services to a child, parent, or guardian and may include research or educational programs related to prevention of child abuse and neglect.

(6) "Trust fund" means the State Children's Trust Fund established in Code Section 19-14-20.

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