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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:—

''Authorizing party'', a parent, legal guardian or legal custodian who authorizes a caregiver to act under a caregiver authorization affidavit.

''Caregiver'', an adult with whom a minor resides.

''Caregiver authorization affidavit'', an affidavit prepared pursuant to this chapter that authorizes a designated caregiver to act relative to a minor's education and health care.

''Parental rights and responsibilities'', rights and responsibilities of a parent, legal guardian or legal custodian under state or federal law or court order.