Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1401. Definitions.

*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "CME" means the Chief Medical Examiner within the OCME.

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

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

(2A) "OCME" means the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

(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.