1. In this act, unless the context indicates a different meaning,
(a) “Comité” means the Comité de la protection de la jeunesse established under this act;
(b) “director” means the director of youth protection in a social service centre;
(c) “child” means a person under eighteen years of age;
(d) “body” means any body established under a law of Québec principally dealing with the defence of the rights, the promotion of the interests and the improvement of the living conditions of children and any institution giving instruction at the elementary, secondary or college level;
(e) “parents” means the father and mother of the child, or, as the case may be, the father or the mother having defacto or legal custody of the child, or, in their absence of failing them, the tutor or the defacto guardian of the child or, in the case where the child is married, his or her spouse;
(f) “regulation” means any regulation made under this act by the Government;
(g) “Court” , or in Divisions II and III of Chapter V, “Youth Court” , means the Youth Court established by the Courts of Justice Act (chapter T-16);
(h) “security unit” means any architecturally restrictive place located in a reception centre where, by the appropriate staff, rehabilitation services are furnished with a view to the reintegration of the child into society, and where special internal rules and measures designed to restrict the child’s movements are applied for his own benefit and the protection of society.
The expressions “reception centre” , “social service centre” , “hospital centre” , “local community service centre” , “regional council” , “establishment” and “foster family” have the same meaning as they have in the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-5).
In this act, the word “clerk” , wherever it appears, includes the assistant clerk.