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  • 146 In this Part and section 247:
  • “child” includes a person who is 19 years of age or older and unable, because of illness, disability or another reason, to obtain the necessaries of life or withdraw from the charge of the person’s parents or guardians;
  • “guardian” does not include a guardian
  • (a) who is not a parent, and
  • (b) whose only parental responsibility is respecting the child’s legal and financial interests;
  • “parent” includes a stepparent, if the stepparent has a duty to provide for the child under section 147(4);
  • “stepparent” means a person who is a spouse of the child’s parent and lived with the child’s parent and the child during the child’s life.

2011-25-146, effective March 18, 2013 (B.C. Reg. 131/2012); 2023-10-249.