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  454.600.  Definitions. — As used in sections 454.600 to 454.645, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Court", any circuit court establishing a support obligation pursuant to an action under this chapter, chapter 210, chapter 211 or chapter 452;

  (2)  "Director", the director of the family support division of the department of social services;

  (3)  "Division", the family support division of the department of social services;

  (4)  "Employer", any individual, organization, agency, business or corporation hiring an obligor for pay;

  (5)  "Health benefit plan", any benefit plan or combination of plans providing medical or dental care or benefits through insurance or otherwise, including but not limited to, health service corporations, as defined in section 354.010; prepaid dental plans, as defined in section 354.700; health maintenance organization plans, as defined in section 354.400; and self-insurance plans, to the extent allowed by federal law;

  (6)  "Minor child", a child for whom a support obligation exists under law;

  (7)  "Obligee", a person to whom a duty of support is owed or a person, including any division of the department of social services, who has commenced a proceeding for enforcement of an alleged duty of support or for registration of a support order, regardless of whether the person to whom a duty of support is owed is a recipient of public assistance;

  (8)  "Obligor", a person owing a duty of support or against whom a proceeding for the enforcement of a duty of support or registration of a support order is commenced;

  (9)  "IV-D case", a case in which support rights have been assigned to the state of Missouri pursuant to section 208.040, or in which the family support division is providing support enforcement services pursuant to section 454.425.


(L. 1993 S.B. 253 § 3, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision, A.L. 2019 H.B. 397)

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