Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 14.1
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

R.I. Gen. Laws 15-14.1-4

 15-14.1-4.  Application to Indian tribes.

(a) A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the "Indian Child Welfare Act," 25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq., is not subject to this chapter to the extent that it is governed by the "Indian Child Welfare Act."

(b) A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this chapter.

(c) A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this chapter must be recognized and enforced under this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 2003, ch. 307, 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 322, 2.