§49-2-9. Unsupervised foster homes -- Generally.
Any family home, not under the supervision of the state
department of welfare or of a child welfare agency, in which one or
more neglected children under the care of the state department of
welfare and under eighteen years of age, separated from parents or
guardian and not related by blood or marriage to the person
maintaining the home, are received, cared for and maintained for
compensation, or otherwise, shall be considered an unsupervised
foster home. No person shall conduct an unsupervised foster home
without a certificate from the state department.