§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.