§386-2 Definitions relating to family relationships. "Brother" or "sister" includes a half brother or half sister, a stepbrother or stepsister, and a brother or sister by adoption.
"Child" includes a posthumous child, adopted child, stepchild, child born to parents not married to each other, and hanai child acknowledged prior to the personal injury.
"Grandchild" includes a child of an adopted child and a child of a stepchild, but does not include a stepchild of a child.
"Grandparent" includes a parent of a parent by adoption, but does not include a parent of a stepparent, a stepparent of a parent, or a stepparent of a stepparent.
"Parent" includes a stepparent or a parent by adoption. [L 1963, c 116, pt of §1; Supp, §97-2; HRS §386-2; am L 1982, c 193, §1; am L 1997, c 52, §1]
Definitions rearranged pursuant to §23G-15.
Attorney General Opinions
Prior to 1982 amendment, benefits under workers' compensation law did not extend to hanai children. Att. Gen. Op. 93-1.
Construed. 31 H. 814 (1931).