Section 98 a. Scope of the provisions in this chapter

The provisions of this chapter apply to persons under 18 years of age (minors) who apply for protection and who are in the country without parents or other persons with parental responsibility. The same applies when the persons who have parental responsibility are no longer able to exercise that responsibility for the minor.
The provisions of this chapter apply correspondingly to unaccompanied minors who apply for a limited residence permit under special arrangements for persons who are assumed to be victims of human trafficking under section 38.
The Guardianship Act with related regulations, and provisions on guardians in other legislation, apply insofar as they are relevant.