Chapter 50 DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH; BOARD OF TRUSTEES 22-50-1 – 22-50-91
Chapter 51 REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES 22-51-1 – 22-51-14
Chapter 52 COMMITMENT, DISCHARGE AND TRANSFER OF PERSONS IN STATE INSTITUTIONS 22-52-1.1 – 22-52-93
Chapter 53 SUPPORT OF PERSONS IN STATE MENTAL INSTITUTIONS 22-53-1 – 22-53-26
Chapter 54 ALABAMA SECURITY MEDICAL FACILITY 22-54-1 – 22-54-5
Chapter 55 INTERSTATE COMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH 22-55-1 – 22-55-4
Chapter 56 MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS’ RIGHTS ACT 22-56-1 – 22-56-10
Chapter 57 AUTISM SUPPORT ACT 22-57-1 – 22-57-20

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 22 > Title 2

  • Account: means any deposit or credit account with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft, or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit;

    (2) "Afternoon" means the period of a day between noon and midnight;

    (3) "Banking day" means the part of a day on which a bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions;

    (4) "Clearing house" means an association of banks or other payors regularly clearing items;

    (5) "Customer" means a person having an account with a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank;

    (6) "Documentary draft" means a draft to be presented for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities (Section 7-8-102) or instructions for uncertificated securities (Section 7-8-308), or other certificates, statements, or the like are to be received by the drawee or other payor before acceptance or payment of the draft;

    (7) "Draft" means a draft as defined in Section 7-3-104 or an item, other than an instrument, that is an order;

    (8) "Drawee" means a person ordered in a draft to make payment;

    (9) "Item" means an instrument or a promise or order to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. See Alabama Code 7-4-104

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • alea: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • APPROPRIATED FUNDS: Net TVA payments to the extent such payments are pledged and appropriated to the authority pursuant to Section 41-10-550. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation and, in the case of a corporation existing on January 1, 1981, its certificate of incorporation, including any amended certificate, and also include, except where the context otherwise requires, articles of merger. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • association: The Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • authority: The public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • AUTHORITY GUARANTY: An agreement of the authority pursuant to which the payment of debt service referable to bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a development agency is guaranteed by the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • AUTHORITY OBLIGATIONS: Bonds of the authority and authority guaranties. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • AUTHORITY-GUARANTEED OBLIGATIONS: Bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a development agency that are issued solely for the purpose in financing a project and that are guaranteed, in whole or in part, by an authority guaranty. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic or foreign business corporation is authorized to issue. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT: Amendment No. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • blind person: means a natural person who has no vision or whose vision with correcting glasses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential, or who has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose central visual acuity is more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting glasses but whose peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. See Alabama Code 1-1-3
  • board: The Alabama Prescription Cost Initiative Board created by Section 36-35-4 to administer the program. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • bonds: The bonds issued under the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • bonds: Bonds of the authority issued for any authorized purpose. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • business: A commercial or industrial establishment such as a store or factory, including any endeavor engaged in the buying or selling of commodities or services or involving a trade or the patronage of customers. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • CAPACITY TO PROCEED OR CONTINUE TO TRIAL: Whether or not a defendant accused of a crime:

    a. See Alabama Code 22-52-30

  • carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975, as amended. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • commission: The Coosa County Commission or other governing body of the county. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • commissioner: Commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH OFFICER: A person who acts as a liaison between law enforcement and the general public, and who is regularly employed by a municipality within the county or regularly employed by the county commission or any public body or agency, including the state Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • consumer: A person who receives or uses mental health services. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • cooperative: A business entity functioning on a cooperative basis that distributes its income to a particular member in proportion with that member's use of the cooperative on a patronage basis. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • costs: When used with reference to or in connection with any public facility or any portion thereof, include all or any part of the cost of acquiring, constructing, altering, enlarging, extending, reconstructing, or remodeling such public facility, including the cost of all lands, structures, real or personal property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements, permits, licenses, and interests acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to such public facility, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring land to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery, equipment, furniture, furnishings, and fixtures acquired or used for, in connection with or with respect to such public facility, the cost of architectural, engineering, financial, and legal services incurred in connection with the acquisition or construction of all or any part of such public facility and the financing thereof, including the expenses of preparing plans, specifications, surveys, and studies to determine the financial or engineering feasibility of such public facility, the cost of selling bonds, notes, warrants, or other debt instruments issued to finance such public facility or to refund debt previously incurred for such purpose, including underwriters' commissions and discounts, printing costs, fees of rating services, fees and disbursements of attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and other consultants, fees and disbursements of trustees and escrow agents, and other incidental expenses, the costs of insurance, letters of credit or other third party commitments for the payment of such bonds, notes, warrants, or other debt instruments obtained in order to enhance the marketability thereof, capitalized interest on money borrowed to pay the costs of such public facility prior to, during and for a period of not exceeding six months following the estimated completion of the acquisition or construction of such public facility, amounts used to fund reserves for the payment of debt service, repair and replacement costs and operating expenses, and such other expenses as may be incident to the acquisition, construction, and financing of such public facility and the placement thereof in operation. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • county: Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • county: A county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • county: Any county in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • court: Every court and judge having jurisdiction in a case. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Any information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reflecting the result of an arrest, detention, or initiation of a criminal proceeding by criminal justice agencies, including, but not limited to, arrest record information, fingerprint cards, correctional induction and release information, identifiable descriptions, and notations of arrests, detention, indictments, or other formal charges. See Alabama Code 22-50-90
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES: Federal, state, local, and tribal public agencies that perform substantial activities or planning for activities relating to the identification, apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, or rehabilitation of civil, traffic, and criminal offenders. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION: Data necessary for criminal justice agencies to perform their duties and enforce existing law. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • DEBT SERVICE: The principal of and interest (and premium, if any) on an obligation (including, without limitation, any principal required to be paid prior to its stated maturity) and any ongoing trustee or paying agent fees or fees of providers of credit enhancement or liquidity facilities. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delivery order: means a record that contains an order to deliver goods directed to a warehouse, carrier, or other person that in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • department: Any department, agency, office, or program administered by the state for which the board or director has negotiated, or entered an agreement with a pharmacy benefits manager or cooperative to negotiate, a prescription drug rebate, or discount. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • department: Any volunteer fire department with which the Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments may enter into agreements with respect to providing fire protection, fire prevention, and related services and facilities within the county. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • department: The Alabama Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • department: The Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • dependents: The spouse and dependent children, as defined by the rules and regulations of the respective boards, of a retired employee who are covered by either the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan pursuant to Chapter 25A of Title 16, as amended from time to time, or the State Employees' Health Insurance Plan pursuant to Chapter 29 of this title, as amended from time to time. See Alabama Code 36-36-3
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • DESIGNATED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility other than a state mental health facility designated by the State Department of Mental Health to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention or treatment pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • DESIGNATED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility other than a state mental health facility designated by the state Department of Mental Health to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention, or treatment pursuant to the commitment process. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: A county, municipality, or industrial development authority organized under Chapter 92A of Title 11; an industrial development board organized under Article 4, Chapter 54 of Title 11, or the State Industrial Development Authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • DIRECT CARE PROVIDER: A psychiatrist, medical doctor, psychologist, social worker, community service specialist, therapist, nurse, mental health worker, foster care provider, police officer, and any other employee or person who has direct contact with the clients and patients served by the Alabama Department of Mental Health pursuant to a contract with the department. See Alabama Code 22-50-90
  • director: An individual who serves on the board of directors, by whatever name known, of a foreign or domestic corporation. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • directors: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Incentives Financing Authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • district: A fire fighting district established by the Coosa County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • dwelling: Any occupied or unoccupied building, structure, or other improvement to real property used or expected to be used as a dwelling for one or more persons, including, specifically, but not limited to, the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02

  • employee: Any person who is a participant in either the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan pursuant to Chapter 25A of Title 16, as amended from time to time, or the State Employees' Health Insurance Plan pursuant to Chapter 29 of this title, as amended from time to time, and satisfies the definition of an employee under Section 16-25A-1(1) or Section 36-29-1(3), as amended from time to time. See Alabama Code 36-36-3
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: An executive director employed by the board to administer this chapter and the program. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • facility: Any state-owned or state-operated hospital or other facility, whether currently operating or to be operated in the future, utilized for the diagnosis, care, treatment, training or hospitalization of persons who are mentally ill or who are believed to be mentally ill and any other appropriate facility within the State of Alabama approved for such purpose by the Department of Mental Health, excluding those general hospitals owned by a state educational institution which is a public corporation organized under the acts of the Legislature of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FAMILY MEMBER: A person within the immediate family or a legal guardian of a mental health consumer. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS: (i) Direct general obligations of the United States of America or (ii) obligations the payment of the principal of and interest on which is unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the United States of America. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • FINANCED PROPERTY: All property whether real, personal, or mixed, the costs of which were or are to be paid or reimbursed in whole or in part with the proceeds of bonds of the authority or the proceeds of authority-guaranteed obligations. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • FINANCING AGREEMENT: Any loan, lease, agreement, grant agreement, financing agreement, credit agreement, security agreement, mortgage, indenture, guaranty agreement, or other type of agreement entered into by the authority in connection with the incurring of authority obligations. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • FIRE PROTECTION FEE: A fee for fire protection and emergency medical services levied by the commission pursuant to the authorizing amendment and this part. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • FISCAL YEAR: The fiscal year of the state as may from time to time be provided by law. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • fund: The "County Government Capital Improvement Fund. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • FUND CAPITAL: All assets of the "fund. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • FUNDING AGREEMENT: An agreement between the state and the authority under which the state shall agree to make funds available to the authority to be used for the payment, or to enhance the payment, of debt service on bonds issued by the authority; provided (i) such agreement shall have an initial term from the date of execution thereof through the September 30 immediately succeeding the date of execution, and shall be subject to renewal, at the sole option of the state, for successive terms of twelve (12) months each, each such term to coincide with the fiscal year of the state beginning on October 1 and continuing until and including the next succeeding September 30, and (ii) any obligation on the part of the state to pay amounts required to be paid during any fiscal year of the state under such agreement shall constitute a limited obligation of the state payable solely out of the revenues and receipts appropriated to and received by the state during the fiscal year of the state during which any such amount is to be payable. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Goods: means all things that are movable at the time of identification to the lease contract, or are fixtures (Section 7-2A-309), but the term does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like, including oil and gas, before extraction. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY: Any department of the State of Alabama; any county government or municipal government; any school system, college, or university; or any public authority. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • grantee: A county, municipality or local industrial development board organized as a public corporation in this state, or an airport authority organized as a public corporation in this state pursuant to Chapter 3 of Title 4, or whether created by general, special or local laws, or general acts of local application, if such authority governs an airport operated by a county and at least one municipality therein jointly, to which a grant of money is made as provided in Section 41-10-26. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • individual: A natural person and the estate of an incompetent or deceased natural person. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • INDUSTRIAL OR RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: Any trade or business described in 1987 Standard Industrial Classification Major Groups 20 to 39, inclusive, 50 and 51, Industrial Group Number 737, and Industry Numbers 8731, 8733, and 8734, as set forth in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual published by the United States Government Office of Management and Budget, and includes such trades and businesses as may be hereafter reclassified in any subsequent publication of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • INDUSTRIAL SITES: Land owned by a grantee or potential grantee on which industrial facilities have been or will be constructed for sale or lease to an individual, private association or private corporation. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • INPATIENT TREATMENT: Treatment being provided to a person at a state mental health facility or a designated mental health facility which has been specifically designated by the department for inpatient treatment. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT: Court ordered mental health services in either an outpatient or inpatient setting. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The judge of probate of the county in which a domestic entity is required or permitted to deliver a filing instrument for filing pursuant to this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The Judge of Probate of Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: A policeman regularly employed by a municipality within the county or a sheriff or deputy sheriff regularly employed by the county. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Lease: means a transfer of the right to possession and use of goods for a term in return for consideration, but a sale, including a sale on approval or a sale or return, or retention or creation of a security interest is not a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lease agreement: means the bargain, with respect to the lease, of the lessor and the lessee in fact as found in their language or by implication from other circumstances including course of dealing or usage of trade or course of performance as provided in this article. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lease contract: means the total legal obligation that results from the lease agreement as affected by this article and any other applicable rules of law. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lessee: means a person who acquires the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Lessor: means a person who transfers the right to possession and use of goods under a lease. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • MAINTENANCE FUND: A fund established by resolution of the directors for the purpose of holding amounts directed by resolution of the authority to be maintained and used to pay the costs and expenses of acquiring, operating, and maintaining any project or other property owned, acquired or operated by the authority and to pay any other costs, expenses or obligations of the authority. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • manufacturer: A manufacturer of prescription drugs as defined in 42 U. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Services designed to treat or deal with persons with mental illness. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • MENTAL ILLNESS: A psychiatric disorder of thought or mood, or both, which significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • MENTAL ILLNESS: A psychiatric disorder of thought and/or mood which significantly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • merger: The combination of one or more domestic entities with one or more domestic entities or non-code organizations resulting in:

    (A) one or more surviving domestic entities or non-code organizations;

    (B) the creation of one or more new domestic entities or non-code organizations, or one or more surviving domestic entities or non-code organizations; or

    (C) one or more surviving domestic entities or non-code organizations and the creation of one or more new domestic entities or non-code organizations. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03

  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • NET TVA PAYMENTS: With respect to any fiscal year of the state, the in-lieu-of-taxes payments made by the Tennessee Valley Authority to and retained by the state during such fiscal year after distributions made pursuant to Section 40-28-2 and after compliance with Section 41-9-783. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • NOMINAL TRANSFEREE: Any person to whom a grantee transfers one or more industrial sites or any part of any thereof for less than fair market value and any person who derives title to such industrial sites or any part of any thereof through such a transferee. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • non compos mentis: include all persons of unsound mind. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • offense: Any act that is a felony, misdemeanor, state violation, municipal ordinance violation, or violation, or an act of delinquency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • officer: An individual elected, appointed, or designated as an officer of an entity by the entity's governing authority or under the entity's governing documents. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • OUTPATIENT TREATMENT: Treatment being provided to a person in a nonresidential setting and who is not admitted for 24-hour-a-day care. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owner: A person owning one or more dwellings or businesses. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • PARTICIPATING RETAIL PHARMACY: A retail pharmacy or other business licensed to dispense prescription drugs in this state that participates in state employee health insurance plans. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a private firm, a private association, a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, includes a private firm, a private association, a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county, or an agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • PLEDGED FUNDS: When used with reference to any warrants issued by any county pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, any taxes, revenues, or other funds pledged pursuant to Section 11-28-3 for the payment of the principal of and interest on such warrants, irrespective of whether such warrants constitute general obligations of such county or limited obligations payable solely from the taxes, revenues, or other funds so pledged. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • PREPARATION OF INDUSTRIAL SITES: The grading and draining of industrial sites and the means of access thereto. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • PRESCRIPTION DRUG BUYING GROUP: Entities formed to enable retail pharmacies to aggregate their buying power in negotiating discounts and/or rebates on the purchase of pharmaceutical products from the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, including, but not limited to, cooperatives and pharmacy benefits managers. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • Present value: means the amount as of a date certain of one or more sums payable in the future, discounted to the date certain. See Alabama Code 7-2A-103
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • program: The Alabama Prescription Cost Initiative Program established by this chapter relating to supplemental drug rebates, and negotiated pricing of drugs. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • program: A program for providing mental health services. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • project: Any land, building, or other improvement, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary or useful in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, that are or are to be located in the state and that have been or are to be acquired, constructed, expanded, or installed for use (i) by an industrial or research enterprise, (ii) by a manufacturing, aviation or transportation enterprise, (iii) by any enterprise engaged in manufacturing, processing, cultivating or assembling any agricultural or manufactured product, (iv) as a training facility, or (v) by any entity in promoting economic development or the recruitment of industrial, research, manufacturing, aviation or transportation prospects to the state. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • PROJECT COSTS: All costs and expenses incurred by the authority or any person in connection with the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipping of a project, including, without limitation, any of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 41-10-541

  • property: Includes all property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest therein. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • provider: Any agency, corporation, or individual who provides inpatient, residential or outpatient mental health services to a consumer or consumers, provided that this chapter shall only apply to physicians licensed to practice medicine to the extent that medical services to individuals covered by the chapter must be provided in accordance with established standards of medical care. See Alabama Code 22-56-2
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • PUBLIC FACILITIES: When used with reference to or in connection with any county, any or all of the following facilities which such county may at any time have been or be authorized to acquire, by construction, purchase, or otherwise, pursuant to any laws other than this chapter, or facilities that a municipality may have been or be authorized to acquire, including all land and all easements and other rights or interests in land necessary or desirable for such facilities:

    a. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1

  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST: An unincorporated trust or association in which property is acquired, held, managed, administered, controlled, invested, or disposed of for the benefit and profit of any person who may become shareholder or an entity that otherwise complies with the provisions of 26 U. See Alabama Code 10-13-2
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • REFUNDABLE DEBT: With respect to any county, (i) any debt of such county evidenced by warrants issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and (ii) any valid debt of such county that is evidenced by bonds, notes, warrants or other instruments issued pursuant to laws other than this chapter and that was initially incurred to pay the costs of public facilities or to refund debt that, through one or more prior refundings, was initially incurred to pay the costs of public facilities. See Alabama Code 11-28-1.1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • RESERVE FUND: Any fund or account established by the authority in which moneys are placed in reserve to be used to pay the principal of or interest on bonds issued by the authority in the event funds pledged for the payment of debt service on such bonds are insufficient to timely satisfy the payment requirements. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • respondent: A person for which a petition for commitment to mental health services has been filed. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • REVENUE COMMISSIONER: The Revenue Commissioner of Coosa County. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • sbi: The State Bureau of Investigation. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under Section 10A-2-8. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • secretary: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • share: A transferable unit of beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10-13-2
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • shareholder: The holder of a transferable unit of beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust. See Alabama Code 10-13-2
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-20
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 36-36-3
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-19-141.02
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility operated by the state Department of Mental Health and designated by the commissioner to have beds available to receive persons for evaluation, examination, admission, detention, or treatment for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this article. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • STATE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: The public corporation created pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 10 of this title, as amended. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: A mental health facility operated by the Alabama State Department of Mental Health. See Alabama Code 22-52-1.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: The superintendent or director of Bryce Hospital located in Tuscaloosa County, the superintendent or director of Searcy Hospital located in Mobile County or the superintendent or director of any such facility as defined in subdivision (4) of this section. See Alabama Code 22-52-30
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • TRAINING FACILITY: Any facility to be used for the purpose of providing vocational, technical, or other training for employees or prospective employees of any industry for the manufacturing, processing, cultivating, or assembling of any agricultural or manufactured product. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • TRAINING FACILITY MANAGEMENT FEES: Fees payable to any person as compensation for managing a training facility under a management agreement entered into pursuant to Section 41-10-551, including payments to be made to reimburse such person for the costs of operating and maintaining a training facility. See Alabama Code 41-10-541
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • TRUST FUND: "The Alabama Trust Fund" created by Amendment Number 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • TRUST INCOME: The net income received by the state, subsequent to the transfer of the initial trust capital by the State Treasurer to the board of trustees of the trust fund, from the investment and reinvestment of all assets of the trust fund, determined in accordance with the provisions of Amendment Number 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. See Alabama Code 11-29-3
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • trusts: The separate trusts to be created by the state, on the one hand, as the grantor, and members of the State Employees' Insurance Board or the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Board, on the other hand, as trustees of the respective trusts, pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 36-36-3
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • USER AGENCY: Any agency or entity that subscribes to, accesses, or views any ALEA information system or service provided under the authority of this article. See Alabama Code 41-9-590
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Alabama Code 10A-2-1.40
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • wholesaler: A business licensed pursuant to state law to distribute prescription drugs in this state. See Alabama Code 36-35-2
  • WITHIN THE COUNTY: A place within the boundaries of the county. See Alabama Code 22-52-90
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1