§ 38-9D-1 Short title
§ 38-9D-2 Definitions
§ 38-9D-3 Alabama Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
§ 38-9D-4 Powers and duties
§ 38-9D-5 Role of Department of Senior Services
§ 38-9D-6 Implementation of chapter
§ 38-9D-7 Sunset provision

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 38 > Chapter 9D - Elder Abuse Prevention Act

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the State Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1