Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
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.
Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
Contract holder: means a person who enters into a life care contract with a provider or who is designated, in a life care contract, to be a person provided with services in the person's private residence with the right to future access to services, board and lodging in a facility. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
Entrance fee: means an initial or deferred transfer to a provider of a sum of money or property, made or promised to be made by a person entering into a life care contract, which assures a resident or contract holder of services pursuant to a life care contract. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
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.
Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
Insured: means any person covered under an insurance contract or other evidence of insurance coverage subject to regulation under title 20. See Arizona Laws 6-1401
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
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
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.
Life care contract: means a contract to provide to a person for the duration of such person's life or for a term in excess of one year nursing services, medical services or health-related services, as defined in section 36-401, in addition to board and lodging for such person in a facility or services in the person's private residence with the right to future access to services, board and lodging in a facility, conditioned upon the transfer of an entrance fee to the provider of such services in addition to or in lieu of the payment of regular periodic charges for the care and services involved. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Living unit: means an apartment, room or other area within a facility set aside for the exclusive use of one or more identified residents. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Manager: means a corporation, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, or any other unincorporated organization which is contracted with to manage the residential section or health related section, or both, of a life care facility. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
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.
Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
Permit: means a permit to enter into life care contracts issued by the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
Premium finance agreement: means a written agreement by which an insured or prospective insured agrees to pay to a premium finance company the amount advanced or to be advanced under the written agreement to an insurance producer in payment of premiums of an insurance contract together with interest or discount and a service charge as authorized and limited by this article. See Arizona Laws 6-1401
Premium finance company: means a person engaged in whole or in part in the business of financing insurance premiums, entering into premium finance agreements with insureds or otherwise acquiring premium finance agreements from insurance producers or other premium finance companies. See Arizona Laws 6-1401
Promoter: means the primary person who is employed to consult or to promote the establishment of a life care facility. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
Provider: means a person who provides services pursuant to a life care contract. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
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.
Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
Resident: means a person who enters into a life care contract with a provider or who is designated, in a life care contract, to be a person provided with services, board and lodging in a living unit or at a facility. See Arizona Laws 20-1801
Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.