Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Definitions
Chapter 3 Powers and Duties
Chapter 4 Small Quantity Generator Requirements
Chapter 5 Large Quantity Generator Requirements
Chapter 6 Medical Waste Haulers
Chapter 7 Medical Waste Treatment Facility Permits
Chapter 8 Treatment
Chapter 9 Containment and Storage
Chapter 9.5 Trauma Scene Waste Management
Chapter 10 Enforcement
Chapter 11 Suspension or Revocation

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 104 > Part 14

  • Account: means either of the two accounts created under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Alcohol: means any form or derivative of ethyl alcohol (ethanol). See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Alcohol concentration: means either grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal: means a written statement independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associated equipment: means any of the following, excluding radio equipment:

    California Insurance Code 1140

  • Association: means the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association created pursuant to Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authorized: when used in the context of assessments, means authorized by a resolution of the board of directors. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Authorized assessment: means an assessment, to be called immediately or in the future from member insurers for a specified amount, that is authorized by a resolution of the board of directors. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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.
  • bathing: means a person floating, swimming, wading, or bodysurfing, with or without the use of a flotation device, including, but not limited to, floating upon or with the aid of a surfboard, paddle board, surfmat, innertube, life preserver, or air mattress, except a flotation device which is designed to be propelled by sail, mechanical means, power, oars, or paddle. See California Insurance Code 1140.1
  • Benefit plan: means a specific employee, union, or association of natural persons benefit plan. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Boat: means any vessel that is any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1140

  • Business: means any lawful activity, except a farm operation, conducted for any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1064.5

  • Called: when used in the context of assessments, means required by notice to be paid by member insurers. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Carrier: means the insurance company, nonprofit hospital service corporation, or other entity responsible for the payment of benefits or provision of services under a policy. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chemical test: means a test that analyzes an individual's breath, blood, or urine for evidence of drug or alcohol use. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19480
  • City: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.6
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Education Code 25022.5
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consent: means agreement to administrative supervision by the insurer. See California Insurance Code 1077
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17389
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 1915
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19428
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19479
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.5
  • Covered policy: means a policy or contract or portion of a policy or contract for which coverage is provided under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Boating and Waterways. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of Boating and Waterways. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • Disability income insurance: means insurance against loss of occupational earning capacity arising from injury, sickness, or disablement, and includes insurance which provides benefits for overhead expenses of a business or profession when the insured becomes disabled. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Discontinuance: shall mean the termination of a policy or the termination of coverage between an entire employer unit under a group disability policy, group nonprofit hospital service contract or self-insured welfare benefit plan, and does not refer to the termination of any agreement between any individual member under a contract and the disability insurer, nonprofit hospital service contract or self-insured welfare benefit plan. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32031
  • Drug: means any substance or combination of substances other than alcohol that could so affect the nervous system, brain, or muscles of a person as to impair to an appreciable degree his or her ability to operate a vessel in the manner that an ordinarily prudent person, in full possession of his or her faculties, using reasonable care, would operate a similar vessel under like conditions. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employee: means all agents, employees, and members of unions or associations to whom benefits are provided under a policy. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • 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
  • Exceeded its powers: means any of the following conditions:

    California Insurance Code 1077

  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extension of benefits: means the continuation of coverage under a particular benefit provided under a policy following discontinuance with respect to an employee or dependent who is totally disabled on the date of discontinuance. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • 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.
  • Farm operation: means any activity conducted solely or primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities, including timber, for sale or home use, and customarily producing these products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Foreign: means not organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32032
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Genetic characteristics: means any scientifically or medically identifiable gene or chromosome, or alteration thereof, that is known to be a cause of a disease or disorder, or that is determined to be associated with a statistically increased risk of development of a disease or disorder, and that is presently not associated with any symptoms of any disease or disorder. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer which, after the effective date of this article, is not an insolvent insurer, and is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer that, after October 1, 1990, is placed under an order of liquidation by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Insurance broker: means a person who, for compensation and on behalf of another person, transacts insurance other than life, disability, or health with, but not on behalf of, an insurer. See California Education Code 32060
  • Insurer: means and includes every person engaged as indemnitor, surety, or contractor in the business of entering into contracts of life or disability insurance or of annuities. See California Insurance Code 1077
  • Kiting: Writing a check in an amount that will overdraw the account but making up the deficiency by depositing another check on another bank. For example, mailing a check for the mortgage when your checking account has insufficient funds to cover the check, but counting on receiving and depositing your paycheck before the mortgage company presents the check for payment. Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • licensee: means an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person who is required to be licensed by the department. See California Education Code 32080
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life or disability income insurer: means an insurer licensed to transact life insurance or disability income insurance in this state or a fraternal benefit society licensed in this state. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1140

  • Member insurer: means any insurer licensed or which holds a certificate of authority to transact in this state any kind of insurance for which coverage is provided under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Mortgage: includes a trust deed, "mortgagor" includes a trustor under such trust deed, "mortgagee" includes a beneficiary under such trust deed, or a trustee exercising powers or performing duties granted to or imposed upon him thereunder, and "lien" in respect to real or personal property includes a charge or incumbrance arising out of a trust deed. See California Education Code 32034
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motorboat: means any vessel propelled by machinery, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion, but shall not include a vessel that has a valid marine document issued by the United States Coast Guard or any federal agency successor thereto. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 25020
  • 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.
  • Operator: means the person on board who is steering the vessel while underway. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: is a person having all the incidents of ownership, including the legal title, of a vessel whether or not that person lends, rents, or pledges the vessel. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Passenger: means every person carried on board a vessel other than any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1140

  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 25022
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17389
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or association. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other entity, but does not include the United States, the state, or a municipality or subdivision thereof. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19426
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19500
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental body or entity, or voluntary organization. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17389
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal watercraft: means a vessel 13 feet in length or less, propelled by machinery, that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Policy: means any group insurance policy, group hospital service contract or other plan, contract or policy subject to the provisions of this article. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Policy: means (1) a life insurance policy or a disability income insurance policy delivered in this state, or (2) a certificate of life insurance benefits or disability income insurance benefits, issued under a group life or disability income insurance policy and delivered in this state by a life or disability income insurer or a fraternal benefits society, regardless of the location of the group master policy. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premium: means the consideration payable to the carrier. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Premiums: means amounts or considerations, by whatever name called, received on covered policies or contracts less returned premiums, considerations, and deposits and less dividends and experience credits. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: signifies a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See California Education Code 17389
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Education Code 19431
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See California Education Code 17389
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public entity: includes the state, the Regents of the University of California, a county, city, city and county, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state or any entity acting on behalf of these agencies when acquiring real property, or any interest therein, in any city or county for public use, and any person who has the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public use: means a use for which real property may be acquired by eminent domain. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • qualified: means one of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1104.3

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receivership court: means the court in the insolvent or impaired insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of the insurer. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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
  • Recreational vessel: means a vessel that is being used only for pleasure. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • 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.
  • Replacement coverage: means the benefits provided by a succeeding carrier. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Resident: means residing in this State, "nonresident" means not residing in this State. See California Education Code 32040
  • Resident: means a person to whom a contractual obligation is owed and who resides in this state on the date of entry of a court order that determines a member insurer to be an impaired insurer or a court order that determines a member insurer to be an insolvent insurer. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 19477
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 25018.1
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 32033
  • State: means a state of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19510
  • State: means a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a United States possession, territory, or protectorate. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Structured settlement annuity: means an annuity purchased in order to fund periodic payments for a plaintiff or other claimant in payment for, or with respect to, personal injury suffered by the plaintiff or other claimant. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unallocated annuity contract: means an annuity contract or group annuity certificate which is not issued to and owned by an individual, except to the extent of any annuity benefits guaranteed to an individual by an insurer under the contract or certificate. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Use: means operate, navigate, or employ. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Vessel: includes every description of a watercraft or other artificial contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, except either of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1140

  • Vessel: includes ships of all kinds, steamboats, steamships, canal boats, barges, sailing vessels, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place for the transportation of merchandise or persons. See California Education Code 19511
  • Waters of this state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state. See California Insurance Code 1140
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer. See California Education Code 17389
  • Writing: includes printing and typewriting. See California Education Code 17389