Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 The Children’s Hospital Program
Chapter 3 Fiscal Provisions

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 1 > Part 6 - CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOND ACT OF 2004

  • Agent or broker: means a person or entity licensed under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1621) of Part 2 of Division 1. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Assessment roll: refers to the assessment roll upon which general taxes of the entity are collected. See California Health and Safety Code 5470
  • At large: means the election of members of the board of directors all of whom are elected by the voters of the entire district. See California Government Code 61002
  • Auditor: means the financial officer of the entity. See California Health and Safety Code 5470
  • Authority: means the California Health Facilities Financing Authority established pursuant to Section 15431 of the Government Code. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • 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.
  • Benefit plan design: means a specific health coverage product issued by a carrier to small employers, to trustees of associations that include small employers, or to individuals if the coverage is offered through employment or sponsored by an employer. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of a district that establishes policies for the operation of the district. See California Government Code 61002
  • Board of supervisors: as used in this part , means the board of supervisors of the county in which the greatest portion of the area of the district, is situated at the time of the filing of the petition for formation, unless another meaning is specified. See California Health and Safety Code 6408
  • Building: includes each of the following:

    California Education Code 17400

  • Carrier: means any disability insurance company or any other entity that writes, issues, or administers health benefit plans that cover the employees of small employers, regardless of the situs of the contract or master policyholder. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the legislative body or secretary of the entity. See California Health and Safety Code 5470
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Insurance Code 20
  • Committee: means the Children's Hospital Bond Act Finance Committee created pursuant to Section 1179. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 14
  • Creditable coverage: means :

    California Insurance Code 10755

  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Dependent: means the spouse or registered domestic partner, or child, of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health benefit plan covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (t). See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • District: as used in this part , means a district formed pursuant to this part or pursuant to any law which it supersedes. See California Health and Safety Code 6400
  • district: means the Isla Vista Community Services District formed pursuant to this part. See California Government Code 61250
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Insurance Code 26
  • Eligible employee: means either of the following:

    California Insurance Code 10755

  • Enrollee: means an eligible employee or dependent who receives health coverage through the program from a participating carrier. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Entity: means and includes counties, cities and counties, cities, sanitary districts, county sanitation districts, county service areas, sewer maintenance districts, and other public corporations and districts authorized to acquire, construct, maintain and operate sanitary sewers and sewerage systems. See California Health and Safety Code 5470
  • Fund: means the Children's Hospital Fund created pursuant to Section 1179. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • 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
  • Grandfathered health benefit plan: means a health benefit plan that constitutes a grandfathered health plan. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Grandfathered health plan: has the meaning set forth in Section 1251 of PPACA. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Grant: means the distribution of money in the fund by the authority to children's hospitals for projects pursuant to this part. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • Guaranteed association: means a nonprofit organization comprised of a group of individuals or employers who associate based solely on participation in a specified profession or industry, accepting for membership any individual or employer meeting its membership criteria which (1) includes one or more small employers as defined in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (q), (2) does not condition membership directly or indirectly on the health or claims history of any person, (3) uses membership dues solely for and in consideration of the membership and membership benefits, except that the amount of the dues shall not depend on whether the member applies for or purchases insurance offered by the association, (4) is organized and maintained in good faith for purposes unrelated to insurance, (5) has been in active existence on January 1, 1992, and for at least five years prior to that date, (6) has been offering health insurance to its members for at least five years prior to January 1, 1992, (7) has a constitution and bylaws, or other analogous governing documents that provide for election of the governing board of the association by its members, (8) offers any benefit plan design that is purchased to all individual members and employer members in this state, (9) includes any member choosing to enroll in the benefit plan design offered to the association provided that the member has agreed to make the required premium payments, and (10) covers at least 1,000 persons with the carrier with which it contracts. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Health benefit plan: means a policy or contract written or administered by a carrier that arranges or provides health care benefits for the covered eligible employees of a small employer and their dependents. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • In force business: means an existing health benefit plan issued by the carrier to a small employer. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • 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
  • Late enrollee: means an eligible employee or dependent who has declined health coverage under a health benefit plan offered by a small employer at the time of the initial enrollment period provided under the terms of the health benefit plan and who subsequently requests enrollment in a health benefit plan of that small employer, provided that the initial enrollment period shall be a period of at least 30 days. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • lease or agreement: shall include a lease-purchase agreement. See California Education Code 17401
  • local public entity: means any public entity except a state agency covered by Section 11007. See California Government Code 989
  • mayor: includes president of the legislative body. See California Government Code 34002
  • 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.
  • Nongrandfathered health benefit plan: means a health benefit plan that is not a grandfathered health plan. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • person: includes any individual, partnership, firm, association, or corporation. See California Business and Professions Code 17506
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Insurance Code 19
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See California Commercial Code 1201
  • 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.
  • PPACA: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), and any rules, regulations, or guidance issued thereunder. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Preexisting condition provision: means a policy provision that excludes coverage for charges or expenses incurred during a specified period following the insured's effective date of coverage, as to a condition for which medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended or received during a specified period immediately preceding the effective date of coverage. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Program: means the Children's Hospital Program established pursuant to this part. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • Project: means constructing, expanding, remodeling, renovating, furnishing, equipping, financing, or refinancing of a children's hospital to be financed or refinanced with funds provided in whole or in part pursuant to this part. See California Health and Safety Code 1179.11
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Rating period: means the period for which premium rates established by a carrier are in effect and shall be no less than 12 months from the date of issuance or renewal of the health benefit plan. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Registered domestic partner: means a person who has established a domestic partnership as described in Section 297 of the Family Code. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Risk adjusted employee risk rate: means the rate determined for an eligible employee of a small employer in a particular risk category after applying the risk adjustment factor. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Risk adjustment factor: means the percent adjustment to be applied equally to each standard employee risk rate for a particular small employer, based upon any expected deviations from standard claims. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • Risk category: means the following characteristics of an eligible employee: age, geographic region, and family size of the employee, plus the benefit plan design selected by the small employer. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • 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.
  • Site: includes one or more sites, and also may include any building or buildings located or to be located on a site. See California Education Code 17400
  • Small employer: means either of the following:

    California Insurance Code 10755

  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Insurance Code 12.2
  • Standard employee risk rate: means the rate applicable to an eligible employee in a particular risk category in a small employer group. See California Insurance Code 10755
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Insurance Code 28
  • Tax collector: means the officer who collects general taxes for the entity. See California Health and Safety Code 5470
  • 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.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Waiting period: means a period that is required to pass with respect to the employee before the employee is eligible to be covered for benefits under the terms of the contract. See California Insurance Code 10755