Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 2 > Chapter 3.9
- 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.
- County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19958
- department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
- 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.
- Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
- Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Education Code 19961
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.