Subchapter I General Provisions 101 – 111
Subchapter II Powers and Duties Generally; Regulations and Orders 121 – 140A
Subchapter III Pathological and Bacteriological Laboratory 141 – 145
Subchapter IV Emily P. Bissell Hospital 151 – 157
Subchapter V Child Welfare Services; Indigent Children With Physical Disabilities 161 – 167
Subchapter VII Optometric Clinics 181 – 183
Subchapter VIII Warnings to Pregnant Women 190
Subchapter IX Healthy Mothers and Children 195 – 196

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 16 > Chapter 1

  • Abuse: means the occurrence of 1 or more of the following acts between family members, current or former household members, or current or former intimate partners:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3552

  • Actuary: means a person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3323A
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Claim: means a request from a pharmacy or pharmacist to be reimbursed for the cost of filling or refilling a prescription for a drug or for providing a medical supply or device. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • Commissioner: shall mean the Commissioner of Insurance of this State. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3552
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • 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 Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Public Health, or such persons as may be designated by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the Division of Public Health. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Emergency: means a situation that will result in loss of life, limb or organ function. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3335A
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insurance contract: shall mean any contract of insurance, indemnity, medical or hospital service, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance or intended for issuance by any person. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3552
  • Insured: means an individual covered by health insurance offered by an insurer. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3331A
  • Insurer: means any person, firm, association or corporation duly licensed in this State as an insurance company pursuant to Chapter 17 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3323A
  • 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
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Limited license: means the authority of a person or entity authorized to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of vehicles pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3503
  • List: means the list of drugs for which a pharmacy benefit manager has established a maximum allowable cost. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Maximum allowable cost: means the maximum amount that a pharmacy benefit manager will reimburse a pharmacist or pharmacy for the cost of a multi-sourced drug. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • minor child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • 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.
  • Network providers: means those pharmacists and pharmacies who provide covered health-care services or supplies to an insured or a member pursuant to a contract with an insurer or pharmacy benefits manager. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • 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.
  • Occupant: means a person or the person's sublesee, successor, or assign entitled to the use of a storage space or spaces at a self-service storage facility, to the exclusion of others. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3517
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means the owner, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a self-service storage facility, his or her agent or any other person authorized by him or her to manage the facility or to receive rent from an occupant under a rental agreement. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3517
  • Person: shall mean any individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society and other legal entity engaged in the business of insurance, including agents, brokers and adjusters. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3552
  • Personal property: means movable property that is not affixed to land and includes but is not limited to all of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3517

  • Pharmacist: means as defined in § 2502 of Title 24. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3331A
  • Pharmacy: has the meaning given that term in § 2502 of Title 24. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • Pharmacy: means as defined in § 2502 of Title 24. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3331A
  • Pharmacy benefit manager: has the meaning given in § 3302A of this title. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3321A
  • Pharmacy benefit manager: has the meaning given in § 3302A of this title. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3335A
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prior authorization: means a requirement by a carrier or health insurance plan that providers submit a request or other prior notification to the carrier for evaluation of appropriateness of the request or if the prescription is medically necessary before treatment is rendered. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3335A
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rental agreement: means any written agreement setting forth the terms and conditions governing the use of a vehicle provided by the rental company for rental or lease. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3503
  • Rental company: means any person or entity in the business of providing primarily motor vehicles to the public under a rental agreement for a rental period not to exceed 90 days. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3503
  • rental vehicle: means a motor vehicle of the private passenger type including passenger vans, minivans and sport utility vehicles, and of the cargo type, including cargo vans, pickup trucks with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds and which do not require the operator to possess a commercial driver's license. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3503
  • Renter: means any person obtaining the use of a vehicle from a rental company under the terms of a rental agreement for a rental period not to exceed 90 days. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3503
  • 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.
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • savings bank: as used in this chapter , refers to a corporation organized under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 1601
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services or such persons as may be designated by the Secretary. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Self-service storage facility: means any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants who are to have access to such for the purpose of storing and removing personal property. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3517
  • Self-service storage producer: means an owner who is licensed under this section. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3517
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subsidiaries: shall include , in addition to those such corporations where the insurer owns a majority of their stock, those corporations formed or acquired by an insurer where it owns less than a majority of such corporation's voting stock due to the laws of a foreign national which require the insurer to own less than a majority of the voting stock of such subsidiary insurance corporation if it is to operate in that nation. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3303
  • Substitute: means as defined in § 2502 of Title 24. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3331A
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307