Sections
Subchapter I Congenital Disabilities Surveillance, Registration and Treatment Program 201 – 206
Subchapter II Infants And Toddlers Early Intervention Program 210 – 218
Subchapter III Autism Surveillance and Registration 221 – 226

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 16 > Chapter 2

  • Affiliation period: means a period of time not to exceed 2 months (3 months for late enrollees) during which a health maintenance organization does not collect premium and coverage issued is not effective. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Autism: means any structural or biochemical abnormality, regardless of cause, diagnosed at any time before or after birth, that requires medical or surgical intervention or that interferes with normal growth or development. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • Bank: means any bank or bank and trust company organized under this title or any other law or laws of this State, any depository institution organized under the authority of the United States and having its principal place of business in this State and any foreign bank agency. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 941
  • Basic property insurance: means insurance against direct loss to any property caused by perils as defined and limited in the standard fire policy and extended coverage endorsement as filed with the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 4103
  • Borrower: means any corporation, partnership, association, government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, individual or other entity. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 941
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 4103
  • 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.
  • Congenital disability: means any structural or biochemical abnormality, regardless of cause, diagnosed at any time before or after birth, that requires medical or surgical intervention or that interferes with normal growth or development. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Credit device: means any card, check, identification code or other means of identification contemplated by the agreement governing the plan. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 941
  • Creditable coverage: means , with respect to an individual, health benefits or coverage provided under any of the following:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572

  • 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. 202
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. 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.
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212

  • Eligible children: means infants and toddlers from birth through 36 months of age who need early intervention services because they are:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Federal infants and toddlers program: means the program established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, codified in pertinent part at 20 U. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Health benefit plan: means any hospital or medical policy or certificate, major medical expense insurance policy or certificate, any hospital or medical service plan contract, health maintenance organization or health service corporation subscriber contract or any other similar health contract subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572
  • Health status-related factor: means any of the following factors:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572

  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Inspection bureau: means any organization designated by the Commissioner to make inspections to determine the insurability and conditions of the properties where basic property insurance is sought. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 4103
  • Large employer: means any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association that is actively engaged in business that, on at least 50 percent of its working days during the preceding calendar quarter, employed more than 50 eligible employees, as defined in § 7202 of this title, the majority of whom were employed within this State. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Outstanding unpaid indebtedness: means on any day an amount not in excess of the total amount of purchases and loans charged to the borrower's account under the plan which is outstanding and unpaid at the end of the day, after adding the aggregate amount of any new purchases and loans charged to the account as of that day and deducting the aggregate amount of any payments and credits applied to that indebtedness as of that day and, if the agreement providing the plan so provides, may include the amount of any periodic interest, interest charges and other charges permitted by this subchapter, including late or delinquency charges, which have accrued in the account and which are unpaid at the end of the day. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 941
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: means a plan contemplating the extension of credit under an account governed by an agreement between a bank and a borrower pursuant to which:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 941

  • Premiums written: means gross direct premiums charged on all policies of basic property insurance and the basic property insurance premium components of all multiperil policies, less return premiums, dividends paid or credited to policyholders and the unabsorbed portion of premium deposits. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 4103
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified property: means all real and tangible personal property at fixed locations, whether or not subject to exposure from an external hazard located on property not owned or controlled by the prospective insured, and whether or not subject to exposure from riot hazard which:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 4103

  • Registry: means a central data bank containing collected, classified, coded and stored data relating to congenital disabilities in children under age 5. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Registry: means a central data bank containing collected, classified, coded and stored data relating to autism in children. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surveillance: means the process of identifying and investigating congenital disabilities in children under age 5. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Surveillance: means the process of identifying and investigating autism in children. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Under age: means an age of less than 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Waiting period: means , with respect to a group health plan and an individual who is a potential participant or beneficiary in the plan, the period that must pass with respect to the individual before the individual is eligible for benefits under the terms of the plan. See Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 3572