Sections
§ 2501 Definitions 16
§ 2502 Right of self-determination 16
§ 2503 Advance health-care directives 16
§ 2504 Revocation of advance health-care directive 16
§ 2505 Optional form 16
§ 2506 Decisions by guardian 16
§ 2507 Surrogates 16
§ 2508 Obligations of health-care provider 16
§ 2509 Health-care information 16
§ 2510 Immunities 16
§ 2511 Safeguards 16
§ 2512 Assumptions and presumptions 16
§ 2513 Penalties 16
§ 2514 Capacity 16
§ 2515 Accommodation 16
§ 2516 Effect of copy 16
§ 2517 Recognition of advance directives executed in other states 16
§ 2518 Effect on prior declarations and directives 16
§ 2519 Health-care institutions and guardianships for nonacute patients 16

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 16 > Chapter 25 - Health-Care Decisions

  • adult person: means a person of the age of 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Ballot: means those portions of cardboard, paper or other material to be placed within the ballot frames of a voting machine or to be used for absentee voting in order to list the names of the offices to be voted for, the name of each candidate and the designation of the party by which the candidate is nominated, a space for the voter to write in the name of any candidate of that voter's choice for any office, and the statement of any question submitted with provision for a "yes" or "no" vote. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Board: means that body of individuals appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve or who otherwise serve as the State Board of Elections in accordance with Chapter 2 of this title, and are, as such, vested with the responsibility and power to see to the administration of the election laws of this State as more particularly defined in this title. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Candidate: means a person who seeks nomination for or election to public office, or who has taken action necessary under the law to qualify for nomination or election under the laws of the State, or has authorized the solicitation of any contribution or the making of any expenditure in that person's behalf. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Candidate committee: means each political committee formed on behalf of a candidate for public office. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Cash: includes currency, money orders, travelers checks and other negotiable instruments that do not disclose on their face the true name of the contributor. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Chapter: includes , in addition to the provisions of this chapter, the rules and regulations made by the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commissioner: means the State Election Commissioner, or the designee of the Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Contribution: means any advance, deposit, gift, expenditure or transfer, of money or any other thing of value, to or for the benefit of any candidate or political committee involved in an election, including without limitation any:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the State Department of Elections, consisting of the State Board of Elections and such staff as the Board shall appoint under this title, but shall not include the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Election: means the action by qualified voters of the State either to nominate by vote a candidate for public office or to select a candidate to fill a public office, whether in a primary, general or special election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Election period: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • Electioneering communication: means a communication by any individual or other person (other than a candidate committee or a political party) that:

    1. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • 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
  • Expenditure: means any payment made or debt incurred, by or on behalf of a candidate or political committee, or to assist in the election of any candidate or in connection with any election campaign. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • 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.
  • general election: shall include any annual election for 1 or more members of a school board pursuant to § 1072(c) of Title 14. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Independent expenditure: means any expenditure made by any individual or other person (other than a candidate committee or a political party) expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, which is made without cooperation or consultation with any candidate, or any committee or agent of such candidate, and which is not made in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate or any committee or agent of such candidate. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Mailing address: means a physical mailing address, and shall not include a post office box. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • 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.
  • Officer: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • 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.
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, company, incorporated or unincorporated association, general or limited partnership, society, joint stock company, and any other organization or institution of any nature. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Political action committee: means a political committee which is neither a political party nor a candidate committee. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Political committee: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • political party: includes all constituent parts of such party, including the statewide, county, regional, municipal and district committees, all finance committees and all other committees, subdivisions and organizations related to the political party. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public office: means an office of this State or any political subdivision thereof which is required by law to be determined by an election. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Responsible party: means any natural person who shares or exercises discretion or control over the activities of any entity required to file reports in accordance with this chapter, and shall include any officer, director, partner, proprietor or other natural person who exercises discretion or control over the activities of such entity. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Signature: means both a written signature conforming to § 302(23) of Title 1 and a digital or electronic signature that is an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document as specified by the State Election Commissioner. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Special election: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002

  • Subcommittee: means the Reports Appeals Subcommittee of the State Board of Elections. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party advertisement: means an independent expenditure or an electioneering communication. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • Treasurer: means the individual appointed by a candidate to assist the candidate with the duties imposed by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 15 Sec. 8002
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302