Sections
§ 601 Legislative intent 8
§ 602 Short title 8
§ 603 Definitions 8
§ 604 Exemptions 8
§ 605 Authority to organize; law governing 8
§ 606 Number of directors; officers 8
§ 607 Rendition of professional services through licensed officers, employees and agents 8
§ 608 Chapter not to affect professional relationship; legal liabilities and standards for professional conduct; negligence; attachment of assets 8
§ 609 Engaging in other business prohibited 8
§ 610 Issuance of capital stock to licensed individuals; voting trust agreements prohibited; holding of stock by shareholder’s estate 8
§ 611 Disqualification of officer, shareholder, agent or employee 8
§ 612 Sale or transfer of shares 8
§ 613 Price for shares 8
§ 614 Perpetual corporate existence 8
§ 615 Conversion into business corporation 8
§ 616 Time for transfer of shares upon death or disqualification 8
§ 617 Corporate name 8
§ 618 Applicability of General Corporation Law; consolidation or merger of professional corporations; annual report 8
§ 619 Construction of chapter 8

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 8 > Chapter 6

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Child: includes an illegitimate child. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • Commissioner: means a judicial officer of a particular court authorized to perform the judicial powers and duties of the court in issuing warrants in criminal cases and the fixing and approving of bail. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • courts: means such court or courts as established by the General Assembly in accordance with article IV, § 1 (Judiciary) of the Constitution of this State. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • employee: as used in this chapter , clerks, secretaries, nurses, administrators, bookkeepers, technicians and other assistants who are not usually and ordinarily considered by law, custom and practice to be rendering professional services to the public for which a license, or other legal authorization, is required in connection with the profession to be practiced, nor does the term "employee" include any other person who performs all of such person's employment under the direct supervision and control of an officer, employee or agent who renders professional service to the public on behalf of the professional corporation; provided that, no person shall, under the guise of employment, practice a profession unless duly licensed to practice that profession under the laws of this State. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3702
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Governing body: means the town council, city council, commissioners or other legislative body charged with governing the municipality, or Levy Court Commissioners, or other legislative body charged with governing the county. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Parent: includes the mother and father of a deceased illegitimate child. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • 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 an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary or representative of any kind, or any partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, or any other entity. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • professional corporation: means a corporation which is organized and incorporated, under this chapter, for the sole and specific purpose of rendering a single professional service or qualified related professional services, and which has as its shareholders only individuals who themselves are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized within this State to render the same professional service, or those component qualified related professional services, as the corporation. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • professional service: shall mean any type of personal service to the public which requires as a condition precedent to the rendering of the service the obtaining of a license or other legal authorization, and which, by reason of law, prior to June 7, 1969, could not be performed by a corporation. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • qualified related professional services: means , and is limited to, any combination of the practice of medicine by doctors of medicine or doctors of osteopathy or both, and the practice of podiatry by doctors of podiatric medicine. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Wrongful act: means an act, neglect or default including a felonious act which would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721