R. 59A-3.065 Definitions
R. 59A-3.066 Licensure Procedure
R. 59A-3.077 Fire Protection
R. 59A-3.078 Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
R. 59A-3.079 Physical Plant Codes and Standards Hospitals
R. 59A-3.080 Plans Submission and Fee Requirements
R. 59A-3.240 Nutritional Services
R. 59A-3.241 Pharmacy Services
R. 59A-3.242 Laboratory, Radiology, and Respiratory Services
R. 59A-3.243 Nursing Services
R. 59A-3.244 Ambulatory, Obstetrical, and Special Care Units
R. 59A-3.245 Surgical and Anesthesia Departments
R. 59A-3.246 Licensed Programs
R. 59A-3.247 Housekeeping Services
R. 59A-3.250 Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Infection
R. 59A-3.251 Hospital Reporting of Exposure to Selected Infectious Diseases
R. 59A-3.252 Classification of Hospitals
R. 59A-3.253 Investigations and License, Life Safety and Validation Inspections
R. 59A-3.254 Patient Rights and Care
R. 59A-3.255 Emergency Care
R. 59A-3.256 Price Transparency and Patient Billing
R. 59A-3.270 Health Information Management
R. 59A-3.271 Quality Improvement
R. 59A-3.272 Governing Board
R. 59A-3.273 Management and Administration
R. 59A-3.274 Anatomical Gifts, Routine Inquiry
R. 59A-3.275 Organized Medical Staff
R. 59A-3.276 Maintenance
R. 59A-3.277 Functional Safety
R. 59A-3.278 Rehabilitation, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Programs
R. 59A-3.280 Child Abuse and Neglect
R. 59A-3.281 Spontaneous Fetal Demise
R. 59A-3.300 Licensure Procedure for Intensive Residential Treatment Facilities
R. 59A-3.302 Personnel for Intensive Residential Treatment Facilities
R. 59A-3.303 Facilities and Physical Plant Safety
R. 59A-3.310 Intensive Residential Treatment Facility Services

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 59A-3

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.