Chapter 5L-1 The Comprehensive Shellfish Control Code
Chapter 5L-3 Aquaculture Best Management Practices

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 5L - Division of Aquaculture

  • Advance directive: a witnessed written document described in Florida Statutes § 765. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Adverse action: means any action by the Department, community-based care lead agency, or its contracted service provider that denies, in whole or in part, a young adult's application for Postsecondary Education Services and Support or Aftercare Services, or that discharges a young adult from Postsecondary Education Services and Support or Aftercare Services. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • 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.
  • Aftercare Services: means services provided pursuant to Florida Statutes § 409. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assessment: the systematic collection and integrated review of individual-specific data. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • 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.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Certified recovery specialist: an individual credentialed by the Florida Certification Board as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist — Adult, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist — Family, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist — Veteran, or Certified Recovery Support Specialist. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Court-approved dependency guardian: means the caregiver for a child placed in out-of-home care pursuant to a custody order entered by the dependency court. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designated Staff: means a case manager or other child welfare professional assigned by the community-based care lead agency or its contracted service provider to work with young adults ages 18 to 23 to handle all matters pursuant to the Postsecondary Education Services and Support and Aftercare Services. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • Discharge plan: the plan developed with and by the person which sets forth how the person will meet his or her needs, including living arrangements, transportation, aftercare, physical health, and securing needed psychotropic medications for the post-discharge period of up to 21 days. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Education and Training Voucher: means the federally funded program, codified in 42 U. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • 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.
  • Examination: the integration of the physical examination required under Florida Statutes § 394. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Extended Foster Care: means the program available pursuant to Florida Statutes § 39. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • Fair hearing: means a hearing that is conducted pursuant to the procedural requirements of rules 65-2. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • 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.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Health care proxy: a competent adult who has not been expressly designated by an advance directive to make health care decisions for a particular incapacitated individual, but is authorized pursuant to Florida Statutes § 765. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Health care surrogate: any competent adult expressly designated by a principal's advance directive to make health care decisions on behalf of the principal upon the principal's incapacity. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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.
  • 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: an individual of any age, unless statutorily restricted, with a mental illness served in or by a mental health facility or service provider. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • Standing order: a broad protocol or delegation of medical authority that is generally applicable to a group of persons, hence not individualized. See Florida Regulations 65E-5.100
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.