Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 457 - Acupuncture
Acupuncture: means a form of primary health care, based on traditional Chinese medical concepts and modern oriental medical techniques, that employs acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as adjunctive therapies and diagnostic techniques, for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. See Florida Statutes 457.102
Acupuncturist: means any person licensed as provided in this chapter to practice acupuncture as a primary health care provider. See Florida Statutes 457.102
Ballast efficiency factor: means the ratio of relative light output, expressed as a percent, to the power input, expressed in watts under test conditions. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Distributor: means any person or business entity which distributes a privately labeled product on a national basis for which the specifications for manufacture, testing, and certification are established and attested to by the distributor, rather than the manufacturer. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Energy conservation standard: means :
(a) A performance standard which prescribes a minimum level of energy efficiency or a maximum quantity of energy use for a covered product, determined in accordance with applicable test procedures;
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.
fluorescent lamp ballast: means a device to operate a fluorescent lamp by providing a starting voltage and current and limiting the current during normal operation. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
Freezer: means a cabinet designed as a unit for the storage of food at temperatures of about 0 °F, having the ability to freeze food, and having a source of refrigeration requiring an energy input. See Florida Statutes 553.955
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.
License: means the document of authorization issued by the department for a person to engage in the practice of acupuncture. See Florida Statutes 457.102
Luminaire: means a complete lighting unit consisting of a fluorescent lamp or lamps, together with parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect such lamps, and to connect such lamps to the power supply. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Manufacturer: means any person or business entity engaged in the original production or assembly of a product. See Florida Statutes 553.955
New product: means a product that is sold, offered for sale, or installed for the first time and specifically includes floor models and demonstration units. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
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.
Operation: means the ability to start the lamp at least 8 times out of 10 with a minimum of 1 minute between attempts when tested under test conditions. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Oriental medicine: means the use of acupuncture, electroacupuncture, Qi Gong, oriental massage, herbal therapy, dietary guidelines, and other adjunctive therapies. See Florida Statutes 457.102
person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
Power input: means the rate of energy consumption in watts of a ballast and fluorescent lamp or lamps. See Florida Statutes 553.955
Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
Relative light output: means the test ballast light output divided by a reference ballast light output using the same reference lamp and expressing the value as a percent. See Florida Statutes 553.955
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.
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.