Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 491 - Clinical, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Services
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.
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.
Annual public fair: means a community, county, district, regional, or state fair that is held and conducted by a fair association and permitted by the department pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 616.001
Appraisal: A determination of property value.
Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of share exchange, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
association: means an association not for profit incorporated under this chapter for the purpose of conducting and operating public fairs or expositions. See Florida Statutes 616.001
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
Benefit corporation: means a corporation that is formed, or has elected to become, subject to this part, the status of which as a benefit corporation has not been terminated. See Florida Statutes 607.602
Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a benefit corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
Board: means the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Clinical social worker: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice clinical social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Concession: means use by a fair association, or a grant, lease, or license to a third party, of a portion of the land under the ownership, custody, or control of a fair association for specific uses, or the right to enter upon the land for specific purposes, such as providing rides, games, food, beverage, merchandise for sale, exhibits, projects, activities, events, programs, or other uses authorized in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 616.001
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Entity: includes corporation and foreign corporation; unincorporated association; business trust, estate, limited liability company, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, United States, and foreign governments. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
Exhibitor: means an individual, group of individuals, or business, including a fair association or third party contracting with a fair association, which has an exhibit. See Florida Statutes 616.001
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
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.
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
General public benefit: means a material, positive effect on society and the environment, taken as a whole, as assessed using a third-party standard which is attributable to the business and operations of a benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
Independent: means not having a material relationship with the benefit corporation or a subsidiary of the benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
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
Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
Marriage and family therapist: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice marriage and family therapy. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Mental health counselor: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice mental health counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
(a) In the case of a corporation that is to become a benefit corporation, whether by amendment of the articles of incorporation or by way of or pursuant to a merger, conversion, or share exchange; a benefit corporation whose articles of incorporation are to be amended pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
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.
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.
political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
practice of marriage and family therapy: means the use of scientific and applied marriage and family theories, methods, and procedures for the purpose of describing, evaluating, and modifying marital, family, and individual behavior, within the context of marital and family systems, including the context of marital formation and dissolution, and is based on marriage and family systems theory, marriage and family development, human development, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, human sexuality, psychotherapeutic and marriage and family therapy theories and techniques. See Florida Statutes 491.003
practice of mental health counseling: means the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating undesired behavior and enhancing mental health and human development and is based on the person-in-situation perspectives derived from research and theory in personality, family, group, and organizational dynamics and development, career planning, cultural diversity, human growth and development, human sexuality, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located as designated in the articles of incorporation or other initial filing until an annual report has been filed, and thereafter as designated in the annual report. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
Proceeding: includes a civil suit, a criminal action, an administrative action, and an investigatory action. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
Provisional clinical social worker licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide clinical social work services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Provisional marriage and family therapist licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide marriage and family therapy services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Provisional mental health counselor licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide mental health counseling services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Psychotherapist: means a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Registered clinical social worker intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the postgraduate clinical social work experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Registered marriage and family therapist intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the post-master's clinical experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Registered mental health counselor intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the post-master's clinical experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
Social worker: means a person who has a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
Specialized show: means a show or exhibition exhibiting and emphasizing livestock or poultry, or a fruit or vegetable festival, and must meet the minimum exhibit requirements specified in…. See Florida Statutes 616.001
Specific public benefit: includes , but is not limited to:
(a) Providing low-income or underserved individuals or communities with beneficial products or services;
(b) Promoting economic opportunity for individuals or communities beyond the creation of jobs in the normal course of business;
(c) Protecting or restoring the environment;
(d) Improving human health;
(e) Promoting the arts, sciences, or advancement of knowledge;
(f) Increasing the flow of capital to entities that have as their stated purpose the provision of a benefit to society or the environment; and
Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person other than an individual, an entity in which a person owns beneficially or of record 50 percent or more of the outstanding equity interests. See Florida Statutes 607.602
Third-party standard: means a recognized standard for defining, reporting, and assessing the societal and environmental performance of a business which is:
(a) Comprehensive, because it assesses the effect of the business and its operations upon the interests provided in…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
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.
treat: as used in this chapter , when considered in isolation or in conjunction with the rules of the board, may not be construed to permit the performance of any act which clinical social workers are not educated and trained to perform, including, but not limited to, admitting persons to hospitals for treatment of the foregoing conditions, treating persons in hospitals without medical supervision, prescribing medicinal drugs as defined in chapter 465, authorizing clinical laboratory procedures, or radiological procedures, or use of electroconvulsive therapy. See Florida Statutes 491.003
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.
writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01