Part I Insurer Insolvency: Rehabilitation and Liquidation 631.001 – 631.401
Part II Florida Insurance Guaranty of Payments 631.50 – 631.70
Part III Life and Health Insurance Guaranty of Payments 631.711 – 631.738
Part IV Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan 631.811 – 631.828
Part V Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association 631.901 – 631.932

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 631

  • Account: means one of the accounts created by…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Account: means any of the three accounts created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Acquired eligible entity: means the domestic or foreign eligible entity that will have all of one or more classes or series of its shares or eligible interests acquired in a share exchange. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Acquired entity: means the entity that has all of one or more of its classes or series of interests acquired in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Acquiring eligible entity: means the domestic or foreign eligible entity that will acquire all of one or more classes or series of shares or eligible interests of the acquired eligible entity in a share exchange. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Acquiring entity: means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative Procedures Committee: means a committee designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Animal: means any mammal other than a human being or any bird, amphibian, fish, or reptile, wild or domestic, living or dead. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • 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
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicable county: means : the county in this state in which a corporation's principal office is located or was located when an action is or was commenced; if the corporation has, and at the time of such action had, no principal office in this state, then in the county in which the corporation has, or at the time of such action had, an office in this state; or if the corporation does not have an office in this state, then in the county in which the corporation's registered office is or was last located. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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.
  • Articles of conversion: means the articles of conversion required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of domestication: means the articles of domestication required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of consolidation, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto, including documents designated by the laws of this state as charters, and, in the case of a foreign corporation, documents equivalent to articles of incorporation in the jurisdiction of incorporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Articles of interest exchange: means the articles of interest exchange required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of merger: means the articles of merger required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of organization: means the articles of organization required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Assessment year: means the 12-month period, which may begin on the first day of any calendar quarter, whether January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1, as specified in an order issued by the office directing insurers to pay an assessment to the association. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Association: means the Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • 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
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Florida State Fair Authority. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Authorized entity: means :
    (a) A corporation for profit;
    (b) A limited liability company;
    (c) A limited liability partnership; or
    (d) A limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Authorized representative: means :
    (a) In the case of the formation of a limited liability company, a person authorized by a prospective member of the limited liability company to form the company by executing and filing its articles of organization with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic or foreign corporation is authorized to issue. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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.
  • Beneficial shareholder: means a person who owns the beneficial interest in shares. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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 director: means :
    (a) The director designated as the benefit director of a social purpose corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit director: means :
    (a) The director designated as the benefit director of a benefit corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means a claim or action for:
    (a) The failure of a social purpose corporation to pursue or create a public benefit or a specific public benefit established in its articles of incorporation; or
    (b) A violation of any obligation, duty, or standard of conduct under this part. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means any claim or action for:
    (a) The failure of a benefit corporation to pursue or create general public benefit or a specific public benefit purpose set forth in its articles of incorporation; or
    (b) A violation of any obligation, duty, or standard of conduct under this part. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a social purpose corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a benefit corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the board of directors of the plan. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Board: means the Board of Accountancy. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Board: means the Board of Veterinary Medicine. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Board: means the Board of Cosmetology. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Board: means the Board of Medicine. See Florida Statutes 478.42
  • Board: means the Board of Physical Therapy Practice. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Board: means the Board of Psychology. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Board: means the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which such group is designated, including, but not limited to, managers or trustees. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Body wrapping: means a treatment program that uses herbal wraps for the purposes of cleansing and beautifying the skin of the body, but does not include:
    (a) The application of oils, lotions, or other fluids to the body, except fluids contained in presoaked materials used in the wraps; or
    (b) Manipulation of the body's superficial tissue, other than that arising from compression emanating from the wrap materials. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Business day: means Monday through Friday, excluding any day a national banking association is not open for normal business transactions. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Certified public accountant: means an individual who holds a license to practice public accounting in this state or an individual who is practicing public accounting in this state pursuant to the practice privilege granted in…. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Client: means the owner or caretaker of an animal who arranges for its veterinary care. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Clinical social worker: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice clinical social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • 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
  • Conspicuous: means so written, displayed, or presented that a reasonable person against whom the writing is to operate should have noticed it. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractual obligations: means any obligation under covered health care policies. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Conversion: means a transaction pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converted eligible entity: means the converting eligible entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Converted entity: means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converting eligible entity: means the domestic corporation that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: means the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • 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.
  • Corporation not for profit: means a corporation no part of the income or profit of which is distributable to its members, directors, or officers, except as otherwise provided under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Cosmetologist: means a person who is licensed to engage in the practice of cosmetology in this state under the authority of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Cosmetology: means the mechanical or chemical treatment of the head, face, and scalp for aesthetic rather than medical purposes, including, but not limited to, hair shampooing, hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing for compensation. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Council: means the Electrolysis Council. See Florida Statutes 478.42
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Covered claim: means an unpaid claim, including one of unearned premiums, which arises out of, and is within the coverage, and not in excess of, the applicable limits of an insurance policy to which this part applies, issued by an insurer, if such insurer becomes an insolvent insurer and the claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event or the property from which the claim arises is permanently located in this state. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • covered claim: includes unpaid claims under any employer liability coverage of a workers' compensation policy limited to the lesser of $300,000 or the limits of the policy. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Covered policy: means any policy or contract set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Date of insolvency: means the effective date of an order of liquidation entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Department: means the Florida Department of State. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 478.42
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Derivative proceeding: means a civil suit in the right of a domestic corporation or, to the extent provided in…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct supervision: means supervision by a physical therapist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this state on insurance policies to which this part applies, less return premiums thereon on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • 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:
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own shares) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a limited liability company to a person on account of a transferable interest or in the person's capacity as a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Distribution: means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors, or officers. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • District fair: means an annual public fair that serves at least five counties and has exhibits that meet the requirements of…. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Division: means the Division of Certified Public Accounting. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document: means :
    (a) Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument; or
    (b) An electronic record. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Domestic: means , with respect to an entity, an entity governed as to its internal affairs by the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation not for profit, subject to the provisions of this chapter, except a foreign corporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Domesticated corporation: means the domesticating corporation as it continues in existence after a domestication. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Domesticated limited liability company: means the domesticating entity as it continues in existence after a domestication. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domesticating corporation: means the domestic corporation that approves a plan of domestication pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Domesticating entity: means a non-United States entity that approves a domestication pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domestication: means a transaction pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Domestication: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Dry needling: means a skilled intervention, based on Western medicine, that uses filiform needles and other apparatus or equipment to stimulate a myofascial trigger point for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disabilities. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Effective date: means , when referring to a document accepted for filing by the department, the date and time determined in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Electrologist: means a person who engages in the practice of electrolysis. See Florida Statutes 478.42
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Electronic record: means information that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in paper form through an automated process used in conventional commercial practice, unless otherwise authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Electronic transmission: means any form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission or transfer of paper, which creates a record that may be retained, retrieved, and reviewed by a recipient and which may be directly reproduced in a comprehensible and legible paper form by such recipient through an automated process. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • electronically transmitted: means any form or process of communication not directly involving the physical transfer of paper or another tangible medium, which:
    (a) Is suitable for the retention, retrieval, and reproduction of information by the recipient; and
    (b) Is retrievable in paper form by the recipient through an automated process used in conventional commercial practice, unless otherwise authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Eligible entity: means :
  • Eligible interests: means interests or memberships. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Entity: means :
  • Entry: means one item entered for competition or show. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exhibit: means one or more entries entered for exhibition and constituting a unit. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • 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
  • Expenses: means reasonable expenses of any kind that are incurred in connection with a matter. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing entity: means an entity, other than a limited liability partnership, that is of a type that is created by filing a public organic record or is required to file a public organic record that evidences its creation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Filing entity: means an entity whose formation requires the filing of a public organic record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Firm: means any legal entity that is engaged in the practice of public accounting. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • 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.
  • Florida certified public accountant: means an individual holding a license under the authority of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Foreign: means , with respect to an entity, an entity governed as to its internal affairs by the organic law of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Foreign corporation: means an entity incorporated or organized under laws other than the laws of this state which would be a corporation for profit if incorporated under the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation not for profit organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity that was formed in a jurisdiction other than this state and is denominated by that law as a limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Foreign nonprofit corporation: means an entity incorporated or organized under laws other than the laws of this state which would be a nonprofit corporation if incorporated under the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental subdivision: includes authority, county, district, and municipality. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Governor: means :
    (a) A director of a corporation for profit;
    (b) A director or trustee of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A manager of a manager-managed limited liability company;
    (f) A member of a member-managed limited liability company;
    (g) A director or a trustee of a real estate investment trust; or
    (h) Any other person under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the activities and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Governor: means :
    (a) A director of a business corporation;
    (b) A director or trustee of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A manager of a manager-managed limited liability company;
    (f) A member of a member-managed limited liability company;
    (g) A director or a trustee of a real estate investment trust; or
    (h) Any other person under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the activities and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • Hair braiding: means the weaving or interweaving of natural human hair or commercial hair, including the use of hair extensions or wefts, for compensation without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, or chemical treatment. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Hair wrapping: means the wrapping of manufactured materials around a strand or strands of human hair, for compensation, without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, weaving, chemically treating, braiding, using hair extensions, or performing any other service defined as cosmetology. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Health care services: means comprehensive health care services as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • HMO: means a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority issued by the office pursuant to part I of chapter 641. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Home office: means the principal headquarters of an entity. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer deemed by the department to be potentially unable to fulfill its contractual obligations and not an insolvent insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Independent: means not having a material relationship with the social purpose corporation or a subsidiary of the social purpose corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Independent: means not having a material relationship with the benefit corporation or a subsidiary of the benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvency: means that condition in which all of the assets of the insurer, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that condition in which the insurer is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insolvent: means either:
    (a) The inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business; or
    (b) The value of the corporation's total assets are less than the sum of its total liabilities, at fair valuation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer that was authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insurer: means an insurance carrier or self-insurance fund authorized to insure under chapter 440. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a corporation for profit;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership, including a limited liability partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a business corporation;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest exchange: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder: means :
    (a) A shareholder of a corporation for profit;
    (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership;
    (f) A member of a limited liability company;
    (g) A shareholder or beneficial owner of a real estate investment trust;
    (h) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) Another direct holder of an interest. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Interest holder: means :
    (a) A shareholder of a business corporation;
    (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership;
    (f) A member of a limited liability company;
    (g) A shareholder or beneficial owner of a real estate investment trust;
    (h) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) Another direct holder of an interest. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder liability: means :
    (a) Personal liability for a liability of an entity which is imposed on a person:
  • Interest holder liability: means :
    (a) Personal liability for a liability of an entity which is imposed on a person:
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • License: means the document of authorization granted by the board and issued by the department for a person to engage in the practice of physical therapy. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Majority-in-interest: means those members who hold more than 50 percent of the then-current percentage or other interest in the profits of the limited liability company owned by all of its members; however, as used in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager: means a person who, under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company, is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is manager-managed by virtue of the operation of…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Marriage and family therapist: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice marriage and family therapy. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Member: means a person who:
    (a) Is a member of a limited liability company under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Member: means one having membership rights in a corporation in accordance with the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws or the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Member insurer: means any person who writes any kind of insurance to which this part applies under…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Member insurer: means any person licensed to transact in this state any kind of insurance as set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Membership: means the rights of a member in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Mental health counselor: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice mental health counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Merger: means a transaction pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Merger: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Minimum status vote: means :
    (a) In the case of a corporation that is to become a social purpose corporation, whether by amendment of the articles of incorporation or by way of or pursuant to a merger, conversion, or share exchange; a social purpose corporation whose articles of incorporation are to be amended pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Minimum status vote: means :
    (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
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • Mutual benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation that is not organized primarily or exclusively for religious purposes; is not recognized as exempt under…. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Myofascial trigger point: means an irritable section of soft tissue often associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • 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.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Operating agreement: means an agreement, whether referred to as an operating agreement or not, which may be oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination thereof, of the members of a limited liability company, including a sole member, concerning the matters described in…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Organic law: means the laws of the jurisdiction in which the entity was formed. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Organic law: means the law of the jurisdiction in which an entity was formed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • Party to a merger: means any domestic or foreign entity that will merge under a plan of merger. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Patient: means any animal for which the veterinarian practices veterinary medicine. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Person: means individuals, children, firms, associations, joint ventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Person: includes an individual and an entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or another legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Photography studio salon: means an establishment where the hair-arranging services and the application of cosmetic products are performed solely for the purpose of preparing the model or client for the photographic session without shampooing, cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, or removing of hair or performing any other service defined as cosmetology. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Physical therapist: means a person who is licensed and who practices physical therapy in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to perform patient-related activities, including the use of physical agents, whose license is in good standing, and whose activities are performed under the direction of a physical therapist as set forth in rules adopted pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Physical therapy practitioner: means a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant who is licensed and who practices physical therapy in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan created by this part. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, plan of interest exchange, plan of conversion, or plan of domestication, as appropriate in the particular context. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of conversion: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of domestication: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of interest exchange: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of merger: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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
  • Practice of physical therapy: means the performance of physical therapy assessments and the treatment of any disability, injury, disease, or other health condition of human beings, or the prevention of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition, and the rehabilitation of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition by alleviating impairments, functional movement limitations, and disabilities by designing, implementing, and modifying treatment interventions through therapeutic exercise; functional movement training in self-management and in-home, community, or work integration or reintegration; manual therapy; massage; airway clearance techniques; maintaining and restoring the integumentary system and wound care; physical agent or modality; mechanical or electrotherapeutic modality; patient-related instruction; the use of apparatus and equipment in the application of such treatment, prevention, or rehabilitation; the performance of tests of neuromuscular functions as an aid to the diagnosis or treatment of any human condition; or the performance of electromyography as an aid to the diagnosis of any human condition only upon compliance with the criteria set forth by the Board of Medicine. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Practice of psychology: means the observations, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior, by the use of scientific and applied psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of describing, preventing, alleviating, or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal behavioral health and mental or psychological health. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Practice of school psychology: means the rendering or offering to render to an individual, a group, an organization, a government agency, or the public any of the following services:
    (a) Assessment, which includes psychoeducational, developmental, and vocational assessment; evaluation and interpretation of intelligence, aptitudes, interests, academic achievement, adjustment, and motivations, or any other attributes, in individuals or groups, that relate to learning, educational, or adjustment needs. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Practice of veterinary medicine: means diagnosing the medical condition of animals and prescribing, dispensing, or administering drugs, medicine, appliances, applications, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure, or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease thereof; performing any manual procedure for the diagnosis of or treatment for pregnancy or fertility or infertility of animals; or representing oneself by the use of titles or words, or undertaking, offering, or holding oneself out, as performing any of these functions. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • 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.
  • Premium: means any direct gross insurance premium and any annuity consideration written on covered policies, less return premium and consideration thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • 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
  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, regardless of whether the office is located in this state. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Private organic rules: means the rules, whether or not in a record, which govern the internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all its interest holders, and are not part of its public organic record, if any. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Private organic rules: means the rules, whether or not in a record, which govern the internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all its interest holders, and are not part of its public organic record, if any. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • Proceeding: includes a civil suit, a criminal action, an administrative action, and an investigatory action. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, tangible, or intangible, or a right or interest therein. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected agreement: means :
    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on January 1, 2020;
    (b) An agreement that is binding on an entity on January 1, 2020;
    (c) The organic rules of an entity in effect on January 1, 2020; or
    (d) An agreement that is binding on any of the governors or interest holders of an entity on January 1, 2020. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Protected agreement: means :
    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on January 1, 2014;
    (b) An agreement that is binding on an entity on January 1, 2014;
    (c) The organic rules of an entity in effect on January 1, 2014; or
    (d) An agreement that is binding on any of the governors or interest holders of an entity on January 1, 2014. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Provisional psychologist licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide psychological services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Psychologist: means a person licensed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Psychotherapist: means a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • public accounting: means :
    (a) Offering to perform or performing for the public one or more types of services involving the expression of an opinion on financial statements, the attestation as an expert in accountancy to the reliability or fairness of presentation of financial information, the utilization of any form of opinion or financial statements that provide a level of assurance, the utilization of any form of disclaimer of opinion which conveys an assurance of reliability as to matters not specifically disclaimed, or the expression of an opinion on the reliability of an assertion by one party for the use by a third party;
    (b) Offering to perform or performing for the public one or more types of services involving the use of accounting skills, or one or more types of tax, management advisory, or consulting services, by any person who is a certified public accountant who holds an active license, issued pursuant to this chapter, or who is authorized to practice public accounting pursuant to the practice privileges granted in…. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • public accounting firm: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, firm, or any other legal entity licensed under…. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • Public benefit: means a positive effect, or the minimization of negative effects, taken as a whole, on the environment or on one or more categories of persons or entities, other than shareholders in their capacity as shareholders, of an artistic, charitable, economic, educational, cultural, literary, religious, social, ecological, or scientific nature, from the business and operations of a social purpose corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Public fair or exposition: means a project, activity, event, or program, and use by a fair association, including, but not limited to, the annual public fair, which serves the purposes specified in…. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Public organic record: means a record, the filing of which by a governmental body is required to form an entity, and an amendment to or restatement of such record. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Public organic record: means a record, the filing of which by a governmental body is required to form an entity, and an amendment to or restatement of that record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record date: means the date fixed for determining the identity of the corporation's shareholders and their share holdings for purposes of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Record shareholder: means :
    (a) The person in whose name shares are registered in the records of the corporation; or
    (b) The person identified as a beneficial owner of shares in the beneficial ownership certificate under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resident: means any person who resides in this state at the time a member insurer is determined to be an impaired or insolvent insurer and to whom contractual obligations are owed by such impaired or insolvent member insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • School psychologist: means a person licensed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 490.003
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Secretary of state: means the Secretary of State of the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Self-insurance fund: means a group self-insurance fund authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Shampooing: means the washing of the hair with soap and water or with a special preparation, or applying hair tonics. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Share exchange: means a transaction pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Shareholder: means a record shareholder. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
    (b) To attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record, and includes a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • signature: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a document:
    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol on a document, which includes any manual facsimile or conformed signature; or
    (b) To attach or to logically associate with an electronic transmission an electronic sound, symbol, or process, which includes an electronic signature in an electronic transmission. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Skin care services: means the treatment of the skin of the body, other than the head, face, and scalp, by the use of a sponge, brush, cloth, or similar device to apply or remove a chemical preparation or other substance, except that chemical peels may be removed by peeling an applied preparation from the skin by hand. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Social purpose corporation: means a corporation that is formed, or has elected to become, subject to this part, the status of which as a social purpose corporation has not been terminated. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Social worker: means a person who has a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Specialist: means any person holding a specialty registration in one or more of the specialties registered under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • 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
  • Specialty: means the practice of one or more of the following:
    (a) Manicuring, or the cutting, polishing, tinting, coloring, cleansing, adding, or extending of the nails, and massaging of the hands. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Specialty salon: means any place of business wherein the practice of one or all of the specialties as defined in subsection (6) are engaged in or carried on. See Florida Statutes 477.013
  • Specific public benefit: means a benefit identified as a purpose of the social purpose corporation which is set forth in the articles of incorporation and is consistent with a public benefit. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • 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
    (g) Any other public benefit consistent with the purposes of the benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • State fair: means an annual public fair that serves the entire state. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means any resident of this state who is enrolled for benefits provided by an HMO and who makes premium payments or for whom premium payments are made. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Subscriber: means a person who subscribes for shares in a corporation, whether before or after incorporation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person other than an individual, an entity in which the person owns beneficially or of record 50 percent or more of the outstanding equity interests. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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 listed in…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • 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.
  • Transfer: includes :
    (a) An assignment. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferable interest: means the right, as initially owned by a person in the person's capacity as a member, to receive distributions from a limited liability company in accordance with the operating agreement, whether the person remains a member or continues to own a part of the right. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest is transferred, whether or not the transferor is a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Treasury shares: means shares of a corporation that belong to the issuing corporation, which shares are authorized and issued shares that are not outstanding, are not canceled, and have not been restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity either:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, regardless of whether some entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law that create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity that is:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, whether or not some of the entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law which create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Uniform Accountancy Act: means the Uniform Accountancy Act, Seventh Edition, dated May 2014 and published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. See Florida Statutes 473.302
  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Unrestricted voting trust beneficial owner: means , with respect to any shareholder rights, a voting trust beneficial owner whose entitlement to exercise the shareholder right in question is not inconsistent with the voting trust agreement. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Veterinarian: means a health care practitioner who is licensed to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida under the authority of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Veterinary medicine: includes , with respect to animals, surgery, acupuncture, obstetrics, dentistry, physical therapy, radiology, theriogenology, and other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine. See Florida Statutes 474.202
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote that is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not yet occurred. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Voting trust beneficial owner: means an owner of a beneficial interest in shares of the corporation held in a voting trust established pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other intentional communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 605.0102