[§572B-1]  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-1

     “Agent” means the person or persons appointed as an agent or agents by the department of health pursuant to section 572-5.

     “Civil union” means a union between two individuals established pursuant to this chapter.

     “Partner” means an individual who is a party to a civil union established pursuant to this chapter.