Part I Maternal and Perinatal Studies 324-1 – 324-4
Part II Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Studies 324-11 – 324-14
Part III Cancer Studies 324-21 – 324-24
Part IV Health Surveillance 324-31 – 324-34
Part V Birth Defects Studies 324-41 – 324-44

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 324 - Medical Research; Morbidity and Mortality Information

  • Acquisition of control: means acquisition by a person or persons acting in concert of the power to vote fifty-one per cent or more of any voting securities of a licensee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Birth defect: means an abnormality of structure, function, or body metabolism present at birth that adversely affects a child's health and development, results in a physical or mental disability, or is fatal. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41
  • Branch office: means any location, separate from the principal place of business of the escrow depository, that is identified by any means to the public or customers as a location at which the licensee holds itself out as an escrow depository. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Business: means any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or any other private legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Contract: means all types of agreements, regardless of what they may be called, for the procurement or disposal of goods or services, or for construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means any person having a contract with a governmental body. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • 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.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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:
  • Division: means the division of financial institutions of the department of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Escrow: means any transaction affecting the title to real property, including leaseholds, proprietary leaseholds, and condominiums, in which a person not a party to the transaction and neither having nor acquiring any interest in the title receives from one party to the transaction, holds until the happening of an event or performance of a condition and then delivers to another party to the transaction, any money or other consideration or any instrument affecting the title to that real property, all in accordance with the terms of the agreement between the parties to the transaction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Escrow account: means any escrow depository account with a financial institution to which cash or items are deposited with respect to any escrow. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Escrow depository: means the corporation which, in an escrow, and for compensation, receives, holds, and delivers the money, other consideration, or instrument affecting title to real property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means any bank, savings and loan association, financial services loan company, or credit union doing business in the State whose accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund or other similar or successor program of federal insurance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • 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.
  • Governmental body: means any department, commission, council, board, bureau, authority, committee, institution, legislative body, agency, government corporation, or other establishment or office of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the State, including the office of Hawaiian affairs, and the several counties of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • 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.
  • Institutional review board: means an institutional review board established in accordance with 7 Code of Federal Regulations 1c. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41
  • Item: means any check (including a cashier's or certified check), negotiable order of withdrawal, draft, traveler's check, or money order. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means , in addition to the singular, persons, group of persons, cooperative association, company, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, and includes the agents and employees of any person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Policy board: means the procurement policy board created in section 103D-201. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Principal: means a manager and anyone else who supervises or is in charge of the applicant or licensee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 449-1
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any good, service, or construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Procurement officer: means any person authorized to enter into and administer contracts and make written determinations with respect thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Professional services: means those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, real property appraisal, law, medicine, accounting, dentistry, public finance bond underwriting, public finance bond investment banking, or any other practice defined as professional by the laws of this State or the professional and scientific occupation series contained in the United States Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Standards Handbook. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchasing agency: means any governmental body which is authorized by this chapter or its implementing rules and procedures, or by way of delegation, to enter into contracts for the procurement of goods, services, or construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registry: means a collection of data organized so that the information can be processed and made available for research. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Research: means a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41
  • Researcher: means a person who is conducting research which has been approved or declared exempt by an institutional review board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 324-41
  • Services: means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports which are merely incidental to the required performance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.