327E-1 Short title
327E-2 Definitions
327E-3 Advance health-care directives
327E-4 Revocation of advance health-care directive
327E-5 Health-care decisions; surrogates
327E-6 Decisions by guardian
327E-7 Obligations of health-care provider
327E-8 Health-care information
327E-9 Immunities
327E-10 Statutory damages
327E-11 Capacity
327E-12 Effect of copy
327E-13 Effect of this chapter
327E-14 Judicial relief
327E-15 Uniformity of application and construction
327E-16 Optional form

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 327E

  • Accuser: means a person who signs and swears to charges, any person who directs that charges nominally be signed and sworn to by another, and any person who has an interest other than an official interest in the prosecution of the accused. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Active state duty: means duty in the active military service of the State under an order of the governor issued under authority vested in the governor by law, and includes travel to and from such duty. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Adjutant general: means the adjutant general of the State as defined in section 121-7. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the state procurement office. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Administrator of the state procurement office: means the chief procurement officer for the governmental bodies of the executive branch of the State, other than the University of Hawaii, department of education, the several counties, and those governmental bodies administratively attached thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1201
  • Advance health-care directive: means an individual instruction or a power of attorney for health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any department, authority, commission, council, board, committee, institution, legislative body, agency, or other establishment or office of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the State, and includes the office of Hawaiian affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Agent: means an individual designated in a power of attorney for health care to make a health-care decision for the individual granting the power. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Basic hourly rate: means the hourly wage paid to a laborer or mechanic for work performed during nonovertime hours, but shall not include the cost to an employer of furnishing fringe benefits, whether paid directly or indirectly to the laborer or mechanic as provided in the definition of "wages". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best interest: means that the benefits to the individual resulting from a treatment outweigh the burdens to the individual resulting from that treatment and shall include:

         (1)  The effect of the treatment on the physical, emotional, and cognitive functions of the patient;

         (2)  The degree of physical pain or discomfort caused to the individual by the treatment or the withholding or withdrawal of the treatment;

         (3)  The degree to which the individual's medical condition, the treatment, or the withholding or withdrawal of treatment, results in a severe and continuing impairment;

         (4)  The effect of the treatment on the life expectancy of the patient;

         (5)  The prognosis of the patient for recovery, with and without the treatment;

         (6)  The risks, side effects, and benefits of the treatment or the withholding of treatment; and

         (7)  The religious beliefs and basic values of the individual receiving treatment, to the extent that these may assist the surrogate decision-maker in determining benefits and burdens. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2

  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources as provided in chapter 26. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Board: means the board of directors of the development corporation established in section 206J-4, and any successor thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Bonds: means revenue bonds, special facilities revenue bonds, notes, or other instruments of indebtedness of the development corporation issued under this chapter and shall include refunding bonds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Capacity: means an individual's ability to understand the significant benefits, risks, and alternatives to proposed health care and to make and communicate a health-care decision. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Chief procurement officer: means those officials designated by section 103D-203. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Codes and standards: means nationally recognized minimum requirements that shall be met for design and construction to safeguard life, property, and the general welfare. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commanding officer: includes only commissioned officers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Commissioned officer: includes a commissioned warrant officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • 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.
  • Construction: includes alteration, repair, painting, and decorating. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: means all types of agreements, regardless of what they may be called. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means any person furnishing construction for a public work under a contract with a governmental contracting agency, subcontractor, or any other person under a subcontract arrangement with any person who has a construction contract subject to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • Convening authority: includes , in addition to the person who convened the court, a commissioned officer commanding for the time being, or a successor in command. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Council: means the state building code council. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of accounting and general services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Department: means the department of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 210-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Development corporation: means the Aloha Tower development corporation established by section 206J-4. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Development project: means a specific unit for development within a designated area for which a program of acquisition and development is established. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • Director: means the director of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Director: means the director of business, economic development, and tourism. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 210-1
  • Disease management services: means patient self-management education services, which may include primary prevention, behavioral modification, compliance/surveillance, and routine reporting and feedback including communication with patients, physicians, health plans, or ancillary providers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Duty status other than active state duty: means any time when members and units of the state military forces assemble for drill or other equivalent training, instruction, or duty or participate in field training, encampments, maneuvers, schools, conferences, cruises, or other similar duties as may be prescribed by the laws of the United States (including but not limited to title 32 of the United States Code) or of the State and any regulations issued thereunder, and includes travel to and from such duty. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Education and training services: means courses and programs for international business executives in business management, marketing, financial services, human resources, risk management, and for technicians in environmental sciences and remediation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Eligible business activity: means the:

         (1)  Manufacture of tangible personal property, the wholesale sale of tangible personal property as described in section 237-4, or a service business as defined in this section;

         (2)  Production of agricultural products where the business is a producer as defined in section 237-5, or the processing of agricultural products, all or some of which were grown within an enterprise zone;

         (3)  Research, development, sale, or production of all types of genetically-engineered medical, agricultural, or maritime biotechnology products; or

         (4)  Production of electric power from wind energy for sale primarily to a public utility company for resale to the public;

    provided that medical cannabis dispensary activities pursuant to chapter 329D shall not be considered an eligible business activity for the purposes of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2

  • Emancipated minor: means a person under eighteen years of age who is totally self-supporting. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • 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: means an individual drawing a salary from a governmental body, whether elected or not, and any noncompensated individual performing services for any governmental body. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Enlisted member: means a person in an enlisted grade. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Enterprise zone: means an area nominated by, and within the jurisdiction of, a county government, and subsequently declared by the governor to be eligible for the benefits of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • 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.
  • Establishment: means a single physical location where business is conducted. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • 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.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Force majeure event: means an event, including damaging weather or natural disasters such as epidemic disease, pest outbreak, high wind, thunderstorm, hailstorm, tornado, fire, flood, earthquake, lava flow or other volcanic activity, drought, tidal wave, hurricane, or without limiting or restricting the foregoing in any way, any event reasonably beyond the control of, and not attributable to neglect by, an agricultural business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental contracting agency: means the State, any county and any officer, bureau, board, commission, or other agency or instrumentality thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • Governor: means the governor of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Governor: means the governor of the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Grade: means a step or degree, in a graduated scale of office or military rank, that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Guardian: means a judicially appointed guardian having authority to make a health-care decision for an individual. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • 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.
  • Hawaii state building codes: means the building codes and standards that the state building code council adopts under section 107-24. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • Health and human services: means services to communities, families, or individuals which are intended to maintain or improve health or social well-being. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or otherwise affect an individual's physical or mental condition, including:

         (1)  Selection and discharge of health-care providers and institutions;

         (2)  Approval or disapproval of diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, programs of medication, and orders not to resuscitate; and

         (3)  Direction to provide, withhold, or withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration; provided that withholding or withdrawing artificial nutrition or hydration is in accord with generally accepted health care standards applicable to health-care providers or institutions. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2

  • Health-care decision: means a decision made by an individual or the individual's agent, guardian, or surrogate, regarding the individual's health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Health-care institution: means an institution, facility, or agency licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Health-care provider: means an individual licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Hurricane resistant criteria: means the design criteria for enhanced hurricane protection areas that are capable of withstanding a five hundred-year hurricane event, as developed by the state department of defense for public shelter and residential safe room design criteria. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • Independent adjuster: means an adjuster representing the interests of the insurer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9-105
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual instruction: means an individual's direction concerning a health-care decision for the individual. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Industrial oil: means any compressor, turbine, or bearing oil, hydraulic oil, metal working oil or refrigeration oil. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1302
  • Information technology design and production services: means computer software development, imagery creation, and data compilation, but not consumer sales or service businesses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • 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
  • Interested persons: means the patient's spouse, unless legally separated or estranged, a reciprocal beneficiary, any adult child, either parent of the patient, an adult sibling or adult grandchild of the patient, or any adult who has exhibited special care and concern for the patient and who is familiar with the patient's personal values. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Joint employment: means an employment arrangement:

         (1)  Between two or more employers to share an employee's services, as for example, to interchange employees;

         (2)  In which one employer acts directly or indirectly in the interest of the other employer or employers in relation to the employee; or

         (3)  In which two or more employers are not completely disassociated with respect to the employment of a particular employee and may be deemed to share control of the employee, directly or indirectly, by reason of the fact that one employer controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of the other employer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2

  • 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.
  • Lands: means either undeveloped lands or land together with improvements and appurtenances and includes real property as defined in section 201H-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Law officer: means an official of a general court-martial detailed in accordance with section 124A-45. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • 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
  • Leased employee: means an employee under a professional employer organization arrangement who is assigned to a particular client company on a substantially full-time basis for at least one year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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.
  • Lubricating oil: means any oil intended for use in an internal combustion crankcase, transmission, gearbox or differential or an automobile, bus, truck, vessel, plane, train, heavy equipment, or machinery powered by an internal combustion engine. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1302
  • Maritime: means the administration of chapter 266 by the department of transportation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Medical and health care services: means medical research and clinical trials, but not routine medical treatment or services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Military: refers to any or all of the armed forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Military court: means a court-martial, a court of inquiry, or a provost court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • 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.
  • Obligee: means any bondholder, agents or trustees for any bondholders, or lessor demising to the board property used in conjunction with a development project, or any assignee of the lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Officer: means commissioned or warrant officer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Overtime compensation: means compensation based on not less than one and one-half times the laborers or mechanics basic hourly rate of pay plus the cost to an employer of furnishing a laborer or mechanic with fringe benefits as described in the definition of "wages"; provided that if the department determines that a prevailing wage is defined by a collective bargaining agreement, the overtime compensation shall be at the rates set by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • 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 an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under chapter 453. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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: means a county. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Power of attorney for health care: means the designation of an agent to make health-care decisions for the individual granting the power. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • 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.
  • Primary physician: means a physician designated by an individual or the individual's agent, guardian, or surrogate, to have primary responsibility for the individual's health care or, in the absence of a designation or if the designated physician is not reasonably available, a physician who undertakes the responsibility. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any good, service, or construction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-104
  • Project: means an undertaking of work or improvement of public or private real or personal property or any interest therein, developed, acquired, constructed, reconstructed, rehabilitated, improved, altered, or repaired by the development corporation, by itself or in conjunction with qualified persons, and including public facilities and, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, facilities for and functionally related and subordinate to maritime purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Property: means all goods, including equipment, materials, supplies, land, buildings, and other improvements to the land, also non-tangible items such as patents, inventions, and copyrights. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1201
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider: means an organization or individual contracted by a state agency to provide health or human services to the public on its behalf. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Public adjuster: means an adjuster employed by and solely representing the financial interests of the insured named in the policy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:9-105
  • Public agency: means any office, department, board, commission, bureau, division, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the federal, state, or county government. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Public facilities: means streets, utility and service corridors, and utility lines where applicable, sufficient to adequately service developable improvements in the area, parking garages, sidewalks, pedestrian ways, parks, and other community facilities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Public work: means any project, including development of any housing pursuant to section 46-15 or chapter 201H and development, construction, renovation, and maintenance related to refurbishment of any real or personal property, where the funds or resources required or used to undertake the project are to any extent derived, either directly or indirectly, from public revenues of the State or any county, or from the sale of securities or bonds whose interest or dividends are exempt from state or federal taxes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 104-1
  • 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
  • Purchasing agency: means a state agency authorized to or responsible for entering into contracts to provide health or human services to the public. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Qualified business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship authorized to do business in the State that is qualified under section 209E-9, subject to the state corporate or individual income tax under chapter 235, and is engaged in an eligible business activity as defined in this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Qualified person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, or any public agency, possessing the competence, expertise, experience, and resources, including financial, personnel, and tangible resources, required for the purposes of the project and such other qualifications as may be deemed desirable by the development corporation in administering this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206J-2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rank: means the order of precedence among members of the state military forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted with a level of diligence appropriate to the seriousness and urgency of a patient's health care needs, and willing and able to act in a timely manner considering the urgency of the patient's health care needs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Recycled oil: means used oil that has been prepared for reuse as a petroleum product by refining, reclaiming, reprocessing or other means provided that the preparation or use is operationally safe, environmentally sound and complies with all laws, rules, and regulations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1302
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Request for proposals: means all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, soliciting providers to submit a detailed plan to provide health or human services to the public, on behalf of a state agency. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • SBA: means the Small Business Administration of the United States Government. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 210-1
  • Scope of service: means any description of the type of activity, including but not limited to, number served, outcomes being sought, target group, and geographic area in which the activity takes place. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • Service business: means any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship that repairs ships, aircraft, or assisted technology equipment, provides telecommunication services, information technology design and production services, medical and health care services, or education and training services as defined in this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • 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.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • State: means the State of Hawaii. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 206-1
  • State building construction: means any building construction project or program initiated by a state agency or requiring the use of state funds. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 107-21
  • State judge advocate: means the commissioned officer responsible for supervising the administration of the military justice in the state military forces. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • State military forces: means the national guard of the State, as defined in section 101(3) of title 32, United States Code, the organized naval militia of the State, and any other military force organized under the laws of the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 124A-1
  • 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.
  • Supervising health-care provider: means the primary physician or the physician's designee, or the health-care provider or the provider's designee who has undertaken primary responsibility for an individual's health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Surrogate: means an individual, other than a patient's agent or guardian, authorized under this chapter to make a health-care decision or to act as a medicaid authorized representative for the patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 327E-2
  • Telecommunication services: means terrestrial (copper and optical fiber cable) and satellite information delivery systems, switching systems, ground stations, and call centers, but not consumer services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 209E-2
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Treatment: means services to individuals and families by health or social work professionals which attempt to alleviate physical or mental illness or behavioral problems, including but not limited to, medical treatment, counseling, physical, occupational and other therapeutic services, and referral and case management services for medical treatment, counseling, and other therapeutic services. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103F-102
  • 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.
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Virgin oil: means oil which has been refined from crude oil and which has not been used or contaminated with impurities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-1302