Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 329 > Part IX
- Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- A verdict of "not guilty."
- Address: means , with respect to prescriptions, the physical location where an individual resides such as:
(1) Street address, city, and state;
(2) Tax map key number; or
(3) The description of a physical location. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Adequate supply: means an amount of medical cannabis jointly possessed between the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver that is not more than is reasonably necessary to ensure the uninterrupted availability of cannabis for the purpose of alleviating the symptoms or effects of a qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition; provided that an "adequate supply" shall not exceed: ten cannabis plants, whether immature or mature, and four ounces of usable cannabis at any given time. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Advanced practice registered nurse: means an advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority as described in section 457-8. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority: means a person licensed under section 457-8. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- 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.
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- 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
- Caregiver of a qualifying out-of-state patient: means a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody of a qualifying out-of-state patient who is under the age of eighteen years. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- 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.
- Debilitating medical condition: means :
(1) Cancer, glaucoma, lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or the treatment of these conditions;
(2) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
(A) Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
(B) Severe pain;
(C) Severe nausea;
(D) Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
(E) Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease; or
(F) Post-traumatic stress disorder; or
(3) Any other medical condition approved by the department of health pursuant to administrative rules in response to a request from a physician or advanced practice registered nurse or potentially qualifying patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Department: means the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- 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.
- Health care data: means information submitted for outcomes, trends, or cost analysis, and research or informed policy and decision making relating to health care costs, mortality, morbidity, and treatment outcomes including but not limited to the:
(1) Date of admission and date of discharge;
(2) Patient discharge status;
(3) Principal and secondary diagnoses;
(4) Principal and secondary procedures;
(5) Total charge segregated by service, procedures, facility, drugs, and medical supplies used; and
(6) Total payment reimbursed to the health care professional or provider. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 622-51
- Identification number: means , with respect to a patient:
(1) The patient's unique valid driver's license number or state identification card number, followed by the abbreviation of the state issuing the driver's license or state identification card, or the patient's military identification number;
(2) If the patient is a foreign patient, the patient's passport number;
(3) If the patient does not have a valid driver's license, state identification card, or military identification, the patient's social security number;
(4) If the patient is less than eighteen years of age and has none of the identification referred to in paragraph (1), (2), or (3), the unique number on the valid driver's license, state identification card, military identification, or passport of the patient's parent or guardian; or
(5) If the controlled substance is obtained for an animal, the unique number of the animal's owner as described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- 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.
- 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
- Marijuana: means all parts of the plant (genus) Cannabis whether growing or not; the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Medical facility: means a hospital operated by a public entity, a hospital licensed under chapter 321, the office of a medical group practice, a licensed physician's office, or any other type of facility where medical records relating to the care or treatment of a patient are kept. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 622-51
- Medical use: means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, use, distribution, or transportation of cannabis or paraphernalia relating to the administration of cannabis to alleviate the symptoms or effects of a qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition; provided that "medical use" does not include the cultivation or distribution of cannabis or paraphernalia by a qualifying out-of-state patient or the caregiver of a qualifying out-of-state patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Officer: means a public officer, but does not include a person before whom a deposition is being taken. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 622-51
- 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 individual, corporation, government, or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Physician: means a person who is licensed to practice under chapter 453 and is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs and is registered under section 329-32. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Physician assistant: means a person licensed under section 453-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Physician-patient relationship: means the collaborative relationship between physicians and their patients. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Prescribe: means to direct, designate, or order the use of a formula for the preparation of a medicine for a disease or illness and the manner of using them. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Prescription: means an order for medication, which is dispensed to or for an ultimate user. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Primary caregiver: means a person eighteen years of age or older, other than the qualifying patient and the qualifying patient's physician or advanced practice registered nurse, who has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient with respect to the medical use of cannabis. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Probate: Proving a will
- Production: includes the manufacture, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- Qualifying patient: means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse as having a debilitating medical condition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- 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: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any state, district, commonwealth, territory, insular possession thereof, and any area subject to the legal authority of the United States of America. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Usable cannabis: means the dried leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis family Moraceae, and any mixture or preparation thereof, that are appropriate for the medical use of cannabis. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Written certification: means the qualifying patient's medical records or a statement signed by a qualifying patient's physician or advanced practice registered nurse, stating that in the physician's or advanced practice registered nurse's professional opinion, the qualifying patient has a debilitating medical condition and the potential benefits of the medical use of cannabis would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121