Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 451K – Genetic Counselors
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 451K - Genetic Counselors
- Active candidate status: means documentation of eligibility to take the American Board of Genetic Counseling or its equivalent certification examinations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-1
- Administrator: means the person in charge of a public or private hospital. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- 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.
- 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
- Community mental health center: means one or more facilities which alone or in conjunction with other facilities, public or private, are part of a coordinated program providing a variety of mental health services principally for persons residing in a community or communities in or near which the center is located. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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.
- county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
- Court: means any duly constituted court and includes proceedings, hearings of per diem judges as authorized by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-1
- Director: means the director of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Director: means the director of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-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.
- 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.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Genetic counseling practice: includes :
(1) Obtaining and interpreting individual, family, medical, developmental, and reproductive histories;
(2) Determining the mode of inheritance and risk of transmission of genetic conditions and birth defects;
(3) Discussing the inheritance, features, natural history, means of diagnosis, and management of these conditions;
(4) Identifying, coordinating, interpreting, and explaining genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies;
(5) Assessing psychological factors and recognizing social, educational, and cultural issues related to having or being at risk for genetic conditions;
(6) Evaluating the client's or family's responses to the genetic condition or risk of having the genetic condition, and providing client-centered counseling and anticipatory guidance;
(7) Communicating information to their clients in an understandable manner;
(8) Facilitating informed decision-making about testing, treatment, and management;
(9) Identifying and effectively using community resources that provide medical, educational, financial, and psychosocial support and advocacy; and
(10) Providing accurate written documentation of medical, genetic, and counseling information for families and health care professionals. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-1
- Genetic counselor: means a person licensed under this chapter who engages in genetic counseling practice. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-1
- 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.
- 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.
- Licensed genetic counselor: means an individual who holds a license in good standing to practice genetic counseling under this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 451K-1
- Mental health: means a state of social, psychological, and physical well-being, with capacity to function effectively in a variety of social roles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Patient: means a person under observation, care, or treatment at a psychiatric facility. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Psychiatric facility: means a public or private hospital or part thereof which provides inpatient or outpatient care, custody, diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation services for mentally ill persons or for persons habituated to the excessive use of drugs or alcohol or for intoxicated persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, out-patient, intermediate, domiciliary, and inpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, and other special services which may be extended to handicapped persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1