Part I Generally 453-1 – 453-18
Part II Emergency Medical Service Personnel 453-31 – 453-33
Part III Expedited Partner Therapy 453-51 – 453-54

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 453

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • board: means the Hawaii medical board. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 453-5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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
  • Creditor: means a person having any claim, whether matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, absolute, fixed, or contingent. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Doing business: means transacting the business of insurance as defined in section 431:1-215, or operating, whether by mail or otherwise, as an insurer under a license or certificate of authority issued by the insurance division. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • 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.
  • Expedited partner therapy: means the indirect treatment of partners of a patient who has been diagnosed as having a sexually transmitted disease through the dispensing or prescribing of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of the partners to the patient without the physical examination of the partners by a health professional. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 453-51
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guaranty association: means the Hawaii insurance guaranty association created by part I of article 16, the Hawaii life and disability insurance association created by part II of article 16, and any other similar entity now or hereafter created by the legislature of this State for the payment of claims of insolvent insurers. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • 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 professional: means any of the following:

         (1)  A person licensed or otherwise authorized by law to practice medicine or surgery under this chapter and whose scope of practice includes the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases;

         (2)  An advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority under chapter 457 and duly licensed in the State; or

         (3)  For the purpose of dispensing antibiotic therapy under this section, a pharmacist who is licensed or otherwise authorized to engage in the practice of pharmacy under chapter 461. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 453-51

  • insolvent: means :

         (1)  For an insurer issuing only assessable fire insurance policies:

              (A)  The inability to pay any obligation within thirty days after it becomes payable; or

              (B)  If an assessment be made within thirty days after such date, the inability to pay such obligation thirty days following the date specified in the first assessment notice issued after the date of loss pursuant to this code;

         (2)  For any other insurer, that it is unable to pay its obligations when they are due, or when its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus the greater of:

              (A)  Any capital and surplus required by law for its organization; or

              (B)  The total par or stated value of its authorized and issued capital stock; and

         (3)   As to any insurer licensed to do business in this State as of July 1, 1988, who does not meet the standard established under subparagraph (B), the term insolvency or insolvent shall mean, for a period not to exceed three years from July 1, 1988, that it is unable to pay its obligations when they are due or that its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus any required capital contribution ordered by the commissioner under provisions of this code. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103

  • Insurer: means any person who has done, purports to do, is doing or is licensed to do an insurance business, and is or has been subject to the authority of, or to liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization, supervision, or conservation by any insurance commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Receiver: means receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator, or conservator as the context requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • 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.
  • Sexual activity: means sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, or any other intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person's body or of any object into the genital or anal openings of another person's body, but emission of semen is not required. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 453-51
  • Sexually transmitted disease: means chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted diseases that are or may be recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for expedited partner therapy. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 453-51
  • State: means any state, district, or territory of the United States and the Panama Canal Zone. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transfer: means every method, direct or indirect, of disposing of property, of an interest in property, of the possession of property, of fixing a lien upon property, or upon an interest in property, absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, by or without judicial proceedings. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC