Sections
Part I Selection and Service 612-1 – 612-27
Part II Grand Jury Counsel and Proceedings 612-51 – 612-60

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 612

  • Abuse: means the misuse of a substance or the use of a substance to an extent deemed deleterious or detrimental to the user, to others, or to society. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Administer: means the direct application of a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:

         (1)  A practitioner (or, in the practitioner's presence or at the practitioner's direction, by a licensed or registered health care professional acting as the practitioner's authorized agent), or

         (2)  The patient or research subject at the direction or in the presence of the practitioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1

  • Administrator: means the administrator of the narcotics enforcement division of the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Central repository: means a central repository established under section 329-102. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Circuit: refers to a judicial circuit, as specified in section 603-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Court: means the circuit and district courts of this State, and includes, when the context requires, any judge of the court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Designated state agency: means the narcotics enforcement division, department of public safety. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Disability: means the state of having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities, having a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispense: means to deliver a controlled substance to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner, including the administering of a practitioner's controlled substances, and packaging, labeling, or compounding necessary to prepare the substance for that delivery. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Dispenser: means a practitioner who dispenses. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Drug: means :

         (1)  Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them;

         (2)  Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animals;

         (3)  Substances (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals; and

         (4)  Substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in clause (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1

  • Electronic prescription: means a prescription that is generated on an electronic prescription application and transmitted as an electronic data file that complies with all applicable requirements of title 21 Code of Federal Regulations part 1311 and any additional rules adopted by the department. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • 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.
  • Felony: means a crime as defined in section 701-107(2). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Jury wheel: means any physical device or electronic system for the storage of the names or identifying numbers of prospective jurors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Name: when used in connection with prospective jurors, includes identifying numbers of the jurors. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pharmacist: means a person who is licensed or holds a permit under chapter 461 to practice pharmacy, including a pharmacy intern who is under the immediate and direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Practitioner: means :

         (1)  A physician, dentist, veterinarian, scientific investigator, or other person licensed and registered under section 329-32 to distribute, dispense, or conduct research with respect to a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this State;

         (2)  An advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority licensed and registered under section 329-32 to prescribe and administer controlled substances in the course of professional practice in this State; and

         (3)  A pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or to administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1

  • 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
  • Prescriber: means one who is authorized to issue a prescription. 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
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • System: means an electronic prescription accountability system as described in part VIII. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • 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.
  • Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."