Chapter 1.1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Possession of Certain Drugs and Other Health Care Items
Chapter 3 Licensure of Hospices
Chapter 4 Hospice License Fees
Chapter 4.5 Perinatal Hospice
Chapter 4.7 Palliative Care
Chapter 5 Penalties, Enforcement Actions, and Grievance Procedures
Chapter 6 Criminal History of Hospice Owners, Operators, Employees, and Volunteers
Chapter 7 Disclosure Requirements

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 16 > Article 25 - Hospice Programs

  • 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.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • community based palliative care: means patient centered and family focused palliative care that is provided in a location that the patient considers to be the patient's home. See Indiana Code 16-25-4.7-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • continuous process improvement: means a management methodology that combines tools to improve process speed and reduce waste with data driven project analysis to provide products and services with improved quality at lower cost. See Indiana Code 4-3-26-1
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • executive state agency: refers to any agency, authority, board, bureau, commission, department, division, office, or other unit of state government in the executive, including the administrative, department of state government established by any of the following:

    Indiana Code 4-3-26-2

  • government information: refers to any information created, received, maintained, or stored by or otherwise in the control of a governmental entity, regardless of the form or the media on which the information is recorded. See Indiana Code 4-3-26-7
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • lethal fetal anomaly: means a fetal condition diagnosed before birth that, if the pregnancy results in a live birth, will with reasonable certainty result in the death of the child not more than three (3) months after the child's birth. See Indiana Code 16-25-4.5-2
  • MPH: refers to the management performance hub established by section 8 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-3-26-3
  • OMB: refers to the office of management and budget established by IC 4-3-22-3. See Indiana Code 4-3-26-4
  • palliative care: means patient centered and family focused medical care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering caused by a medical illness or a physical injury or condition that substantially affects a patient's quality of life. See Indiana Code 16-25-4.7-2
  • 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.
  • perinatal hospice: means the provision of comprehensive, supportive care to a pregnant woman and her family beginning with the diagnosis of a lethal fetal anomaly and continuing through the live birth and death of the woman's child as a result of the lethal fetal anomaly. See Indiana Code 16-25-4.5-3
  • person: means an individual or entity that is not described in section 2(a) of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-3-26-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5