Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 4 > Article 30
- access practice agreement: means an agreement that:
Indiana Code 25-13-3-2
- access practice dentist: means a licensed dentist who is licensed under Indiana Code 25-13-3-3
- advisory group: refers to the Article V convention delegate advisory group established by section 2 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 2-8.2-5-1
- 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.
- affiliate: means any person who directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of another person. See Indiana Code 4-33-23-1
- Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
- Agency: refers to the Indiana professional licensing agency under Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- anesthesiologist assistant: means an individual who:
Indiana Code 25-3.7-1-1
- Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- 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.
- Appraisal: A determination of property value.
- approved organization: means the following:
Indiana Code 25-13-2-2
- Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Auction: means a sale transaction conducted by means of oral or written exchanges between an auctioneer and the members of the auctioneer's audience, which exchanges consist of a series of invitations for offers for the purchase of goods or real estate made by the auctioneer and offers to purchase made by members of the audience and culminate in the acceptance by the auctioneer of the highest or most favorable offer made by a member of the participating audience. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Auction company: means any person or persons who, as a part of its business, arranges, manages, sponsors, advertises, or carries out auctions. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Auctioneer: means an individual who is engaged in, or who by advertising or otherwise holds the individual out as being available to engage in, the calling for, the recognition of, and the acceptance of offers for the purchase of goods or real estate at an auction. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
- 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: refers to the medical licensing board of Indiana. See Indiana Code 25-3.7-1-2
- Board: means the board of chiropractic examiners under section 1. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
- Board: means the state board of dentistry established by Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- board: shall be construed to mean the board of registration for architects and landscape architects. See Indiana Code 25-4-1-22
- board: means the board of registration for architects and landscape architects as established under Indiana Code 25-4-2-1
- board: refers to the state board of dentistry established under Indiana Code 25-14-3-3
- board: refers to the Indiana state board of health facility administrators. See Indiana Code 25-19-1-1
- boxing: means the art of attack and defense with the fists, or feet in the case of kickboxing, practiced as a sport. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-1
- branch location: means a physical structure:
Indiana Code 25-15-2-3.5
- capital project: refers to a capital project to which the general assembly has appropriated money from the build Indiana fund by project name, name of an eligible recipient, or other description of the capital project. See Indiana Code 4-30-17-4.1
- Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
- Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
- Chiropractic: means the examination, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of human ailments and conditions of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment or manipulation of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulation, including other incidental means of adjustments of the spinal column, extremities, and musculoskeletal soft tissues of the body without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
- chiropractic management consultant: means any person doing business in Indiana for the purpose of offering consulting services to chiropractors regarding the administration and operation of their practice. See Indiana Code 25-10-2-1
- Chiropractor: means any person who is qualified under this chapter to practice the science of chiropractic. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
- claim: means any obligation for the payment of money or its equivalent and any sum or sums owed or due or asserted to be owed or due to another, for which any person may be employed to demand payment and to collect or enforce payment thereof. See Indiana Code 25-11-1-1
- Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- collection agency: means and includes all persons engaging directly or indirectly and as a primary or secondary object, business, or pursuit, in soliciting claims for collection, or in the collection of claims owed or due or asserted to be owed or due to another, including child support arrearages under Indiana Code 25-11-1-1
- Commission: means the Indiana auctioneer commission. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- committee: means the dental recruitment committee established by section 4 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 25-14-5-1
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- confidential information: means information related to the play of paid fantasy sports games by game participants obtained solely as a result of or by virtue of a person's employment. See Indiana Code 4-33-24-3
- Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
- continuing education course: means an orderly process of instruction designed to directly enhance the practicing dental hygienist's knowledge and skill in providing relevant dental hygiene services that is approved by an approved organization. See Indiana Code 25-13-2-3
- continuing education course: means an orderly process of instruction designed to directly enhance the practicing dentist's knowledge and skill in providing relevant dentist services that is approved by an approved organization. See Indiana Code 25-14-3-4
- 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.
- courtesy card: means a special permit issued by the board to funeral directors licensed in states that border Indiana. See Indiana Code 25-15-10-1
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Dental hygienist: means one who is especially educated and trained in the science and art of maintaining the dental health of the individual or community through prophylactic or preventive measures applied to the teeth and adjacent structures. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- dentist: means an individual who holds a license to practice dentistry in Indiana issued under Indiana Code 25-14-2-1
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- 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.
- development agreement: means the written agreement or group of written agreements that:
Indiana Code 4-33-23-2
- development provider: means :
Indiana Code 4-33-23-3
- Direct supervision: means that a licensed dentist is physically present in the facility when patient care is provided by the dental hygienist. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- 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:
- division: refers to the paid fantasy sports division established by section 11 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-33-24-4
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- economic development payment: means monetary disbursement paid under a development agreement that is:
Indiana Code 4-33-23-4
- Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
- eligible recipient: means the following:
Indiana Code 4-30-17-2
- Employer dentist: means a proprietor dentist who employs at least one (1) dental hygienist to supplement the proprietor dentist's dental service to the proprietor dentist's clientele. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- employment agency: as used in this chapter , means any person, firm, limited liability company, or corporation, who for hire or with a view to profit, shall undertake or offer to secure employment or help through the medium of card, circular, pamphlet, or any medium whatsoever, or through the display of a sign or bulletin, offer to secure employment or help, or give information as to where employment or help may be secured. See Indiana Code 25-16-1-11
- 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
- Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
- 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.
- examination: includes the repetition of an examination by a person who did not receive a satisfactory grade (as defined by Indiana Code 25-8-13-1
- Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- 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.
- fund: refers to the athletic fund created by this section. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-9
- fund: refers to the Indiana dental recruitment fund established by section 5 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 25-14-5-2
- funeral services: means :
Indiana Code 25-15-2-17
- game operator: means a person who:
Indiana Code 4-33-24-5
- game participant: means an individual who participates in a paid fantasy sports game offered by a game operator. See Indiana Code 4-33-24-6
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- GIS: refers to the geographic information system maintained by the office that contains the following information:
Indiana Code 3-3-4-3
- Goods: means any goods, wares, chattels, merchandise, or other personal property, including domestic animals and farm products. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
- 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 facility: means any institution or facility defined as such for licensing under Indiana Code 25-19-1-1
- health facility administrator: means a natural person who administers, manages, supervises, or is in general administrative charge of a licensed health facility whether such individual has an ownership interest in the health facility and whether the person's functions and duties are shared with one (1) or more individuals. See Indiana Code 25-19-1-1
- in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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.
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
- Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
- 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
- Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
- landscape architecture: means the practice of professional services such as consultation, investigation, reconnaissance, research, planning, design, or responsible supervision to develop land areas for the dominant purpose of preserving, enhancing, or determining:
Indiana Code 25-4-2-1
- 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
- License: means the license to practice dental hygiene issued by the state board of dentistry to dental hygienist candidates who satisfactorily pass the board's examinations. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- license: means a license to practice dentistry under Indiana Code 25-14-3-5
- license period: means the two (2) year period beginning on March 2, 1992, and every two (2) years thereafter. See Indiana Code 25-13-2-4
- license period: means the two (2) year period beginning on March 2, 1992, and every two (2) years thereafter. See Indiana Code 25-14-3-6
- Licensed dentist: refers to a dentist licensed under Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- licensed facility: means any of the following:
Indiana Code 4-33-24-7
- licensee: means any of the following:
Indiana Code 4-33-24-8
- Licensee: means any person licensed under this article and, in the case of an auction company, includes the person required to obtain a license for such auction company. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Licensing agency: means the Indiana professional licensing agency established by Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- matchmaker: means a person who, under contract, agreement, or other arrangement with a boxer, acts as a booker, an agent, a booking agent, or a representative to secure:
Indiana Code 4-33-22-4
- minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- minority: means an individual identified as any of the following:
Indiana Code 25-14-5-2.5
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- mixed martial arts: means the unarmed physical confrontation of persons involving the use, subject to limitations as established by the commission, of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including grappling, kicking, and striking. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-2
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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 "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- 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.
- Organization: means a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a trust (specifically including a business trust), a firm, an association, or any other form of business enterprise which is owned by two (2) or more individuals. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- paid fantasy sports game: means any fantasy or simulation sports game or contest that meets the following conditions:
Indiana Code 4-33-24-9
- 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 any association, corporation, limited liability company, fiduciary, individual, joint stock company, joint venture, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other private legal entity. See Indiana Code 4-33-24-10
- Person: means an organization or an individual. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- person: means any individual, firm, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. See Indiana Code 25-11-1-1
- Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
- Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
- practitioner: means an individual registered as a landscape architect under this chapter. See Indiana Code 25-4-2-1
- Prescriptive supervision: means that a licensed dentist is not required to be physically present in the facility when patient care is provided by the dental hygienist if:
Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
- Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Probate: Proving a will
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- professional boxer: means a person who competes for money, teaches, pursues, or assists in the practice of boxing as a means to obtain a livelihood or pecuniary gain. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-3
- promoter: means the person primarily responsible for organizing, promoting, and producing a professional boxing or sparring, professional unarmed combat, or professional wrestling match, contest, or exhibition. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-6
- Proprietor dentist: means a licensed dentist who is the owner and operator of the dental office in which the licensed dentist practices the profession of dentistry and who employs at least one (1) licensed dentist or dental hygienist to supplement the licensed dentist's operation and conduct of the licensed dentist's dental office. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- Public health setting: means a location, including a mobile health care vehicle, where the public is invited for health care, information, and services by a program sponsored or endorsed by a governmental entity or charitable organization. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Real estate: means any right, title, or interest in real property, including fixtures. See Indiana Code 25-6.1-1-3
- real property: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
- 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.
- Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
- Screening: means to identify and assess the health of the hard or soft tissues of the human oral cavity. See Indiana Code 25-13-1-2
- Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
- sparring: means combat in which participants intend to and actually:
Indiana Code 4-33-22-5
- specified recipient: means a person that is named in a development agreement that:
Indiana Code 4-33-23-5
- study club: means a group of at least five (5) dental hygienists who do the following:
Indiana Code 25-13-2-5
- study club: means a group of at least five (5) dentists who do the following:
Indiana Code 25-14-3-7
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- tanning device: means equipment that meets the following conditions:
Indiana Code 25-8-15.4-3
- tanning facility: means a facility that provides persons with access to a tanning device. See Indiana Code 25-8-15.4-4
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
- unarmed combat: means the practice, or any related practice, of mixed martial arts or martial arts. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-7
- unarmed competitor: means a person who engages in an unarmed combat match, contest, exhibition, or performance. See Indiana Code 4-33-22-8
- underserved area: means a county, city, town, census tract, or township designated by the state department of health under Indiana Code 25-14-5-3
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- unspecified recipient: means a person that is not named in a development agreement that receives a disbursement of money from a specified recipient. See Indiana Code 4-33-23-6
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
- Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5