§ 311.1911 Definitions for KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959
§ 311.1913 Application of KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959
§ 311.1915 Who may make anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 311.1917 Manner of making anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 311.1919 Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 311.1921 Refusal to make anatomical gift — Effect of refusal
§ 311.1923 Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment, or revocation
§ 311.1925 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 311.1927 Manner of making, amending, or revoking anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 311.1929 Persons that may receive anatomical gift — Purpose of anatomical gift
§ 311.1931 Search and notification
§ 311.1933 Delivery of document of gift not required — Right to examine
§ 311.1935 Rights and duties of procurement organization and others
§ 311.1937 Coordination of procurement and use
§ 311.1939 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited
§ 311.1941 Other prohibited acts
§ 311.1943 Immunity for persons acting in accordance with KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959, anatomical gift laws of another state, or in good faith
§ 311.1945 Law governing validity of document of gift — Choice of law — Presumption of validity
§ 311.1947 Statewide electronic registry for organ and tissue donations — Collaboration among agencies — Strategies for operation
§ 311.1949 Effect of anatomical gift or advance health-care directive
§ 311.1951 Cooperation among medical examiner, coroner, and tissue procurement organizations
§ 311.1953 Facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent whose body is under jurisdiction of the medical examiner or coroner
§ 311.1955 Uniformity of application and construction of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959
§ 311.1957 Relation of KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959 to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
§ 311.1959 Short title for KRS 311.1911 to 311.1959
§ 311.1961 Removal of cornea or corneal tissue from decedent whose death defined as a coroner’s case — Conditions — Who may remove
§ 311.1963 Family of donor not financially liable for cost of evaluation of donor organ suitability or retrieval of organ
§ 311.250 Itinerant medical company to obtain license — Fee
§ 311.260 Itinerant doctors not to register or practice
§ 311.271 Preliminary educational requirements for practitioners of healing arts
§ 311.275 Request to expunge minor violations from permanent record — Administrative regulations
§ 311.281 Testing of organs, skin, or other human tissue for HIV and other communicable diseases, with informed consent
§ 311.282 Disclosure or failure to disclose confidential information under specified circumstances not to create civil or criminal liability
§ 311.300 Professor of medical college may procure dead bodies
§ 311.310 Bond filed with county clerk — Fee
§ 311.320 Use of bodies
§ 311.330 Relatives or friends of deceased to be notified — Time within which body may not be used
§ 311.340 Burial after dissection
§ 311.350 College to keep record of bodies
§ 311.375 Conditions governing use of title “Doctor” or “Dr.” — Penalty
§ 311.376 Construction of KRS 311.375
§ 311.377 Waiver of claim for damages by applicant for or grantee of staff privileges — Records confidential — Exceptions — Federal immunity provisions
§ 311.378 Warning of dangers of drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy to be posted — Penalty
§ 311.379 In-service training for persons licensed or certified by board on child sexual abuse
§ 311.380 Definitions for KRS 311.390 to 311.510
§ 311.390 Scope and application of law — Exemptions
§ 311.400 License required
§ 311.410 State Board of Podiatry — Qualifications, terms of members — Officers — Powers — Meetings — Immunity
§ 311.420 Examinations — Qualifications — National board examinations — Fees — Issuance of licenses — Expenses of board members — Rules and regulations
§ 311.440 Registration of licenses
§ 311.450 Expiration date of licenses — Renewal — Delinquent licensees — Penalty — Deposit and use of fees
§ 311.460 Practice under own name — Titles that may be used
§ 311.470 Display of licenses — Advertising
§ 311.475 Reciprocal licensure
§ 311.480 Grounds for denial, refusal to renew, suspension, probation or revocation of license
§ 311.490 Hearing to revoke, suspend, probate, or refuse to renew license — Violation may be enjoined — Enforcement — Appeal
§ 311.495 County and Commonwealth’s attorneys to prosecute violations — Powers of investigators and others
§ 311.500 Record of revocation or suspension
§ 311.530 State Board of Medical Licensure — Membership
§ 311.535 Terms — Expiration
§ 311.540 Meetings — Officers — Compensation
§ 311.545 Contract with other state agencies — Records — Annual report to Governor
§ 311.550 Definitions for KRS 311.530 to 311.620 and 311.990(4) to (6)
§ 311.555 Legislative declaration of policy — Standards for judicial review
§ 311.560 Prohibition against practice of medicine or osteopathy without license — Exceptions
§ 311.565 Powers and functions of board — Fees — Fines — Guidelines and training for allegations of sexual misconduct by professionals
§ 311.566 Restrictions on board’s requirements for licensure
§ 311.571 Qualifications for licenses — Exception in extraordinary circumstances
§ 311.572 Order to show cause — Hearing
§ 311.575 Issuance and cancellation of temporary permit — Notice — Application of temporary permit fees upon regular license fee
§ 311.580 Forms of licenses and permits
§ 311.586 Report to board of physician’s address — Notice of change of address
§ 311.590 Falsification of statement, forgery of documents, dishonesty, fraud, deceit, collusion, or conspiracy concerning licensure prohibited
§ 311.591 Inquiry and hearing panels — Grievances — Review by inquiry panel — Complaints — Hearing by hearing panel — Final order — Discipline — Release of information — Privacy
§ 311.592 Emergency order suspending, limiting, or restricting license — Hearing
§ 311.593 Judicial review of orders of board
§ 311.594 Probation or indefinite restriction or limitation– Inquiry relating to violation — Motion to revoke probation or indefinite restriction or limitation– Hearing — Order
§ 311.595 Denial, probation, suspension, or revocation of licenses
§ 311.597 Acts declared to constitute dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct
§ 311.5975 Duty of treating physician utilizing telehealth to insure patient’s informed consent and maintain confidentiality — Board to promulgate administrative regulations
§ 311.599 Mental or physical examination of physician — Effect of failure to submit to examination — Opportunity to have license renewed
§ 311.601 Adoption of administrative regulations — Continuing education requirements
§ 311.602 Request to board for opinion on actions which might constitute unacceptable conduct
§ 311.603 Immunity for official acts
§ 311.604 Clinical competency examination and skills assessment program — Demonstration of competency to resume practice
§ 311.605 Reports of violations — Enforcement powers of agents of board — Injunctions
§ 311.606 Medical association, hospital, or its medical staff to report actions taken against licensed physicians — Violations to be reported by physicians — Reports by court clerks
§ 311.607 Petition for new license two years after revocation — Probation period
§ 311.610 Deposit and use of fees
§ 311.615 Continuation of existing licenses — Limitation of authority
§ 311.616 Impaired physicians program
§ 311.619 Confidentiality and privileged status of program’s records
§ 311.6191 Nonliability of persons who furnish information to program
§ 311.620 Short title
§ 311.6201 Definitions for KRS 311.6201 and 311.6202
§ 311.6202 Receipt of primary care services under direct primary care membership agreement
§ 311.6208 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
§ 311.621 Definitions for KRS 311.621 to 311.643
§ 311.6225 Medical order for scope of treatment (MOST) form — Eligible persons — Scope — Effect
§ 311.623 Living will directive or medical order for scope of treatment — Eligible persons — Scope — Effect — Recognition of person’s desire not to be resuscitated
§ 311.6231 Court-appointed fiduciary bound by terms of grantor’s advance directive — Power of surrogate to act
§ 311.625 Form of living will directive
§ 311.627 Revocation
§ 311.629 Powers of health care surrogate
§ 311.631 Responsible parties authorized to make health care decisions
§ 311.633 Notification to attending physician and health care facility of existing advance directive or medical order for scope of treatment — Effect of refusal to comply — Unlawful discriminatory practices
§ 311.635 Exemptions from criminal prosecution and civil liability — Exceptions — Presumption of voluntary and valid execution
§ 311.637 Withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment under KRS 311.621 to 311.643 not to constitute suicide — Effect on insurance or health care coverage — Directives made outside KRS 311.621 to 311.643
§ 311.639 Mercy killing not condoned, authorized, or approved
§ 311.641 Civil liability and criminal penalty for falsification or destruction of advance directive
§ 311.643 Short title for KRS 311.621 to 311.643
§ 311.645 Definitions for KRS 311.645 to 311.647
§ 311.646 Prescription epinephrine auto-injectors
§ 311.647 Immunity from civil liability for rendering emergency care or treatment with epinephrine auto-injector
§ 311.665 Legislative intent for use of automated external defibrillators
§ 311.666 Definitions for KRS 311.665 to 311.669
§ 311.667 Requirements for person or entity acquiring an automated external defibrillator
§ 311.668 Immunity from civil liability for user of automated external defibrillator — Exemption from KRS 311.667 for Good Samaritan
§ 311.669 Professionals to whom KRS 311.665 to 311.669 does not apply — Licensing boards may require continuing education and training
§ 311.671 Applicability of KRS 311.671 to 311.686
§ 311.672 Definitions for 311.671 to 311.686
§ 311.673 Administration regulations — Acupuncture Advisory Committee — Membership — Meetings — Duties
§ 311.674 Licensure as an acupuncturist — Approval and denial of applications — Renewal — Reciprocity
§ 311.676 Requirement for use of designation and display of license — Prohibited activities — Penalties
§ 311.677 Persons and activities not regulated by KRS 311.671 to 311.686
§ 311.678 Required disclosure to patients — Informed consent
§ 311.679 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
§ 311.680 Written plan governing consultation with patients and medical emergencies — Treatment of patients with serious disorders or conditions — Administrative regulations
§ 311.681 Renewal of license — Grace period — Termination, suspension, revocation, and reinstatement of license
§ 311.682 Continuing education requirements
§ 311.683 Application for license of inactive status — Reactivation
§ 311.684 Revocation of license — Written admonishment — Other disciplinary proceedings
§ 311.685 Hearing required before imposition of sanctions — Right to hearing and appeal — Petition for reissuance of revoked license — Probation — Decisions of board not subject to judicial review
§ 311.686 Emergency order suspending, limiting, or restricting license — Complaint and hearing — Procedural rules for hearing — Emergency order invalid after issuance of final order
§ 311.690 Definitions for KRS 311.690 to 311.700
§ 311.691 Prohibition against practicing genetic counseling without valid license
§ 311.693 Nonapplicability of KRS 311.690 to 311.700 to specified circumstances
§ 311.695 Who may be licensed as genetic counselor — Temporary license
§ 311.697 Expiration, renewal, and reinstatement of license
§ 311.699 Powers of board regarding genetic counselors — Administrative regulations — Kentucky Genetic Counselors Advisory Committee — Duties
§ 311.700 Disciplinary actions regarding licenses
§ 311.710 Legislative findings
§ 311.715 Use of public agency funds for abortion prohibited — Use of public medical facilities for in-vitro fertilization permitted — Order of priority for awarding federal family planning funds upon repeal of federal regulations that bar prioritizing reci
§ 311.720 Definitions for KRS 311.710 to 311.820 and other laws
§ 311.723 When physician may perform abortion — Guidelines
§ 311.724 Informed consent given in “individual, private setting.”
§ 311.725 Requirement of voluntary and informed written consent for abortion — Cabinet’s duty to produce and make available informational materials — Abortions in medical emergencies
§ 311.727 Requirement for performance and explanation of obstetric ultrasound and ascultation of fetal heartbeat prior to abortion — Exception for medical emergency or necessity
§ 311.728 Physician must be physically present with patient to perform or induce abortion — Use of telehealth prohibited
§ 311.731 Prohibition against sex-, race-, color-, national origin-, or disability-based abortion — Certification to Vital Statistics Branch — Revocation of license — Action for damages — Severability
§ 311.732 Performance of abortion upon a minor — Definitions — Consent requirement — Petition in District or Circuit Court — Medical emergencies
§ 311.733 Severability
§ 311.735 Notice to spouse — Exceptions — Civil remedies
§ 311.750 Performance by other than licensed physician prohibited
§ 311.760 Minimum standards for performance of abortion
§ 311.765 Prohibition against partial-birth abortion
§ 311.770 Restriction on use of saline method
§ 311.7701 Definitions for KRS 311.7701 to 311.7711
§ 311.7702 Findings and declarations
§ 311.7703 Application of KRS 311.7704, 311.7705, and 311.7706
§ 311.7704 Determination of fetal heartbeat — Medical records — Option to view or hear heartbeat — Administrative regulations — Persons not in violation
§ 311.7705 Prohibition against performing or inducing abortion before determining whether fetal heartbeat exists — Exceptions — Written notation — Persons not in violation
§ 311.7706 Prohibition against performing or inducing abortion if fetal heartbeat detected — Exceptions — Written declaration — Persons not in violation
§ 311.7707 Written document regarding purpose of abortion — Retention of records
§ 311.7708 Drugs, devices, and chemicals designed for contraceptive purposes
§ 311.7709 Civil action for wrongful death of unborn child — Damages, costs, fees — Defense
§ 311.7710 Inspection of facilities to determine compliance with reporting requirements
§ 311.7711 Effect of court order suspending enforcement — Application to court concerning constitutionality or injunction — Severability
§ 311.772 Prohibition against intentional termination of life of an unborn human being — Definitions — When section takes effect — Penalties not to apply to pregnant woman — Contraception — Appropriation of Medicaid funds
§ 311.774 Report on prescriptions for drug or drugs to induce abortion — Information on potential reversal of effect of drugs to be included with prescription — Complications to be reported to Vital Statistics Branch
§ 311.780 Prohibition of abortion after viability — Exceptions
§ 311.781 Definitions for KRS 311.781 to 311.786
§ 311.782 Prohibition against performing or inducing abortion when probable post-fertilization age of unborn child is twenty weeks or more — Affirmative defenses — Penalties for violation
§ 311.783 Required determination of unborn child’s probable post-fertilization age prior to abortion — Penalty for violation
§ 311.784 Authorized civil action for violation of KRS 311.782
§ 311.785 Kentucky pain-capable unborn child protection litigation fund
§ 311.786 Construction of KRS 213.101, 311.595, 311.781 to 311.786, 311.990, and 413.140
§ 311.787 Prohibit certain abortion procedures when the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 11 weeks or greater, except in the case of a medical emergency — Penalty not to apply to pregnant woman — Class D felony
§ 311.790 Issuance of birth and death certificates for live-born child after attempted abortion
§ 311.800 Abortions in publicly owned hospital or health care facility prohibited — Exception — Injunction to enforce compliance — Abortions in private hospital or health care facility — Unlawful discriminatory practices
§ 311.810 Discrimination for refusal to submit to abortion prohibited
§ 311.820 Abortion referral or counseling agency not to charge fee — Penalty
§ 311.830 Severability
§ 311.840 Definitions for KRS 311.840 to 311.862
§ 311.842 Administrative regulations — Physicians Assistant Advisory Committee — Physician assistant students
§ 311.844 Licensing of physician assistants — Requirements — Endorsement from other state — Renewal of license — Prescription and administration of controlled substances
§ 311.846 Examination — Educational and training programs
§ 311.848 Medical emergency — Approval of additional physician assistants — Emergency permit
§ 311.850 Discipline of physician assistants
§ 311.851 Physical or mental examination may be required
§ 311.852 Emergency order issued by inquiry panel suspending, limiting, or restricting license
§ 311.854 Approval of supervising physician — Requirements — Application — Number of assistants — Restrictions on practice and supervision
§ 311.856 Duties of supervising physician — Definitions
§ 311.858 Services and procedures that may be performed by physician assistant — Restrictions
§ 311.860 Services performed in location separate from supervising physician — Nonseparate location — Definition and exceptions
§ 311.862 Practice as anesthesiology assistant
§ 311.864 Definitions for KRS 311.864 to 311.890
§ 311.866 Certification requirement — When not required
§ 311.868 Advisory Committee for Surgical Assistants
§ 311.870 Administrative regulations and records
§ 311.872 Public interest information
§ 311.874 Investigations and disciplinary procedures
§ 311.876 Duty to report violations — Immunity from civil liability
§ 311.878 Application for certification — Eligibility
§ 311.880 Out-of-state applicants
§ 311.882
§ 311.884 Fees for use in administering provisions of KRS 311.864 to 311.890
§ 311.886 Renewal of surgical assistant certificate
§ 311.888 No authorization to practice medicine or registered nursing — No condition for reimbursement
§ 311.890 Revocation, suspension, denial, declination to renew, limitation, restriction of certification — Fines, reprimands, probation
§ 311.900 Definitions for KRS 311.900 to 311.928
§ 311.901 Administrative regulations for licensed athletic trainers — Educational requirements — Kentucky Athletic Trainers Advisory Council
§ 311.903 Prohibited services by licensed athletic trainers — Responsibilities and duties of licensed athletic trainers — Administrative regulations — Prohibited billing
§ 311.905 Requirements to be licensed as an athletic trainer — Exception to requirements — Inactive status — Automatic licensure
§ 311.909 Disciplinary measures by the board — Grounds — Procedures
§ 311.911 Inquiry panel powers
§ 311.928 Limitation on construction of KRS 311.900 to 311.928
§ 311.935 Preparation of standardized written summary of information on alternatives in treatment of breast cancer — Distribution to patients
§ 311.990 Penalties
§ 311.992 Penalty for violation of KRS 311.715

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 311 - Physicians, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, and Related Medical Practitioners

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • any other state: includes any state, territory, outlying possession, the District of Columbia, and any foreign government or country. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: means an authorization by the General Assembly to expend, from public funds, a sum of money not in excess of the sum specified, for the purposes specified in the authorization and under the procedure prescribed in KRS Chapter 48. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney: means attorney-at-law. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of 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
  • Business trust: includes , except when utilized in KRS Chapter 386, a "statutory trust" as organized under KRS Chapter 386A. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Certified mail: means any method of governmental, commercial, or electronic delivery that allows a document or package to have proof of:
    (a) Sending the document or package. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • City: includes town. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Company: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: may extend and be applied to any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Directors: when applied to corporations, includes managers or trustees. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Federal: refers to the United States. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • 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.
  • Foreign: when applied to a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, business trust, statutory trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Late-payment fee: The fee that will be imposed when your payment is late. Source: Federal Reserve
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means calendar month. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Owner: when applied to any animal, means any person having a property interest in such animal. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Partnership: includes both general and limited partnerships. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public funds: means sums actually received in cash or negotiable instruments from all sources unless otherwise described by any state agency, state- owned corporation, university, department, cabinet, fiduciary for the benefit of any form of state organization, authority, board, bureau, interstate compact, commission, committee, conference, council, office, or any other form of organization whether or not the money has ever been paid into the Treasury and whether or not the money is still in the Treasury if the money is controlled by any form of state organization, except for those funds the management of which is to be reported to the Legislative Research Commission pursuant to KRS 42. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Registered mail: means any governmental, commercial, or electronic method of delivery that allows a document or package to have:
    (a) Its chain of custody recorded in a register to enable its location to be tracked. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Violate: includes failure to comply with. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010