§ 15:601 Short title
§ 15:602 Legislative findings and objectives
§ 15:603 For purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
§ 15:604 Powers and duties of state police
§ 15:605 State DNA data base
§ 15:606 State DNA data bank
§ 15:607 State police recommendation of additional offenses
§ 15:608 Procedural compatibility with FBI
§ 15:609 A.(1) A person who is arrested for a felony or other specified offense, including an attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory after the fact of such offenses on or af
§ 15:610 Procedures for withdrawal, collection, and transmission of DNA samples
§ 15:611 Procedures for conduct, disposition, and use of DNA analysis
§ 15:612 DNA data base exchange
§ 15:613 Cancellation of authority to access or exchange DNA records
§ 15:614 A. A person whose DNA record or profile has been included in the data base or data bank pursuant to this Chapter may request that his record or profile be removed on the following gr
§ 15:616 Confidentiality of records
§ 15:617 Disclosure prohibited
§ 15:618 Criminal penalties
§ 15:620 Authority of law enforcement officers
§ 15:621 Prohibition on destruction of evidence; certain cases
§ 15:622 A. As used in this Section:
§ 15:623 A. Within thirty days of receiving a sexual assault collection kit for a reported case involving an unknown suspect, the criminal justice agency shall submit the sexual assault colle
§ 15:624 A.(1) By February fifteenth of each year, each criminal justice agency, including college and university campus police departments, shall report all of the following information for
§ 15:625 A. By February fifteenth of each year, each district attorney or other prosecution agency shall report all of the following information for the prior calendar year to the Louisiana C

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 15 > CODE TITLE XXX > Chapter 6-A

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Base health care facility: means a facility or institution providing health care services, including but not limited to a hospital or other licensed inpatient center, ambulatory surgical or treatment center, skilled nursing facility, inpatient hospice facility, residential treatment center, diagnostic, laboratory, or imaging center, or rehabilitation or other therapeutic health setting that has entered into a contract or agreement with a facility-based physician. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • 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
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • 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.
  • Covered health care services: means health care services that are either covered and payable under the terms of health insurance coverage or required by law to be covered. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Covered person: means a policyholder, subscriber, enrollee, insured, or other individual participating in a health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Emergency medical condition: means a medical condition manifesting itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect that the absence of immediate medical attention would result in serious impairment to bodily functions, serious dysfunction of a bodily organ or part, or would place the person's health or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child, in serious jeopardy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Emergency services: means health care items and services furnished or required to evaluate and treat an emergency medical condition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • Essential community providers: means providers that serve predominantly low-income, medically underserved individuals, including those providers defined in Section 340B(a)(4) of the Public Health Service Act and providers described in Section 1927(c)(1)(D)(i)(IV) of the Social Security Act as set forth by Section 221 of Public Law 111-8. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Facility-based physician: means a physician licensed to practice medicine who is required by the base health care facility to provide services in a base health care facility, including an anesthesiologist, hospitalist, intensivist, neonatologist, pathologist, radiologist, emergency room physician, or other on-call physician, who is required by the base health care facility to provide covered health care services related to any medical condition. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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 benefit plan: means a policy, contract, certificate, or subscriber agreement entered into, offered, or issued by a health insurance issuer to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care facility: means an institution providing health care services or a health care setting, including but not limited to hospitals and other licensed inpatient centers, ambulatory surgical or treatment centers, skilled nursing centers, diagnostic, laboratory and imaging centers, and rehabilitation and other therapeutic health settings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care professional: means a physician or other health care practitioner licensed, certified, or registered to perform specified health care services consistent with state law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health care services: means services, items, supplies, or drugs for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health insurance coverage: means benefits consisting of medical care provided or arranged for directly, through insurance or reimbursement, or otherwise, and includes health care services paid for under any health benefit plan. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Health insurance issuer: means an entity subject to the insurance laws and regulations of this state, or subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner, that contracts or offers to contract, or enters into an agreement to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services, including a sickness and accident insurance company, a health maintenance organization, a preferred provider organization or any similar entity, or any other entity providing a plan of health insurance or health benefits. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Healthcare facility: means an institution providing healthcare services or a healthcare setting, including but not limited to hospitals and other licensed inpatient centers, ambulatory surgical or treatment centers, skilled nursing centers, diagnostic, laboratory, and imaging centers, and rehabilitation and other therapeutic health settings. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Healthcare professional: means a physician or other healthcare practitioner licensed, certified, or registered to perform specified healthcare services consistent with state law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • Healthcare services: means services, items, supplies, or drugs for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1020.1
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • network: means an entity, including a health insurance issuer, that, through contracts or agreements with health care providers, provides or arranges for access by groups of covered persons to health care services by health care providers who are not otherwise or individually contracted directly with a health insurance issuer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • 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.
  • 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 an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint venture, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any similar entity, or any combination thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • provider: means a health care professional or a health care facility. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1019.1
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.