Sections
Subpart A The Hospital Licensing Law 40:2100 – 40:2115
Subpart B Review and Approval of Hospital Acquisitions 40:2115.11 – 40:2115.23
Subpart C Emergency Departments 40:2115.31 – 40:2115.33

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 40 > Chapter 11 > Part II - Licensing of Hospitals

  • Advertisement: means any promotion of 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service by means of any radio, television, video or print media, telemarketing, or any other communication promoting a 900 or 976 number, service, or program to consumers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Ambulance service: means any person who through the use of one or more ambulances and certified emergency medical technicians as defined in La. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Carrier: means any company that provides telecommunications transmission services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Center: means any person or organization which, for profit, offers physical fitness services, whether at multiple outlets or a single outlet. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1576
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Coal: means anthracite and bituminous coal, lignite, and any fuel derivative thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Consumer: means a telephone user or end-user who calls or may call a 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conversion: shall mean the voluntary or mandated conversion of industrial and powerplant fuel requirements in the state from natural gas or petroleum to coal or other alternate fuels. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • 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.
  • 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 Natural Resources of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Department: means the Department of Justice. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Department of Energy: means the Department of Energy of the United States. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Exemptions: as used in this Chapter shall mean those criteria established through rules and regulations of the Department of Natural Resources, in accordance with federal law and in coordination with the rules of applicable federal agencies to permit a powerplant or industry, when feasible or in the best interest of the state, to postpone or avoid untimely use of coal or other alternate fuel or conversion of its fuel base from natural gas or petroleum to coal or other alternate fuel. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Health care provider: means a person, partnership, corporation, facility, or institution licensed by this state to provide health care or professional services as a physician, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, optometrist, pharmacist, dietician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or psychologist. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Hospital: means an institution licensed as such by the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Hospital: means any institution, place, building, or agency, public or private, whether for profit or not, with facilities for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons who are suffering from illness, injury, infirmity, or deformity or other physical condition for which obstetrical, medical, or surgical services would be available and appropriate and which operates or is affiliated with facilities for the overnight care, observation, or recovery of those persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • member: means a person who contracts for the use of physical fitness services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1576
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Other alternate fuel: as used in this Chapter shall mean some fuel other than natural gas, coal, and with the exceptions stated in the Federal Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, oil. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Outlet: means a separate location of a center which is not physically connected with another center but which may use the same name or may be operated by the same person or organization. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1576
  • 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.
  • Pay-per-call service: means any passive, interactive, polling, or other similar audiotext service that is accessed through a seven or ten digit telephone number that is provided for a charge to a caller through an exclusive telephone number prefix or service access code. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any character. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, government, political subdivision, or governmental agency. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:4751
  • Person: means the state, and any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association or joint stock association, or the legal successor thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physical fitness services: means facilities or services for the development of physical fitness through exercise or weight control. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1576
  • Powerplant: as used in this Chapter means a stationary electric generating unit consisting of a boiler, gas turbines, or combined cycle unit that produces electricity for sale or exchange or self-generated use. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Project Costs: means all costs necessary for the planning, development, acquisition, construction, extension, or improvement of a revenue bond project, including site acquisition and preparation and installation of utilities, architectural, engineering, supervising, accounting, inspection, legal, and financing fees and costs, preparation of feasibility studies and reports, interest on revenue bonds and notes during construction and for a reasonable period thereafter, establishment of reserves to secure the bonds and notes, and all other expenditures incidental and necessary or convenient therefor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Revenue Bond Projects: means any one or more of the facilities authorized to be financed by the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Revenue Bonds: means any bonds or notes issued pursuant to this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Revenues: include fees, proceeds, moneys, receipts, and income derived for the account of the Department of Natural Resources in connection with any revenue bond project or arising from such project. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources of the state of Louisiana or such persons as he may authorize to act for him as provided in La. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Secretary of Energy: means the secretary of the United States Department of Energy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • 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.
  • Sponsor: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity that sells a pay-per-call service on whose behalf charges are billed, but shall not include a public utility regulated by the state or the Federal Communications Commission or an interexchange carrier which provides transport or billing, or both, and collection services for a pay-per-call service, unless the public utility or interexchange carrier actually produces or promotes the pay-per-call service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • State Plan: means a program or plan of the state of Louisiana planned, prepared, established, and administered by the Department of Natural Resources to implement the intent and purposes of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means any person or entity in whose name a telephone account is billed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Support Facility: means any facility providing an intermediate coal or alternate fuel service essential or useful to the use of or conversion to such fuels by powerplants and industries, the availability of which will facilitate economical and orderly use of or conversion to coal or alternate fuel and inure to the benefit of Louisiana citizens using the products produced by the powerplants and industries which utilize the support facility, and which the secretary has determined is required by the public interest of the state to be either licensed by the state under this Chapter, or if no person is interested in obtaining a license and constructing and operating such support facility, is owned and operated by the department as elsewhere provided in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1602
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.