§ 1-A Definitions
§ 13 Human Services Fraud Investigation Unit
§ 13-A MaineCare program integrity recovery audit contractor agreement
§ 14 Action against parties liable for medical care rendered to assistance recipients; assignment of claims
§ 15 Civil liability of persons making false claims
§ 16 Access to financial records of deposit accounts of recipients of public assistance
§ 16-A Mandatory insurance data matches
§ 16-B Verification of integrity of reported information by applicants for public assistance
§ 17 Access to financial records of deposit accounts of individuals who owe overdue child support
§ 18 Private Health Insurance Premium Program
§ 19 Prohibition against insurer discrimination
§ 20 Director of Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 22 > Subtitle 1 > Chapter 1 > Subchapter 1 - Organization; General Powers and Duties

  • Adviser: means a person who, at the request of the issuer, a confirmer or another adviser, notifies or requests another adviser to notify the beneficiary that a letter of credit has been issued, confirmed or amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means a person at whose request or for whose account a letter of credit is issued. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means a person who under the terms of a letter of credit is entitled to have its complying presentation honored. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Child or children: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Confirmer: means a nominated person who undertakes, at the request or with the consent of the issuer, to honor a presentation under a letter of credit issued by another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Document: means a written draft or other demand, document of title, investment security, certificate, invoice or other record, statement or representation of fact, law, right or opinion that:  
    (i) Is presented in a written or other medium permitted by the letter of credit or, unless prohibited by the letter of credit, by the standard practice referred to in section 5-1108, subsection (5); and  
    (ii) Is capable of being examined for compliance with the terms and conditions of the letter of credit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Issuer: means a bank or other person that issues a letter of credit, but does not include an individual who makes an engagement for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • 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.
  • Letter of credit: means a definite undertaking that satisfies the requirements of section 5-1104 by an issuer to a beneficiary at the request or for the account of an applicant or, in the case of a financial institution, to itself or for its own account, to honor a documentary presentation by payment or delivery of an item of value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Nominated person: means a person whom the issuer:  
    (i) Designates or authorizes to pay, accept, negotiate or otherwise give value under a letter of credit; and  
    (ii) Undertakes by agreement or custom and practice to reimburse. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Presentation: means delivery of a document to an issuer or nominated person for honor or giving of value under a letter of credit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Presenter: means a person making a presentation as or on behalf of a beneficiary or nominated person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • 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
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Successor of a beneficiary: means a person who succeeds to substantially all of the rights of a beneficiary by operation of law, including a corporation with or into which the beneficiary has been merged or consolidated, an administrator, executor, personal representative, trustee in bankruptcy, debtor in possession, liquidator and receiver. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 11 Sec. 5-1102
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72