Sections
Subchapter 1 Professional Competence Reports 2501 – 2511
Subchapter 2 Liability Claims Reports 2601 – 2608
Subchapter 4-A Mandatory Prelitigation Screening and Mediation Panels 2851 – 2859
Subchapter 5 General Provisions 2901 – 2907
Subchapter 6 Prohibition of Claims Based Upon Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life for Birth of a Healthy Child 2931
Subchapter 7 Structured Awards 2951
Subchapter 8 Contingent Fees 2961
Subchapter 10 Billing for Health Care 2985 – 2988

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 24 > Chapter 21 - Maine Health Security Act

  • ACOTE: means the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency for professional programs in the field of occupational therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Action for professional negligence: means any action for damages for injury or death against any health care provider, its agents or employees, or health care practitioner or the health care practitioner's agents or employees, whether based upon tort or breach of contract or otherwise, arising out of the provision or failure to provide health care services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adverse professional competence review action: means an action based upon professional competence review activity to reduce, restrict, suspend, deny, revoke or fail to grant or renew a physician's or veterinarian's:  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Board: means the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy as created in section 3112. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Board: shall mean the Board of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
  • Board: means the Board of Licensure in Medicine, the Board of Dental Practice or the Board of Osteopathic Licensure. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Board: means the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice established under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Body piercer: means a person who performs body piercing on another. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4321
  • Body piercing: means the creation of an opening in the body of a human being for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4321
  • Body piercing establishment: means the premises where a body piercer performs body piercing. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4321
  • Certificate: shall mean a certificate of competency issued by the board stating that the applicant has met the requirements for the specified operator classification. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
  • Certification examination: means the certification examination for an occupational therapist or the certification examination for an occupational therapy assistant, both of which are administered by NBCOT. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Clear-cut: means any timber harvesting on a forested site greater than 5 acres in size that results in a residual basal area of trees over 4 1/2 inches in diameter measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground of less than 30 square feet per acre, unless, after harvesting, the site has a well-distributed stand of acceptable growing stock, as defined by rule, of at least 3 feet in height for softwood trees and 5 feet in height for hardwood trees that meets the regeneration standards defined under section 8869, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Commission: means the Maine Land Use Planning Commission established under section 683-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4311
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4321
  • 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.
  • Direction: means continuing verbal and written contact by a physical therapist with a physical therapist assistant including periodic on-site supervision adequate to ensure the safety and welfare of the patient. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation within the department. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Forest management plan: means a site-specific document signed by a professional forester outlining proposed activities to ensure compliance with performance standards and regeneration requirements established pursuant to this subchapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Future damages: includes damages for future medical treatment, care or custody, loss of future earnings and loss of the economic value of services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2951
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Health care entity: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Health care practitioner: means physicians and all others certified, registered or licensed in the healing arts, including, but not limited to, nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, psychologists, physicians' assistants and veterinarians. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Health care provider: includes a veterinary hospital. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Liquidation harvesting: means the purchase of timberland followed by a harvest that removes most or all commercial value in standing timber, without regard for long-term forest management principles, and the subsequent sale or attempted resale of the harvested land within 5 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Micropigmentation: means placing nontoxic dyes or pigments into or under the subcutaneous portion of the skin so as to form indelible marks for cosmetic or medical purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4311
  • Micropigmentation facility: means any space where micropigmentation is practiced. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4311
  • Micropigmentation practitioner: means a person who practices micropigmentation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4311
  • Minor: means an individual under 18 years of age who is not emancipated as defined by Title 15, section 3003, subsection 6. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4321
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal legislative body: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • NBCOT: means the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, formerly the AOTCB, or American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Occupational therapist: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy for an occupational therapist or meets the requirements of section 2279, subsection 6 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • occupational therapy: includes , but is not limited to, assessment and treatment of individuals whose abilities to cope with the tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, physical injury or disease, psychological and social disabilities or anticipated dysfunction, using:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy assistant: means an individual who has passed the certification examination of the NBCOT for an occupational therapy assistant or who was certified as an occupational therapy assistant prior to June 1977 and who is licensed to practice occupational therapy under this chapter in the State under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Occupational therapy practitioner: means an individual who is licensed as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Operator: shall mean the person who has direct responsibility for the operation of any wastewater treatment plant serving a public purpose. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
  • Parcel: means a contiguous tract or plot of forest land owned by a landowner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • 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, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, unincorporated organization or corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 2272
  • Physical therapist: means a person who practices physical therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who assists in the practice of physical therapy. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Physician: means any natural person authorized by law to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine or veterinary medicine within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • 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.
  • Practice of physical therapy: means the rendering or offering to render any service involving physical therapy for a fee, salary or other compensation, monetary or otherwise, paid directly or indirectly. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional competence committee: means any of the following when engaging in professional competence review activity:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional competence review activity: means study, evaluation, investigation, recommendation or action, by or on behalf of a health care entity and carried out by a professional competence committee, necessary to:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional competence review records: means the minutes, files, notes, records, reports, statements, memoranda, data bases, proceedings, findings and work product prepared at the request of or generated by a professional competence review committee relating to professional competence review activity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional forester: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 76. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Professional negligence: means that:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional review committee: means a committee of health care practitioners formed by a professional society for the purpose of identifying and working with health professionals who are disabled or impaired by virtue of physical or mental infirmity or by the misuse of alcohol or drugs, as long as the committee operates pursuant to protocols approved by the various licensing boards that license the health professionals the committee serves. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • Professional society: means a state professional organization of physicians, surgeons or osteopathic physicians. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24 Sec. 2502
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Referral: means the request of a doctor of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, podiatry or dentistry to a physical therapist to accept one of his patients for treatment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 3111
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Separation zone: means an area that surrounds a clear-cut and separates it from other clear-cuts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Timber harvesting: means the cutting or removal of timber for the primary purpose of selling or processing forest products. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Timber harvesting activities: means timber harvesting, the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting, the mining of gravel used for the construction and maintenance of roads used primarily for timber harvesting and other activities conducted to facilitate timber harvesting. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 8868
  • Wastewater treatment plant: shall mean the facility or group of units provided for the treatment of wastewater, either or both sewage and industrial wastes, and for the reduction and handling of sewage removed from such wastes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
  • Written professional competence review process: means a process that is reduced to writing and includes: