Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 62
- 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, his 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
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- Board: shall mean the Board of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
- 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
- Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32 Sec. 4171
- 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.
- Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- 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.
- 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.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
- Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
- 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.
- 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
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Professional negligence: means that:
A. 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. 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 of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony. Testify: Answer questions in court. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence. 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