§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Incorporators; formation; articles of organization; certification
§ 3 By-laws; contracts with hospital service or medical service corporations, governmental agencies or persons
§ 4 Contracts for dental and surgical services; disapproval
§ 5 Subscribers; qualifications; misrepresentation
§ 6 Subscription certificate; issuance; contents
§ 7 Contracts between corporation and dentist; disclosure of fees to patients
§ 8 Annual statement; verification; form; violations
§ 8A Financial statements; inclusion of electronic data processing equipment as asset
§ 8B Applicability of chapter 176V to dental service corporations governed by this chapter
§ 8C Applicability of chapter 176W to dental service corporations governed by this chapter
§ 9 Affairs of corporation; inspection and examination; access to books and records; confidentiality and privilege
§ 10 Investment of reserves; acquisition of real property; special contingent surplus; investment of other funds
§ 11 Salaries, compensation or emoluments
§ 12 Disputes or controversies; submission to board; review
§ 13 Grounds for enjoining transaction of business; receivers
§ 14 Status; immunity; exemptions
§ 15 Operators of dental service plan
§ 15A Payment of sums owed subscriber’s estate
§ 16 Enforcement

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 176E

  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.