Chapter 1 Public Safety
Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Firearms
Chapter 4 Actions by Victims of Violent Crime
Chapter 5 Disclosure of Security Breach
Chapter 6 Gun Offender Registration Act
Chapter 7 Unauthorized Recording in a Place of Public Performance
Chapter 8 Silver Alert System
Chapter 9 Hit-and-Run Alert
Chapter 10 Prevention of Interference With Reproductive Health Services
Chapter 11 Actions by Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 10 - Public Safety

  • ACO: means an organization of clinically integrated health care providers certified by the commissioner under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Adult: means any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the parent of a child, or has married. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Adult: means any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the parent of a child, or has married. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Adult: means any person who is eighteen years of age or older or has married. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Advanced life support first response service: means an organization which provides advanced life support care, but does not transport patients. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Advanced emergency medical technician: means an emergency medical technician who has satisfactorily completed an advanced course of training approved by the state council under regulations pursuant to section three thousand two of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Advanced life support care: means definitive acute medical care provided, under medical control, by advanced emergency medical technicians within an advanced life support system. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Advanced life support system: means an organized acute medical care system to provide advanced life support care on site or en route to, from, or between general hospitals or other health care facilities. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • After-care: shall mean any assistance provided by a caregiver to a patient under this article after the patient's discharge from a hospital that is related to the patient's condition at the time of discharge. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • agent: means an adult to whom authority to make health care decisions is delegated under a health care proxy. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulance service: means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, municipality or any legal or public entity or subdivision thereof engaged in providing emergency medical care and the transportation of sick or injured persons by motor vehicle, aircraft or other forms of transportation to, from, or between general hospitals or other health care facilities. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attending nurse practitioner: means a nurse practitioner, selected by or assigned to a patient pursuant to hospital policy, who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Attending practitioner: means the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, licensed or certified pursuant to title eight of the education law, selected by or assigned to a patient in a hospital who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Attending practitioner: means the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, licensed or certified pursuant to title eight of the education law, selected by or assigned to a patient, who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Attending practitioner: means a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, selected by or assigned to a patient pursuant to hospital policy, who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • Capacity: means the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of an order not to resuscitate, including the benefits and disadvantages of such an order, and to reach an informed decision regarding the order. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Capacity to make health care decisions: means the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of health care decisions, including the benefits and risks of and alternatives to any proposed health care, and to reach an informed decision. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: means measures to restore cardiac function or to support ventilation in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: means measures, as specified in regulations promulgated by the commissioner, to restore cardiac function or to support ventilation in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Caregiver: shall mean any individual duly identified as a caregiver by a patient under this article who provides after-care assistance to a patient living in his or her residence. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • certificate: means a certificate of authority issued by the commissioner under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Certified first responder: means an individual who meets the minimum requirements established by regulations pursuant to section three thousand two of this article and who is responsible for administration of initial life saving care of sick and injured persons. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Close friend: means any person, eighteen years of age or older, who is a close friend of the patient, or relative of the patient (other than a spouse, adult child, parent, brother or sister) who has maintained such regular contact with the patient as to be familiar with the patient's activities, health, and religious or moral beliefs and who presents a signed statement to that effect to the attending practitioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Close friend: means any person, eighteen years of age or older, who is a close friend of the patient, or a relative of the patient (other than a spouse, adult child, parent, brother or sister), who has maintained such regular contact with the patient as to be familiar with the patient's activities, health, and religious or moral beliefs, and who presents a signed statement to that effect to the attending practitioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • CMS: means the federal centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • CMS regulations: means applicable federal laws and CMS regulations and policies. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • 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.
  • Community Reinvestment Act: The Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Criminal history information: shall mean a record of pending criminal charges, criminal convictions which have not been vacated or reversed, information from the federal bureau of investigation as a result of a national criminal history record check, and certificates filed pursuant to subdivision two of section seven hundred five of the correction law and which the division of criminal justice services is required to maintain pursuant to subdivision six of section eight hundred thirty-seven of the executive law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Critically ill or injured: means at high risk of dying from illnesses or injuries. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decision-making capacity: means the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of proposed health care, including the benefits and risks of and alternatives to proposed health care, and to reach an informed decision. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Decisions regarding hospice care: means the decision to enroll or disenroll in hospice, and consent to the hospice plan of care and modifications to that plan. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Determination: shall mean the decision made by the department after reviewing criminal history information to approve or disapprove a prospective employee's eligibility for employment by a provider. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Developmental disability: means a developmental disability as defined in subdivision twenty-two of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disaster preparedness: means the state of readiness necessary to respond to natural or man-made disasters, including but not limited to biologic, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive disasters. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Discharge: shall mean a patient's exit or release from a hospital to the patient's residence following an inpatient admission. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • 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:
  • Distant site: means a site at which a telehealth provider is located while delivering health care services by means of telehealth. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC
  • Domestic partner: means a person who, with respect to another person:

    (a) is formally a party in a domestic partnership or similar relationship with the other person, entered into pursuant to the laws of the United States or of any state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or registered as the domestic partner of the other person with any registry maintained by the employer of either party or any state, municipality, or foreign jurisdiction; or

    (b) is formally recognized as a beneficiary or covered person under the other person's employment benefits or health insurance; or

    (c) is dependent or mutually interdependent on the other person for support, as evidenced by the totality of the circumstances indicating a mutual intent to be domestic partners including but not limited to: common ownership or joint leasing of real or personal property; common householding, shared income or shared expenses; children in common; signs of intent to marry or become domestic partners under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subdivision; or the length of the personal relationship of the persons. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961

  • Domestic partner: means a person who, with respect to another person:

    (a) is formally a party in a domestic partnership or similar relationship with the other person, entered into pursuant to the laws of the United States or of any state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or registered as the domestic partner of the other person with any registry maintained by the employer of either party or any state, municipality, or foreign jurisdiction; or

    (b) is formally recognized as a beneficiary or covered person under the other person's employment benefits or health insurance; or

    (c) is dependent or mutually interdependent on the other person for support, as evidenced by the totality of the circumstances indicating a mutual intent to be domestic partners including but not limited to: common ownership or joint leasing of real or personal property; common

    householding, shared income or shared expenses; children in common; signs of intent to marry or become domestic partners under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subdivision; or the length of the personal relationship of the persons. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A

  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Emancipated minor patient: means a minor patient who is the parent of a child, or who is sixteen years of age or older and living independently from his or her parents or guardian. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency department: means a hospital department consisting of staff, facilities, and resources to provide emergency medical care for large numbers of emergency patients. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Emergency medical care: means the initial management, treatment, and transfer of suddenly ill or injured patients. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Emergency medical service: means initial emergency medical assistance including, but not limited to, the treatment of trauma, burns, respiratory, circulatory and obstetrical emergencies. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Emergency medical technician: means an individual who meets the minimum requirements established by regulations pursuant to section three thousand two of this article and who is responsible for administration or supervision of initial emergency medical care and transportation of sick or injured persons. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Emergency service: means a hospital department consisting of staff, facilities, and resources to provide emergency medical care for small numbers of emergency patients. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Employee: shall mean any person to be employed or used by a provider, including those persons employed by a temporary employment agency, to provide direct care or supervision to patients or residents. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • EMS program agency: means a not-for-profit corporation or municipality designated by the state council and approved by the affected regional council or councils to facilitate the development and operation of an emergency medical services system within a region as directed by the regional council under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Enrolled member: means any member of a voluntary ambulance service or voluntary advanced life support first response service who provides emergency medical care or transportation of sick or injured persons without expectation of monetary compensation. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entry: shall mean a patient's admission into a hospital for the purposes of receiving inpatient care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • 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.
  • Ethics review committee: means the interdisciplinary committee established in accordance with the requirements of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-m of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General hospital: means a general hospital as defined in subdivision ten of section twenty-eight hundred one of this chapter excluding a ward, wing, unit or other part of a general hospital operated for the purpose of providing services for persons with mental illness pursuant to an operating certificate issued by the commissioner of mental health. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • guardian: means a health care guardian or a legal guardian of the person of a minor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care: means any treatment, service or procedure to diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Health care: means any treatment, service, or procedure to diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care agent: means a health care agent of the patient designated pursuant to article twenty-nine-C of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Health care agent: means a health care agent designated by an adult pursuant to article twenty-nine-C of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care decision: means any decision to consent or refuse to consent to health care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care decision: means any decision to consent or refuse to consent to health care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Health care guardian: means an individual appointed by a court, pursuant to subdivision four of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-r of this article, as the guardian of a minor patient solely for the purpose of deciding about life-sustaining treatment pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care provider: means an individual or facility licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or professional practice. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Health care provider: includes but is not limited to an entity licensed or certified under article twenty-eight or thirty-six of this chapter; an entity licensed or certified under article sixteen, thirty-one or thirty-two of the mental hygiene law; or a health care practitioner licensed or certified under title eight of the education law or a lawful combination of such health care practitioners; and may also include, to the extent provided by regulation of the commissioner, other entities that provide technical assistance, information systems and services, care coordination and other services to health care providers and patients participating in an ACO. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Health care provider: means an individual or facility licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or professional practice. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Health care proxy: means a document delegating the authority to make health care decisions, executed in accordance with the requirements of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Hospice: means a hospice as defined in article forty of this chapter, without regard to where the hospice care is provided. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Hospital: means a general hospital, a residential health care facility, or hospice. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Hospital: shall mean any "general hospital" as defined in section twenty-eight hundred one of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • hospital: shall include public health centers, diagnostic or treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and chronic disease hospitals as defined in section six hundred thirty-one (i) of the federal public health service act, as amended, tuberculosis, mental, chronic disease, and other types of hospitals, including laboratories, out-patient departments, nurses' homes and training facilities, and central service facilities operated in connection with hospitals, but does not include any hospital furnishing primarily domiciliary care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2906
  • Hospital: means a hospital as defined in subdivision ten of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Hospital: means a general hospital as defined in subdivision ten of section two thousand eight hundred one of this chapter and a residential health care facility as defined in subdivision three of section two thousand eight hundred one of this chapter, and a mental hygiene facility as defined in subdivision ten of this section and a hospice as defined in subdivision one of section four thousand two of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Hospitalization: means the period during which a person is a patient in, or a resident of, a hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interfacility transfer: means emergency ambulance transport from, to, or between general hospitals or other health care facilities, conducted in accordance with article thirty of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Interoperability: means the capacity of all emergency medical, trauma care, and disaster preparedness response systems to collaborate and communicate during an emergency, trauma, or disaster response. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • 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.
  • Life-sustaining treatment: means any medical treatment or procedure without which the patient will die within a relatively short time, as determined by an attending physician to a reasonable degree of medical certainty. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Life-sustaining treatment: means any medical treatment or procedure without which the patient will die within a relatively short time, as determined by an attending practitioner to a reasonable degree of medical certainty. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Medical control: means : (a) advice and direction provided by a physician or under the direction of a physician to certified first

    responders, emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians who are providing medical care at the scene of an emergency or en route to a health care facility; and (b) indirect medical control including the written policies, procedures, and protocols for prehospital emergency medical care and transportation developed by the state emergency medical advisory committee, approved by the state emergency medical services council and the commissioner, and implemented by regional medical advisory committees. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001

  • Medical home: means an organized system of medical care for an individual patient that embraces all of the patient's potential medical needs, including primary, secondary, and tertiary health care as well as emergency care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3073
  • Medically futile: means that cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be unsuccessful in restoring cardiac and respiratory function or that the patient will experience repeated arrest in a short time period before death occurs. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Medicare-only ACO: means an ACO issued a certificate of authority under subdivision four of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-nine-p of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Mental hygiene facility: means a facility operated or licensed by the office of mental health or the office for people with developmental disabilities as defined in subdivision six of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Mental hygiene facility: means a residential facility, excluding family care homes, operated or licensed by the office of mental health or the office for people with developmental disabilities. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Mental illness: means a mental illness as defined in subdivision twenty of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Mental illness: means a mental illness as defined in subdivision twenty of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Mental illness: means a mental illness as defined in subdivision twenty of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Minor: means any person who is not an adult. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Minor: means any person who is not an adult. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nurse practitioner: means a nurse practitioner certified pursuant to section sixty-nine hundred ten of the education law who is practicing in accordance with subdivision three of section sixty-nine hundred two of the education law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Nurse practitioner: means a nurse practitioner certified pursuant to section sixty-nine hundred ten of the education law who is practicing in accordance with subdivision three of section sixty-nine hundred two of the education law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Nurse practitioner: means a nurse practitioner certified under section sixty-nine hundred ten of the education law, practicing within his or her scope of practice. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • 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.
  • Operator: means any person who by reason of a direct or indirect ownership interest (whether of record or beneficial) has the ability, acting either alone or in concert with others with ownership interests, to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of an ambulance service or advanced life support first response service. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Order not to resuscitate: means an order not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event a patient suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Order not to resuscitate: means an order not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event a patient suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Originating site: means a site at which a patient is located at the time health care services are delivered to him or her by means of telehealth. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means a parent who has custody of the minor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • participant: means a health care provider that is one of the health care providers that comprise the ACO. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • 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.
  • Patient: means a person admitted to a hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Patient: shall mean a patient eighteen years of age or older. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • Patient: means a person admitted to a hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Pediatric care: means medical care provided to neonates, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school agers, and adolescents. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3073
  • Permanent record: shall mean a permanent, written record of a determination and the criminal history information maintained by the department. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Person connected with the case: means the patient, any person on the surrogate list, a parent or guardian of a minor patient, the hospital administrator, an attending physician, any other health or social services practitioner who is or has been directly involved in the patient's care, and any duly authorized state agency, including the facility director or regional director for a patient transferred from a mental hygiene facility and the facility director for a patient transferred from a correctional facility. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Prehospital transport: means emergency ambulance transport from the scene of a sudden illness or injury requiring emergency medical care or trauma care to a general hospital or other health care facility, conducted in accordance with article thirty of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Primary care: means the health care fields of family practice, general pediatrics, primary care internal medicine, primary care obstetrics, or primary care gynecology, without regard to board certification, provided by a health care provider acting within his, her, or its lawful scope of practice. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-O
  • Primary territory: means the geographic area or subdivisions listed on an ambulance service certificate or statement of registration within which the ambulance service may receive patients for transport. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Principal: means a person who has executed a health care proxy. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective employee: shall mean any individual, not currently an employee, who files an application for employment as an employee with a provider and the provider has a reasonable expectation to hire such individual as an employee. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Provider: shall mean : (a) any residential health care facility licensed under article twenty-eight of this chapter; or any certified home health agency, licensed home care services agency or long term home health care program certified under article thirty-six of this chapter; any hospice program certified pursuant to article forty of this chapter; or any adult home, enriched housing program or residence for adults licensed under article seven of the social services law; or (b) a health home, or any subcontractor of such health home, who contracts with or is approved or otherwise authorized by the department to provide health home services, including enrollees who are under twenty-one years of age, under section three hundred sixty-five-l of the social services law, except for a health home, or any subcontractor of such health home, who contracts with or is approved or otherwise authorized by the department to provide health home services to all those enrolled pursuant to a diagnosis of a developmental disability as defined in subdivision twenty-two of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Qualified psychiatrist: means , for the purposes of this article, a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York state who: (a) is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or is eligible to be certified by that board; or (b) is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or is eligible to be certified by that board. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • 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.
  • Reasonably available: means that a person to be contacted can be contacted with diligent efforts by an attending physician, another person acting on behalf of an attending physician, or the hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Reasonably available: means that a person to be contacted can be contacted with diligent efforts by an attending practitioner or another person acting on behalf of the attending practitioner or the hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Reasonably available: means that a person to be contacted can be contacted with diligent efforts by an attending practitioner or another person acting on behalf of the attending practitioner or the hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980
  • Regional council: means a regional emergency medical services council established pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Regional medical advisory committee: means a group of five or more physicians, and one or more non-voting individuals representative of each of the following: hospitals, basic life support providers, advanced life support providers and emergency medical services training sponsor medical directors approved by the affected regional emergency medical services councils. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Regional trauma advisory committee: means a regional trauma advisory committee continued or established by this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • 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.
  • Remote patient monitoring: means the use of synchronous or asynchronous electronic information and communication technologies to collect personal health information and medical data from a patient at an originating site that is transmitted to a telehealth provider at a distant site for use in the treatment and management of medical conditions that require frequent monitoring. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Residence: shall mean a dwelling that the patient considers to be his or her home. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-II
  • Residential health care facility: means a residential health care facility as defined in subdivision three of section twenty-eight hundred one of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • State council: means the New York state emergency medical services council established pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • State emergency medical advisory committee: means the state emergency medical advisory committee established by section three thousand two-a of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • State emergency medical services council: means the state emergency medical services council established by section three thousand two of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • State trauma advisory committee: means the state trauma advisory committee continued by this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • State-supported debt: shall mean any bonds or notes, including bonds or notes issued to fund reserve funds and costs of issuance, issued by the state or a state public corporation for which the state is constitutionally obligated to pay debt service or is contractually obligated to pay debt service subject to an appropriation, except where the state has a contingent contractual obligation. See N.Y. State Finance Law 67-A
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Store and forward technology: means the asynchronous, electronic transmission of a patient's health information in the form of patient-specific digital images and/or pre-recorded videos from a provider at an originating site to a telehealth provider at a distant site. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surrogate: means the person selected to make a health care decision on behalf of a patient pursuant to section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-d of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Surrogate: means the person selected to make a decision regarding resuscitation on behalf of another person pursuant to section twenty-nine hundred sixty-five of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Surrogate list: means the list set forth in subdivision one of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-d of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Surrogate list: means the list set forth in subdivision two of section twenty-nine hundred sixty-five of this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • Telehealth provider: means :

    (a) a physician licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-one of the education law;

    (b) a physician assistant licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-one-B of the education law;

    (c) a dentist licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-three of the education law;

    (d) a nurse practitioner licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-nine of the education law;

    (e) a registered professional nurse licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-nine of the education law only when such nurse is receiving patient-specific health information or medical data at a distant site by means of remote patient monitoring;

    (f) a podiatrist licensed pursuant to article one hundred forty-one of the education law;

    (g) an optometrist licensed pursuant to article one hundred forty-three of the education law;

    (h) a psychologist licensed pursuant to article one hundred fifty-three of the education law;

    (i) a social worker licensed pursuant to article one hundred fifty-four of the education law;

    (j) a speech language pathologist or audiologist licensed pursuant to article one hundred fifty-nine of the education law;

    (k) a midwife licensed pursuant to article one hundred forty of the education law;

    (l) a physical therapist licensed pursuant to article one hundred thirty-six of the education law;

    (m) an occupational therapist licensed pursuant to article one hundred fifty-six of the education law;

    (n) a person who is certified as a diabetes educator by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, or a successor national certification board, or provided by such a professional who is affiliated with a program certified by the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Indian Health Services, or any other national accreditation organization approved by the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services;

    (o) a person who is certified as an asthma educator by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board, or a successor national certification board;

    (p) a person who is certified as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, or a successor national certification board;

    (q) a hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of this chapter, including residential health care facilities serving special needs populations;

    (r) a home care services agency as defined in article thirty-six of this chapter;

    (s) a hospice as defined in article forty of this chapter;

    (t) credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors credentialed by the office of addiction services and supports or by a credentialing entity approved by such office pursuant to section 19. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC

  • Telemedicine: means the use of synchronous, two-way electronic audio visual communications to deliver clinical health care services, which shall include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient, while such patient is at the originating site and a telehealth provider is at a distant site. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2999-CC
  • Temporary employee: shall mean any employee who has been temporarily approved for employment pending a determination by the department. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2899
  • Terminal condition: means an illness or injury from which there is no recovery, and which reasonably can be expected to cause death within one year. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2961
  • 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.
  • Total personal income of the state: shall mean the most recently published estimate of the immediately preceding calendar year annual total personal income of the state of New York as published by the United States department of commerce or any successor agency from which information is available most proximate and prior to October thirty-first, two thousand one and to October thirty-first of each year thereafter. See N.Y. State Finance Law 67-A
  • 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.
  • Trauma care: means health care provided to patients at high risk of death or disability from multiple and severe injuries. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Trauma center: means a facility capable of providing definitive trauma care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Trauma system: means an organized health care system to provide trauma care in, or en route to, from, or between general hospitals or other health care facilities. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voluntary advanced life support first response service: means advanced life support first response service (i) operating not for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and (ii) no part of the assets or income of which is distributable to, or enures to the benefit of, its members, directors or officers except to the extent permitted under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means an ambulance service (i) operating not for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and (ii) no part of the assets or income of which is distributable to, or enures to the benefit of, its members, directors or officers except to the extent permitted under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3001