§ 2780 Definitions
§ 2781 HIV Related Testing
§ 2781-A Required Offering of HIV Related Testing
§ 2782 Confidentiality and Disclosure
§ 2783 Penalties; Immunities
§ 2784 Applicability to Insurance Institutions and Insurance Support Organizations
§ 2785 Court Authorization for Disclosure of Confidential HIV Related Information
§ 2785-A Court Order for HIV Related Testing in Certain Cases
§ 2786 Rules and Regulations; Forms; Report
§ 2787 Separability

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Health > Article 27-F

  • AIDS: means acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as may be defined from time to time by the centers for disease control of the United States public health service. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Authorized agency: means any agency defined by section three hundred seventy-one of the social services law and, for the purposes of this article, shall include such corporations incorporated or organized under the laws of the state as may be specifically authorized by their certificates of incorporation to receive children for the purposes of adoption or foster care. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • 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
  • Capacity to consent: means an individual's ability, determined without regard to the individual's age, to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of a proposed health care service, treatment, or procedure, or of a proposed disclosure of confidential HIV related information, as the case may be, and to make an informed decision concerning the service, treatment, procedure or disclosure. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Child: means any protected individual actually or apparently under eighteen years of age. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Confidential HIV related information: means any information, in the possession of a person who provides one or more health or social services or who obtains the information pursuant to a release of confidential HIV related information, concerning whether an individual has been the subject of an HIV related test, or has HIV infection, HIV related illness or AIDS, or information which identifies or reasonably could identify an individual as having one or more of such conditions, including information pertaining to such individual's contacts. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Contact: means an identified spouse or sex partner of the protected individual, a person identified as having shared hypodermic needles or syringes with the protected individual or a person who the protected individual may have exposed to HIV under circumstances that present a risk of transmission of HIV, as determined by the commissioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • fees: as used in this chapter , shall include all percentages, commissions, compensations, poundages, perquisites, and emoluments of any nature which the sheriff or any of the sheriff's subordinates may receive by virtue of their office. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-514
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Health care provider: means any physician, nurse, provider of services for the mentally disabled as defined in article one of the mental hygiene law, or other person involved in providing medical, nursing, counseling, or other health care or mental health service, including those associated with, or under contract to, a health maintenance organization or medical services plan. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Health facility: means a hospital as defined in section two thousand eight hundred one of this chapter, blood bank, blood center, sperm bank, organ or tissue bank, clinical laboratory, or facility providing care or treatment to persons with a mental disability as defined in article one of the mental hygiene law. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • HIV infection: means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus or any other related virus identified as a probable causative agent of AIDS. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • HIV related illness: means any illness that may result from or may be associated with HIV infection. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Insurance institution: means any corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, fraternal benefits society, agent, broker or other entity including, but not limited to, any health maintenance organization, medical service plan, or hospital plan which: (a) is engaged in the business of insurance; (b) provides health services coverage plans; or (c) provides benefits under, administers, or provides services for, an employee welfare benefit plan as defined in 29 U. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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: includes any natural person, partnership, association, joint venture, trust, public or private corporation, or state or local government agency. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Protected individual: means a person who is the subject of an HIV related test or who has been diagnosed as having HIV infection, AIDS or HIV related illness. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2780
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.