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Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services > Article 2-A

  • 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
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • 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
  • charitable organization: shall mean entities established pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law or otherwise established pursuant to law. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • 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.
  • Contractual obligations: means any obligation under covered policies, but shall not include any obligation with respect to policyholder dividends unpaid or unapplied, retrospective rate credits or similar benefits or provisions. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Eligible applicant: shall mean a not-for-profit corporation or charitable organization which operates single room occupancy units qualifying as an eligible project. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Eligible cost: shall mean the cost to deliver one or more services to eligible residents to assist such residents to live independently, including information and referral, resident services coordination, crisis intervention, and other like services. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Eligible project: shall mean those single room occupancy units occupied by eligible residents, within a building or portion thereof which is operated by an eligible applicant. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • Eligible resident: shall mean a person residing in a single room occupancy unit who is in need of services to live independently. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • 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
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • 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
  • Health insurance: means the kinds of insurance specified under items (i) and (ii) of paragraph three of subsection (a) of section one thousand one hundred thirteen of this chapter. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • 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
  • Homeless project: shall mean a specific facility, including lands, buildings and improvements acquired, constructed, renovated or rehabilitated and operated by a not-for-profit corporation, charitable organization, wholly owned subsidiary of a not-for-profit corporation or of a charitable organization, public corporation or a municipality to increase the availability of housing for homeless persons, which may include other non-housing services such as but not limited to dining, recreational, sanitary, social, medical and mental health services as may be deemed by the commissioner to be essential to such a project. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • In-kind expenditures: shall mean the cash value of eligible costs that are not reimbursed under this title and may include but not be limited to materials, equipment, space or paid or volunteer staff. See N.Y. Social Services Law 45
  • 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
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer which after the effective date of this article becomes insolvent for the purposes of section one thousand three hundred nine of this chapter and is placed under a final order of liquidation, rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Member insurer: means any life insurance company licensed to transact in this state any kind of insurance to which this article applies under section seven thousand seven hundred three of this article; provided, however, that the term "member insurer" also means any life insurance company formerly licensed to transact in this state any kind of insurance to which this article applies under section seven thousand seven hundred three of this article. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means any individual or legal entity, including a corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, trust, or voluntary organization. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premiums: means direct gross insurance premiums and annuity and funding agreement considerations received on covered policies, less return premiums and considerations thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business, subject to such modifications as the superintendent may establish by regulation or order as necessary to facilitate the equitable administration of this article. See N.Y. Insurance Law 7705
  • 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
  • Public corporation: shall mean a municipal corporation, a district corporation, or a public benefit corporation. See N.Y. Social Services Law 42
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.