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Title 6 Additional State Payments for Eligible Aged, Blind and Disabled Persons
Title 7 Services for the Aged, Blind or Disabled
Title 8 Emergency Assistance for Aged, Blind and Disabled Persons
Title 9-A Equipment Loan Fund for the Disabled
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Title 10 Aid to Dependent Children
Title 11 Medical Assistance for Needy Persons
Title 11-B Health Insurance Continuation Program for Persons With Aids
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  • 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
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Additional state payments: shall mean payments made to aged, blind and disabled persons who are receiving, or who would but for their income be eligible to receive, federal supplemental security income benefits, whether made by the office of temporary and disability assistance in accordance with the provisions of this title and with title sixteen of the federal social security act, or by the commissioner of the United States social security administration, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of this title, title sixteen of the federal social security act, and provisions of any agreement entered into between the state and such commissioner by which the commissioner agrees to administer such additional state payments on behalf of the state. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • additional state payments: means payments by social services districts or by the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare on behalf of the state, to aged, blind and disabled persons who are receiving, or who would but for their income be eligible to receive, federal supplemental security income benefits, made pursuant to title sixteen of the federal social security act, public law 93-66, and the provisions of this chapter. See N.Y. Social Services Law 300
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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
  • Authorized agency: shall mean an authorized agency as defined in the social services law and, for the purpose of this article, shall include such corporations incorporated or organized under the laws of this state as may be specifically authorized by their certificates of incorporation to receive children for purposes of adoption. See
  • 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.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • child: means a person under eighteen years of age, or a person under nineteen years of age who is a full-time student regularly attending a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical training if, before such person attains age nineteen, such person may reasonably be expected to complete the program of such secondary school or training. See N.Y. Social Services Law 345
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of the state office of temporary and disability assistance; and

    b. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330

  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Countable income: shall mean all of a person's income, in cash or in kind, both earned and unearned, which is not excluded by federal law or regulations or by regulations of the department in determining the need of an individual for supplemental security income benefits or additional state payments, including the income of an individual's eligible spouse, and, if the individual is a child, certain income of such individual's parent or parents with whom he resides. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • Critically ill or injured: means at high risk of dying from illnesses or injuries. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • damages: means economic or non-economic losses for harm to an individual. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081
  • 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
  • department: means the state office of temporary and disability assistance. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • Developmental disability: means a developmental disability as defined in subdivision twenty-two of section 1. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • disabled: shall mean a person having a disability as so defined in section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law. See N.Y. Social Services Law 326-B
  • disabled person: shall mean a person who is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activities by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve months; or who, in the case of a child under the age of eighteen, suffers from any medically determinable physical or mental impairment of comparable severity. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • 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
  • 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
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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

  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • eligible couple: shall mean an eligible individual and his or her aged, blind or disabled spouse, who are living together or who are living apart but have been living apart for less than six months. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • eligible individual: shall mean a person who is eligible to receive additional state payments pursuant to section two hundred nine of this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • federal benefit rate: shall mean the maximum payment of supplemental security income payable to a person or couple with no countable income. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • 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
  • 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
  • guardian: means a health care guardian or a legal guardian of the person of a minor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • harm: includes physical and nonphysical contact that results in injury to or death of an individual. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081
  • 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 facility: means a hospital, nursing home, or other facility licensed or authorized to provide health care services for any individual under article twenty-eight of this chapter, article sixteen and article thirty-one of the mental hygiene law or under a COVID-19 emergency rule. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081
  • 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 professional: means an individual, whether acting as an agent, volunteer, contractor, employee, or otherwise, who is:

    (a) licensed or otherwise authorized under title eight, article one hundred thirty-one, one hundred thirty-one-B, one hundred thirty-one-C, one hundred thirty-seven, one hundred thirty-nine, one hundred forty, one hundred fifty-three, one hundred fifty-four, one hundred sixty-three, one hundred sixty-four or one hundred sixty-five of the education law;

    (b) a nursing attendant or certified nurse aide, including an individual who is providing care as part of an approved nursing attendant or certified nurse aide training program;

    (c) licensed or certified under article thirty of this chapter to provide emergency medical services;

    (d) a home care services worker as defined in section thirty-six hundred thirteen of this chapter;

    (e) providing health care services within the scope of authority permitted by a COVID-19 emergency rule; or

    (f) a health care facility administrator, executive, supervisor, board member, trustee or other person responsible for directing, supervising or managing a health care facility and its personnel or other individual in a comparable role. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081

  • 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
  • health care services: means services provided by a health care facility or a health care professional, regardless of the location where those services are provided, that relate to:

    (a) the diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19; or

    (b) the assessment or care of an individual as it relates to COVID-19, when such individual has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081

  • health professionals: means persons duly licensed or otherwise authorized to practice a health profession pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, physicians, registered professional nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, and audiologists. See
  • 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: 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judge: shall mean a judge of the family court of any county in the state. See
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • Lawful custody: shall mean a custody (a) specifically authorized by statute or (b) pursuant to judgment, decree or order of a court or (c) otherwise authorized by law. See
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • 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
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • 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
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • narcotics indictment: means an indictment charging a crime that is prosecutable in any county wholly contained in a city within cities having a population of one million or more involving the sale or possession of a narcotic drug and any other offense properly joined therewith. See N.Y. Judiciary Law 177-B
  • Net loss of cash income: shall mean the amount by which a family's gross income less any necessary work-related expenses is less than the cash assistance the individual was receiving at the time of receiving an offer of employment. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participant: shall mean an applicant for or recipient of public assistance who volunteers for or is required to participate in work activities as provided in this title. See N.Y. Social Services Law 330
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Private-placement adoption: shall mean any adoption other than that of a minor who has been placed for adoption by an authorized agency. See
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • 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
  • secretary: shall mean the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • 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 emergency medical services council: means the state emergency medical services council established under article thirty of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3073
  • State emergency medical services for children advisory committee: means the state emergency medical services for children advisory committee continued under this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3073
  • State trauma advisory committee: means the state trauma advisory committee continued by this article. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3062
  • State trauma advisory committee: means the state trauma advisory committee continued under article thirty-B of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3073
  • 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
  • Supplemental security income benefits: shall mean payments made by the secretary of the federal department of health, education and welfare to aged, blind and disabled persons pursuant to title sixteen of the federal social security act. See N.Y. Social Services Law 208
  • 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: shall mean the surrogate of any county in the state and any other judicial officer while acting in the capacity of surrogate. See
  • 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
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • 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
  • volunteer organization: means any organization, company or institution that has made its facility or facilities available to support the state's response and activities under the COVID-19 emergency declaration and in accordance with any applicable COVID-19 emergency rule. See N.Y. Public Health Law 3081
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.