Title 1 Protective Services
Title 2 Short-Term Involuntary Protective Services Orders
Title 3 Community Guardianship

Terms Used In New York Laws > Social Services > Article 9-B

  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • military service: means duty by a person, male or female, in the active military service of the United States as defined in section one of this chapter and active duty in the military service of the state pursuant to an order of the governor issued pursuant to section six or seven of this chapter. See N.Y. Military Law 301
  • Organ: means a human kidney, heart, heart valve, lung, pancreas, liver or any other organ designated by the commissioner in regulation in consultation with the transplant council. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4360
  • person: when used herein with reference to the holder of any right alleged to exist against a person in military service, or against a person secondarily liable under such right, shall include individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other forms of business association. See N.Y. Military Law 301
  • Physical abuse: means the non-accidental use of force that results in bodily injury, pain or impairment, including but not limited to, being slapped, burned, cut, bruised or improperly physically restrained. See N.Y. Social Services Law 473
  • 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
  • procurement organization: means a person, facility, or institution engaged in procuring organs for transplantation or therapy purposes, but does not include (a) facilities or institutions which permit procurement activities to be conducted on their premises by employees or agents of an approved organ procurement organization, or (b) facilities or consortia of facilities which conduct transplantation activities in accordance with article twenty-eight of this chapter when the organ is procured through an approved organ procurement organization, licensed bank or storage facility, or a living donor. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4360
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do 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
  • Service area: means the geographic area of service approved by the secretary of health and human services, or, in the absence of such approval, by the department. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4360
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Sexual abuse: means non-consensual sexual contact of any kind, including but not limited to, forcing sexual contact or forcing sex with a third party. See N.Y. Social Services Law 473
  • storage facility: means any person or facility, which procures, stores or arranges for the storage of (a) non-transplant organs, or (b) tissue for transplantation, therapy, education, research, or fertilization purposes, including autologous procedures. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4360
  • Tissue: means a human eye, skin, bone, bone marrow, heart valve, spermatozoon, ova, artery, vein, tendon, ligament, pituitary gland or a fluid other than blood or a blood derivative. See N.Y. Public Health Law 4360
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.