§ 7A-450 Indigency; definition; entitlement; determination; change of status
§ 7A-450.1 Responsibility for payment by certain fiduciaries
§ 7A-450.2 Determination of fiduciaries at indigency determination; summons; service of process
§ 7A-450.3 Determination of responsibility at hearing
§ 7A-450.4 Exemptions
§ 7A-451 Scope of entitlement
§ 7A-451.1 Counsel fees for outpatient involuntary commitment proceedings
§ 7A-452 Source of counsel; fees; appellate records
§ 7A-453 Duty of custodian of a possibly indigent person; determination of indigency
§ 7A-454 Supporting services
§ 7A-455 Partial indigency; liens; acquittals
§ 7A-455.1 Appointment fee in criminal cases
§ 7A-456 False statements; penalty
§ 7A-457 Waiver of counsel; pleas of guilty
§ 7A-458 Counsel fees

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 7A > Article 36 - Entitlement of Indigent Persons Generally

  • Account: means any one of the three accounts created by N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20
  • Adverse underwriting decision: means :

  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beach area: All of that area of the State of North Carolina south and east of the inland waterway from the South Carolina line to Fort Macon (Beaufort Inlet). See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • 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
  • Blanket travel insurance: A policy of travel insurance issued to any eligible group providing coverage for specific classes of persons defined in the policy with coverage provided to all members of the eligible group without a separate charge to individual members of the eligible group. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Cancellation fee waiver: A contractual agreement between a supplier of travel services and its customer to waive some or all of the non-refundable cancellation fee provisions of the supplier's underlying travel contract with or without regard to the reason for the cancellation or form of reimbursement. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Catastrophe recovery charge: Any charge collected by member insurers from policyholders statewide, including any charge collected by the Association and Fair Plan from their policyholders, upon issuance or renewal of residential and commercial property insurance policies, other than National Flood Insurance policies, after a deficit event has occurred as provided in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • Claimant: means any insured making a first party claim or any person instituting a liability claim; provided that no person who is an affiliate of the insolvent insurer may be a claimant. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20
  • 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.
  • Coastal area: All of that area of the State of North Carolina comprising the following counties: Beaufort, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • Coastal Property Insurance Pool: The name of which was formerly known as "the Beach Plan" and which is governed by the North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer report: means any written, oral, or other communication of information bearing on a natural person's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living that is used or expected to be used in connection with an insurance transaction. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • Consumer reporting agency: means any person who:

  • 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.
  • Essential property insurance: Insurance against direct loss to property as defined in the standard statutory fire policy and extended coverage, vandalism and malicious mischief endorsements thereon, or their successor forms of coverage, as approved by the Commissioner. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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).
  • Flesch scale analysis readability score: means a measurement of the ease of readability of an insurance policy or contract made pursuant to the procedures described in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-38-15
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fulfillment materials: Documentation sent to the purchaser of a travel protection plan confirming the purchase and providing the travel protection plan's coverage and assistance details. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Group travel insurance: Travel insurance issued to any eligible group. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • 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
  • Individual: means any natural person who:

    North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20

  • Institutional source: means any person or governmental entity that provides information about an individual to an agent, insurance institution, or insurance-support organization, other than:

    North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15

  • Insurance transaction: means any transaction involving insurance primarily for personal, family, or household needs rather than business or professional needs that entails:

    North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Location: Any physical location in the State of North Carolina or any Web site, call center site, or similar location directed to residents of the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44A-1
  • Medical professional: means any person licensed or certified to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to, a physician, dentist, nurse, chiropractor, optometrist, physical or occupational therapist, licensed clinical social worker, clinical dietitian, clinical psychologist, pharmacist, or speech therapist. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • Medical-care institution: means any facility or institution that is licensed to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home-health agencies, medical clinics, rehabilitation agencies, public health agencies, or health-maintenance organizations. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • Medical-record information: means personal information that:

    North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5

  • Net direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this State on insurance policies to which this Article applies, less return premiums thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20
  • Nonrecoupable assessment: Any assessment levied on and payable by members of the Association that is not directly recoverable from policyholders. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • 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.
  • Ocean marine insurance: includes (i) marine insurance as defined in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20
  • 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: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, business trust, or voluntary organization. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-38-15
  • person: includes the State of North Carolina and any county, city, or other political subdivision of the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-6
  • person: includes the State of North Carolina and any county, city, or other political subdivision of the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-46-2
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association or voluntary organization. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-48-20
  • Personal information: includes an individual's name and address and medical-record information, but does not include privileged information. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • personal property: shall include moneys, goods, chattels, choses in action and evidences of debt, including all things capable of ownership, not descendable to heirs at law. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan of operation: The plan of operation of the Association approved or promulgated by the Commissioner under this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • 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.
  • policy: means an agreement as defined by N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-38-15
  • Policyholder: means any person who:

    North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15

  • Primary certificate holder: Specific to N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Primary policyholder: Specific to N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Privileged information: means any individually identifiable information that (i) relates to a claim for insurance benefits or a civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual, and (ii) is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim for insurance benefits or civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual: Provided, however, information otherwise meeting the requirements of this subsection shall nevertheless be considered personal information under this Article if it is disclosed in violation of N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • 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.
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resident: means :

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Statistical organization: means every person, other than an admitted insurer, whether located within or outside this State, who performs one or more of the following functions:

    a. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5

  • Travel assistance services: Non-insurance services for which the consumer is not indemnified based on a fortuitous event, and where providing the service does not result in the transfer or shifting of risk that would constitute the business of insurance. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Travel insurer: An insurer as defined in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Travel protection plans: Plans that provide one or more of the following: travel insurance, travel assistance services, and cancellation fee waivers. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Travel retailer: As defined in N. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44B-5
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unauthorized insurer: means an insurance institution that has not been granted a license by the Commissioner to transact the business of insurance in this State. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • under common control with: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-39-15
  • United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Vendor: A person in the business of engaging in portable electronics transactions directly or indirectly. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-44A-1
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voluntary market: Insurance written voluntarily by companies other than through this Article or Article 46 of this Chapter. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • Voluntary market rates: Property insurance rates determined or permitted under Article 36, 40, or 41 of this Chapter. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-45-5
  • Willful: means in relation to an act or omission which constitutes a violation of this Article with actual knowledge or belief that such act or omission constitutes such violation and with specific intent to commit such violation. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-40-5
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.