§ 5-54-1 Declaration of policy
§ 5-54-2 Definitions
§ 5-54-3 Exemptions
§ 5-54-4 Board of licensure — Creation
§ 5-54-5 Board of licensure
§ 5-54-5.1
§ 5-54-6 Board of licensure — Organization and meetings — Compensation of members
§ 5-54-7 Board of licensure — Powers and duties
§ 5-54-7.1
§ 5-54-8 Permitted healthcare practices by physician assistants
§ 5-54-9 Criteria for licensure as a physician assistant
§ 5-54-9.1
§ 5-54-10 Registration based on previous practice
§ 5-54-11 Issuance and annual renewal of certificates of licensure
§ 5-54-11.1 Inactive list
§ 5-54-12 Grounds for refusal to renew, suspension or revocation of certificates
§ 5-54-12.1
§ 5-54-13 Procedure for discipline
§ 5-54-13.1 Nondisciplinary alternative
§ 5-54-14 Grounds for discipline without a hearing
§ 5-54-15 Appeals from board, administrator, or director
§ 5-54-16 Penalty for misrepresentation
§ 5-54-17 Injunction of violations
§ 5-54-18
§ 5-54-19 Receipts
§ 5-54-20 Enforcement of chapter
§ 5-54-20.1 Immunity from liability for gratuitous emergency assistance
§ 5-54-21 Severability
§ 5-54-22 Continuing medical education
§ 5-54-23 Reports relating to professional conduct and capacity — Regulations — Confidentiality — Immunity
§ 5-54-24 Requirements relating to professional conduct
§ 5-54-25 Communication of information among healthcare facilities
§ 5-54-26 Hospital responsibility to take action based upon adverse information received
§ 5-54-27 Participation in disaster and emergency care
§ 5-54-28 Participation in charitable and voluntary care

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-54

  • Actuarial experience study: means a report provided by an actuary that includes a recent discussion of plan experience, recommendations for actuarial assumptions and methods, and information about the actuarial impact of these recommendations on the liabilities and other key actuarial measures. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-65-4
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrator: means the administrator, division of professional regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affordable housing plan: means a component of a housing element, as defined in subdivision 45-22. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • 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.
  • Annual actuarial valuation study: means a valuation of a locally administered plan completed by an actuary, and a certification based on that valuation indicating whether such plan is or is not in critical status, on an annual basis. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-65-4
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Approved affordable housing plan: means an affordable housing plan that has been approved by the director of administration as meeting the guidelines for the local comprehensive plan as promulgated by the state planning council; provided, however, that state review and approval, for plans submitted by December 31, 2004, shall not be contingent on the city or town having completed, adopted, or amended its comprehensive plan as provided for in sections 45- 22. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authority: means any municipal public buildings authority created pursuant to this chapter, or, if the authority is abolished, the board, body, or commission succeeding to the principal functions or upon whom the powers of the authority given by this chapter are given by law. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BIPCo: means the Block Island Power Company. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2
  • BIPCo assets: means that real property, personal property, rights in any real and personal property, facilities, equipment, contract rights, statutory rights and privileges, franchises and other tangible or intangible property of any kind owned by BIPCo. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2
  • BIPCo debt obligations: means the obligations represented by and inherent in any debt incurred by BIPCo for the purpose of financing any aspect of its electric system or operations, which obligations remain outstanding in any part as of the date when BIPCo ceases to be an electric utility pursuant to § 45-67-8(1). See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2
  • Board: means the board of licensure of physician assistants. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • bonds: means and includes the notes, bonds, and other evidences of indebtedness or obligations which the authority is authorized to issue pursuant to this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • Bonds: means any bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness of the corporation issued pursuant to this chapter;

    (2) "Construction" means and includes acquisitions, construction, repair, rehabilitation, development, and installation, and the term "to construct" means and includes, to acquire, to construct, to repair, to rehabilitate, to develop, and to install, all in a manner as may be deemed desirable;

    (3) "Corporation" means the municipal detention facility corporation created under this chapter;

    (4)(i) "Cost" as applied to any project to be constructed or acquired by the corporation, includes: the cost of acquisition or construction and, if the project consists of public facilities, the cost of acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property, rights, easements, and interests acquired by the corporation for the construction; the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which the buildings or structures may be moved; the cost of all machinery and equipment; financing charges; interest prior to and during construction and for one year after completion of construction; the cost of estimates and planning, engineering and legal services, plans, specifications, and surveys; estimates of costs and of revenues; other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of the construction; administrative expenses; and other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the construction, the financing of the construction, and the placing of the project in operation. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-54-3

  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief elected officer: means the official, elected by the voters of a municipality or appointed by the members of the elected legislative body of the municipality, who exercises day-to-day executive authority over the municipality's affairs. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • Collaboration: means the physician assistant shall, as indicated by the patient's condition, the education, competencies, and experience of the physician assistant, and the standards of care, consult with or refer to an appropriate physician or other healthcare professional. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • Commission: means the Rhode Island state building code commission;

    (2) "Office" means the Rhode Island office of energy resources; and

    (3) "Solar energy permit" means a standard application used by municipalities that covers both the building and electrical permit aspects of a solar photovoltaic system installation. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-68-2

  • 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.
  • Comprehensive plan: means a comprehensive plan adopted and approved by a city or town pursuant to chapters 22. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Consistent with local needs: means reasonable in view of the state need for low and moderate income housing, considered with the number of low income persons in the city or town affected and the need to protect the health and safety of the occupants of the proposed housing or of the residence of the city or town, to promote better site and building design in relation to the surroundings, or to preserve open spaces, and if the local zoning or land use ordinances, requirements, and regulations are applied as equally as possible to both subsidized and unsubsidized housing. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • construction: means and includes acquisitions, construction repair, rehabilitation, development, and installation, and the term "to construct" means and includes to acquire, to construct, to repair, to rehabilitate, to develop and to install, all in a manner as may be deemed desirable. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • cost: includes the cost of purchase and installation of solar, wind, and renewable energy systems, which include solar thermal, solar electric, and wind energy systems that provide heating, cooling, hot water, or electricity to a building, together with equipment for collection, storage, distribution, and control, including structural components of a building specifically designed to retain heat derived from solar energy. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • cost: includes the cost of purchase and installation of solar, wind, and renewable energy systems, which include solar thermal, solar, electric, and wind energy systems that provide heating, cooling, hot water, or electricity to a building, together with equipment for collection, storage, distribution, and control, including components of a building specifically designed to retain heat derived from solar energy;

    (5) "Council" means the city or town council of a municipality;

    (6) "Detention facility" means land, buildings, or improvements used for the purposes of detaining prisoners in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

    (7) "Director" means one of the members of the corporation appointed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

    (8) "Federal agency" means and includes the United States of America, and any department of, or any corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by, the United States of America;

    (9) "Improvement" means and includes extension, enlargement, and improvement, and the term "to improve" means and includes, to extend, to enlarge, and to improve, all in a manner as may be deemed desirable;

    (10) "Municipality" means and includes any city or town within the state now existing or hereafter created;

    (11) "Owner" means and includes all individuals, incorporated companies, copartnerships, societies, or associations, and, also, all municipalities and political subdivisions, and all public agencies and instrumentalities, having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements, or franchises authorized to be acquired under the provisions of this chapter;

    (12) "Persons" means and includes natural persons, firms, associations, corporations, business trusts, partnerships, and public bodies;

    (13) "Project" means any detention facility or public equipment which the corporation is authorized to construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain, acquire, install, or operate under the provisions of this chapter, and includes all real and personal property related to it;

    (14) "Public equipment" means and includes all tangible personal property, new or used, including, without limiting the generality of the preceding, all machinery, equipment, transportation equipment, maintenance equipment, construction equipment, sanitation equipment, police, fire, and public safety equipment, and all other things and rights usually included within that term, including any and all interests in property which are less than full title, as leasehold interests, security interests, and every other interest or right, legal or equitable; provided, that the public equipment is related to and used in connection with a detention facility; and

    (15) "State" means and includes the state of Rhode Island, and any office, department, board, commission, bureau, division, authority, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-54-3

  • Council: means the city or town council of a municipality;

    (6) "Detention facility" means land, buildings, or improvements used for the purposes of detaining prisoners in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

    (7) "Director" means one of the members of the corporation appointed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

    (8) "Federal agency" means and includes the United States of America, and any department of, or any corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by, the United States of America;

    (9) "Improvement" means and includes extension, enlargement, and improvement, and the term "to improve" means and includes, to extend, to enlarge, and to improve, all in a manner as may be deemed desirable;

    (10) "Municipality" means and includes any city or town within the state now existing or hereafter created;

    (11) "Owner" means and includes all individuals, incorporated companies, copartnerships, societies, or associations, and, also, all municipalities and political subdivisions, and all public agencies and instrumentalities, having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements, or franchises authorized to be acquired under the provisions of this chapter;

    (12) "Persons" means and includes natural persons, firms, associations, corporations, business trusts, partnerships, and public bodies;

    (13) "Project" means any detention facility or public equipment which the corporation is authorized to construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain, acquire, install, or operate under the provisions of this chapter, and includes all real and personal property related to it;

    (14) "Public equipment" means and includes all tangible personal property, new or used, including, without limiting the generality of the preceding, all machinery, equipment, transportation equipment, maintenance equipment, construction equipment, sanitation equipment, police, fire, and public safety equipment, and all other things and rights usually included within that term, including any and all interests in property which are less than full title, as leasehold interests, security interests, and every other interest or right, legal or equitable; provided, that the public equipment is related to and used in connection with a detention facility; and

    (15) "State" means and includes the state of Rhode Island, and any office, department, board, commission, bureau, division, authority, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-54-3

  • Critical status: means that, as determined by its actuary, as of the beginning of the plan year, a plan's funded percentage for such plan year is less than sixty percent (60%). See Rhode Island General Laws 45-65-4
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District management authority: means a district management authority established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • Division: means the division of professional regulation, department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • federal agency: means and includes the United States of America, and any department of, or corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by the United States of America. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fire district: means the Pascoag fire district created by the act passed at the May session 1887, entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Pascoag Fire District" as thereafter amended and supplemented from time to time. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2
  • Fire protection assets: means that real property, facilities, equipment, statutory rights and privileges, and other tangible or intangible property of any kind whatever used in, or useful to, the conduct of the fire protection and prevention operations conducted prior to, on and after April 4, 2001 by the fire district. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the municipality within which the management district is located; "first fiscal year" means the first full fiscal year after the fiscal year during which the management district is created; subsequent fiscal years are referred to in like manner. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • improvement: means and includes extension, enlargement, and improvement, and the term "to improve" means and includes to extend, to enlarge, and to improve all in a manner as may be deemed desirable. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Infeasible: means any condition brought about by any single factor or combination of factors, as a result of limitations imposed on the development by conditions attached to the approval of the comprehensive permit, to the extent that it makes it impossible for a public agency, nonprofit organization, or limited equity housing cooperative to proceed in building or operating low or moderate income housing without financial loss, within the limitations set by the subsidizing agency of government, on the size or character of the development, on the amount or nature of the subsidy, or on the tenants, rentals, and income permissible, and without substantially changing the rent levels and unit sizes proposed by the public agency, nonprofit organization, or limited equity housing cooperative. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • issue: except as otherwise provided in any series resolution, means or refers to all bonds issued as part of a series and all additional bonds with respect to bonds of series. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • 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
  • Letter of eligibility: means a letter issued by the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation in accordance with subsection 42-55-5. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • 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.
  • Local board: means any town or city official, zoning board of review, planning board or commission, board of appeal or zoning enforcement officer, local conservation commission, historic district commission, or other municipal board having supervision of the construction of buildings or the power of enforcing land use regulations, such as subdivision, or zoning laws. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Local review board: means the planning board as defined by subdivision 45-22. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Low or moderate income housing: means any housing whether built or operated by any public agency or any nonprofit organization or by any limited equity housing cooperative or any private developer, that is subsidized by a federal, state, or municipal government subsidy under any program to assist the construction or rehabilitation of housing affordable to low or moderate income households, as defined in the applicable federal or state statute, or local ordinance and that will remain affordable through a land lease and/or deed restriction for ninety-nine (99) years or such other period that is either agreed to by the applicant and town or prescribed by the federal, state, or municipal government subsidy program but that is not less than thirty (30) years from initial occupancy. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Management district: means a management district established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and, as the context may require, includes any subdistrict within the management district. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • Meeting housing needs: means adoption of the implementation program of an approved affordable housing plan and the absence of unreasonable denial of applications that are made pursuant to an approved affordable housing plan in order to accomplish the purposes and expectations of the approved affordable housing plan. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipal government subsidy: means assistance that is made available through a city or town program sufficient to make housing affordable, as affordable housing is defined in § 42-128-8. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-53-3
  • municipality: means and includes any city or town within the state. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • municipality: as used in this chapter means only the town of Westerly. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-56-1
  • Municipality: means a city or town of the state of Rhode Island having a population according to the most recent federal census of not less than one hundred thousand (100,000); however, notwithstanding the population requirement, the cities of Newport and Pawtucket shall be considered municipalities for purposes of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • Municipality: means any town or city in the State of Rhode Island, any city or town housing authority, fire, water, sewer district, regional school district or public building authority as established by chapter 14 of title 37. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-65-4
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11
  • 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.
  • owner: means and includes all individuals, incorporated companies, copartnerships, societies, or associations and also municipalities, political subdivisions, and all public agencies and instrumentalities having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements, or franchises authorized to be acquired under the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • 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: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • person: means and includes natural persons, firms, associations, corporations, business trusts, partnerships, and public bodies. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means a person licensed under the provisions of chapter 29 or 37 of this title. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2
  • plan: means any defined benefit pension plan established by a municipality for its employees, other than: (a) A plan that is part of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island as defined in chapter 36-8 or the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island as defined in chapter 45-21; or (b) A plan established by a municipality that has filed for bankruptcy protection pursuant to chapter 9 of title 11 of the United States Code, a plan established by a municipality for which a receiver has been appointed pursuant to chapter 45-9 or a plan established by a municipality for which a fiscal overseer has been appointed pursuant to chapter 45-9. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-65-4
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • project: means any public facility or public equipment which the authority is authorized to construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain, acquire, install, or operate under the provisions of this chapter, to provide for the conduct of the executive, legislative, and judicial functions of government, and its various branches, departments, and agencies. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public equipment: means and includes all tangible personal property, new or used, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all machinery, equipment, transportation equipment, maintenance equipment, construction equipment, sanitation equipment, police, fire and public safety equipment, and all other things and rights usually included within that term, including any and all interests in property which are less than full title, such as leasehold interests, security interests, and every other interest or right, legal or equitable. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • 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 elector: means any person whose name appears on an active account with the utility district and who is designated by the account holder to be the qualified elector. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: means land and buildings or structures located on the land but does not include lines, mains, poles, easements and rights-of-way owned by public utilities. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • 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.
  • state: means and includes the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and any office, department, board, commission, bureau, division, authority, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-50-9
  • State: means the state of Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-59-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes , but is not limited to, the following items or any combination and may be defined by regulations established by the board with prior approval of the director:

    (i) Fraudulent or deceptive procuring or use of a license;

    (ii) Representation of himself or herself as a physician;

    (iii) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude; conviction of a felony; conviction of a crime arising out of the practice of medicine. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-54-2

  • Utility assets: means that real property, personal property, rights in any real and personal property, facilities, equipment, contract rights, statutory rights and privileges, franchises and other tangible or intangible property of any kind whatever used in, or useful to, the conduct of the electric and water utility operations conducted prior to April 4, 2001 by the fire district, and on and after April 4, 2001 by the utility district. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2
  • Utility bond obligations: means the obligations represented by and inherent in any revenue or general obligation bond issued by the Pascoag fire district prior to April 4, 2001 for the purpose of financing any aspect of its electric or water utility system or operations, which obligations remain outstanding in any part as of April 4, 2001. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2
  • Utility district: means the Pascoag utility district, a quasi-municipal corporation, district and political subdivision of the state established and empowered by this chapter to:

    (i) Succeed to and fulfill the electric and water utility functions, powers, rights, property and obligations heretofore held and fulfilled by the Pascoag fire district created by the act passed at the May session 1887, entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Pascoag Fire District" as thereafter amended and supplemented from time to time;

    (ii) Exercise certain additional powers as a water supplier, an electric distribution company and as a nonregulated power producer; and

    (iii) To provide additional utility services not inconsistent with the duties, powers and obligations of the utility district as defined in this section. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2

  • Utility district: means the Block Island utility district, a quasi-municipal corporation, having a distinct legal existence from the state, established and empowered by this chapter to:

    (i) Fulfill electric utility functions, powers, rights, and obligations;

    (ii) Exercise certain powers as an electric distribution company and power producer; and

    (iii) Provide additional utility services not inconsistent with the duties, powers and obligations of the utility district as defined in this section. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2

  • Utility service area: means that geographic area located within the boundaries of the Pascoag fire district, as established under the act passed at the May session 1887, entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Pascoag Fire District" as thereafter amended and supplemented from time to time. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-58-2
  • Utility service area: means that geographic area comprising New Shoreham, Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-67-2
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Winnisimet Farm Association: means that neighborhood association previously incorporated under the laws of this state as a nonprofit corporation, which corporation owns the common properties and roads within the district. See Rhode Island General Laws 45-57-1
  • 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.