§ 5-8.1-1 Declaration of policy
§ 5-8.1-2 Definitions
§ 5-8.1-4 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Authority, powers, and duties
§ 5-8.1-4.1 Continuing education exemption
§ 5-8.1-5 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Membership, appointments, terms, and vacancies
§ 5-8.1-6 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Compensation and expenses
§ 5-8.1-7 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Organization
§ 5-8.1-8 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Records and reports
§ 5-8.1-9 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Application and qualification for registration
§ 5-8.1-10 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Issuance and renewal of certificates
§ 5-8.1-11 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Fees — Payment and disposition
§ 5-8.1-12 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Official stamp of professional land surveyor
§ 5-8.1-13 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Permitted practices
§ 5-8.1-14 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Unlawful practices
§ 5-8.1-15 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Disciplinary actions
§ 5-8.1-16 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Appeals
§ 5-8.1-17 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Violations and penalties — Injunctions
§ 5-8.1-18 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Public works
§ 5-8.1-19 Board of registration for professional land surveyors — Duties of recorders
§ 5-8.1-20 Land surveyors rendering assistance during disaster emergency — Immunity from civil liability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-8.1

  • Account: means any one of the three (3) accounts created by § 27-34-6;

    (2) "Affiliate" means a person, who directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the date the insurer becomes an insolvent insurer;

    (3) "Association" means the Rhode Island insurance guaranty association created under § 27-34-6. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • Account: means either of the two accounts created under § 27-34. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Applied behavior analysis: means the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications using behavioral stimuli and consequences to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior, including the use of direct observation, measurement and functional analysis of the relationship between environment and behavior. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-20.11-2.
  • Association: means the Rhode Island life and health insurance guaranty association created under § 27-34. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Association similar to the association: means any guaranty association, security fund or other insolvency mechanism that affords protection similar to that of the association. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • authorized: when used in the context of assessments means a resolution by the board of directors has been passed whereby an assessment will be called immediately or in the future from member insurers for a specified amount. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Autism spectrum disorders: means any of the pervasive developmental disorders as defined by the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-20.11-2.
  • Benefit contract: means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by § 27-25-16, as that agreement is described in § 27-25-19(a);

    (2) "Benefit member" means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract;

    (3) "Certificate" means the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract;

    (4) "Laws" means the society's articles of incorporation, constitution, and by-laws, however designated;

    (5) "Lodge" means subordinate member units of the society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation;

    (6) "Premiums" means premiums, rates, dues, or other required contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate;

    (7) "Rules" means all rules, regulations, or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society; and

    (8) "Society" means fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-25-4.

  • Benefit plan: means a specific employee, union or association of natural persons benefit plan. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • called: when used in the context of assessments means that a notice has been issued by the association to member insurers requiring that an authorized assessment be paid within the time frame set forth within the notice. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • carrier: means any entity subject to the insurance laws and regulations of this state, that contracts or offers to contract to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for, or reimburse any of the costs of health care services, including, without limitation, an insurance company offering accident and sickness insurance, a health maintenance organization, a nonprofit hospital, medical service corporation, or any other entity subject to chapter 18, 19, 20 or 41 of this title, providing a plan of health insurance, health benefits, or health services. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-20.11-2.
  • Claimant: means any person instituting a covered claim; provided that no person who is an affiliate of the insolvent insurer may be a claimant;

    (8) "Commissioner" means the director of the department of business regulation or his or her designee;

    (9) "Control" 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 Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • Commissioner: means the director of the department of business regulation or his or designee;

    (2) "Compensation" means commissions, dividends, retrospective rate credits, service fees, expense allowances or reimbursements, gifts, furnishing of equipment, facilities, goods or services, or any other form of remuneration resulting directly from the sale of consumer credit insurance;

    (3) "Consumer credit insurance" is a general term used in this chapter to refer to any or all credit life insurance, credit accident and health insurance, credit unemployment insurance specifically defined in this chapter;

    (4) "Credit accident and health insurance" means insurance on a debtor to provide indemnity for payments or debt becoming due on a specific loan or other credit transaction while the debtor is disabled as defined in the policy;

    (5) "Credit life insurance" means insurance on a debtor or debtors, pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction, to provide for satisfaction of a debt, in whole or in part, upon the death of an insured debtor;

    (6) "Credit transaction" means any transaction by the terms of which the repayment of money loaned or loan commitment made, or payment for goods, services or properties sold or leased, is to be made at a future date or dates;

    (7) "Credit unemployment insurance" means insurance on a debtor to provide indemnity for payments or debt becoming due on a specific loan or other credit transaction while the debtor is involuntarily unemployed as defined in the policy;

    (8) "Creditor" means the lender of money or vendor or lessor of goods, services, property, rights, or privileges, for which payment is arranged through a credit transaction or any successor to the right, title, or interest of any lender, vendor, or lessor, and an affiliate, associate, or subsidiary of any of them or any director, officer, or employee of any of them or any other person in any way associated with any of them;

    (9) "Debtor" means a borrower of money or a purchaser or lessee of goods, services, property, rights, or privileges for which payment is arranged through a credit transaction;

    (10) "Gross debt" means the sum of the remaining payments owed to the creditor by the debtor;

    (11) "Identifiable charge" means a charge for a type of consumer credit insurance that is made to debtors having such insurance and not made to debtors not having such insurance; it includes a charge for insurance that is disclosed in the credit or other instrument furnished to the debtor which sets out the financial elements of the credit transaction and any difference in the finance, interest, service or other similar charge made to debtors who are in like circumstances except for the insured or non-insured status of the debtor or of the property used as security for the credit transaction;

    (12) "Net debt" means the amount necessary to liquidate the remaining debt in a single lump-sum payment, excluding all unearned interest and other unearned finance charges;

    (13) "Open-end credit" means credit extended by a creditor under an agreement in which:

    (i) The creditor reasonably contemplates repeated transactions;

    (ii) The creditor imposes a finance charge from time to time on an outstanding unpaid balance; and

    (iii) The amount of credit that may be extended to the debtor during the term of the agreement (up to any set limit by the creditor) is generally made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-30-2.

  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of insurance within the department of business regulation of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Commissioner: means director of the department of business regulation;

    (2) "Consultant" means an individual, partnership, or corporation who, for a fee, holds himself, herself, or itself out to the public as engaged in the business of offering any advice, counsel, opinion, or service with respect to the benefits, advantages or disadvantages promised under any policy of insurance that could be issued in this state;

    (3) "Domestic partnership" means two (2) people who are in an exclusive, intimate, and committed relationship with each other, and who certify by affidavit that their relationship meets the following qualifications:

    (i) Both persons are at least eighteen (18) years of age and are mentally competent to contract;

    (ii) Neither person is currently married to someone else;

    (iii) The persons are not related by blood to a degree that would prohibit marriage in the state of Rhode Island;

    (iv) The persons reside together and have resided together for at least one year prior to the date of the certified affidavit;

    (v) The persons are financially interdependent as evidenced by two (2) of the following:

    (A) A domestic partnership agreement or relationship contract;

    (B) A joint mortgage or joint ownership of a primary residence;

    (C) Two (2) of the following:

    (I) Joint ownership of a motor vehicle;

    (II) A joint checking account;

    (III) A joint credit account;

    (IV) A joint lease; and/or

    (D) One person has been designated as a beneficiary for the other person's will, retirement contract, or life insurance;

    (4) "Insured" means the party named on a policy or certificate as the individuals with legal rights to the benefits provided by the policy;

    (5) "Insurer" means any person, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, and any other legal entity engaged in the business of insurance, including agents, brokers, insurance producers, adjusters, and third-party administrators. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29-2.

  • Consumer credit insurance: is a general term used in this chapter to refer to any or all credit life insurance, credit accident and health insurance, credit unemployment insurance specifically defined in this chapter;

    (4) "Credit accident and health insurance" means insurance on a debtor to provide indemnity for payments or debt becoming due on a specific loan or other credit transaction while the debtor is disabled as defined in the policy;

    (5) "Credit life insurance" means insurance on a debtor or debtors, pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction, to provide for satisfaction of a debt, in whole or in part, upon the death of an insured debtor;

    (6) "Credit transaction" means any transaction by the terms of which the repayment of money loaned or loan commitment made, or payment for goods, services or properties sold or leased, is to be made at a future date or dates;

    (7) "Credit unemployment insurance" means insurance on a debtor to provide indemnity for payments or debt becoming due on a specific loan or other credit transaction while the debtor is involuntarily unemployed as defined in the policy;

    (8) "Creditor" means the lender of money or vendor or lessor of goods, services, property, rights, or privileges, for which payment is arranged through a credit transaction or any successor to the right, title, or interest of any lender, vendor, or lessor, and an affiliate, associate, or subsidiary of any of them or any director, officer, or employee of any of them or any other person in any way associated with any of them;

    (9) "Debtor" means a borrower of money or a purchaser or lessee of goods, services, property, rights, or privileges for which payment is arranged through a credit transaction;

    (10) "Gross debt" means the sum of the remaining payments owed to the creditor by the debtor;

    (11) "Identifiable charge" means a charge for a type of consumer credit insurance that is made to debtors having such insurance and not made to debtors not having such insurance; it includes a charge for insurance that is disclosed in the credit or other instrument furnished to the debtor which sets out the financial elements of the credit transaction and any difference in the finance, interest, service or other similar charge made to debtors who are in like circumstances except for the insured or non-insured status of the debtor or of the property used as security for the credit transaction;

    (12) "Net debt" means the amount necessary to liquidate the remaining debt in a single lump-sum payment, excluding all unearned interest and other unearned finance charges;

    (13) "Open-end credit" means credit extended by a creditor under an agreement in which:

    (i) The creditor reasonably contemplates repeated transactions;

    (ii) The creditor imposes a finance charge from time to time on an outstanding unpaid balance; and

    (iii) The amount of credit that may be extended to the debtor during the term of the agreement (up to any set limit by the creditor) is generally made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-30-2.

  • contract owner: means the person who is identified as the legal owner under the terms of the policy or contract or who is otherwise vested with legal title to the policy or contract through a valid assignment completed in accordance with the terms of the policy or contract and properly recorded as the owner on the books of the insurer. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Covered claim: means :

    (i) An unpaid claim, including one for unearned premiums, submitted by a claimant, which arises out of and is within the coverage and subject to the applicable limits of an insurance policy to which this chapter applies if the insurer becomes an insolvent insurer after the effective date of this chapter and the policy was either issued by the insurer or assumed by the insurer in an assumed claims transaction, and:

    (A) The claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event; provided, that for entities other than an individual, the residence of a claimant, insured or policyholder is the state in which its principal place of business is located at the time of the insured event; or

    (B) The claim is a first-party claim for damage to property with a permanent location in this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • Covered policy: means any policy or contract or portion of a policy or contract for which coverage is provided under § 27-34. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer which is not an insolvent insurer, and

    (i) Is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.

  • 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.
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer licensed to transact insurance in this state either at the time the policy was issued; when the obligation with respect to the covered claim was assumed under an assumed claims transaction; or when the insured event occurred, and against whom a final order of liquidation has been entered after the effective date of this chapter with a finding of insolvency by a court of competent jurisdiction in the insurer's state of domicile;

    (12) "Insured" means any named insured, any additional insured, any vendor, lessor or any other party identified as an insured under the policy. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer which after January 1, 1996, is placed under an order of liquidation by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • License: means any license, certificate of authority, certificate of compliance, or other formal approval or authorization granted by the department of business regulation, division of insurance;

    (7) "Person" means any natural or artificial entity, including but not limited to: an individual, corporation, association, partnership, trust, or any other legal entity; and

    (8) "Policy" or "certificate" means any contract of insurance, indemnity, medical, health, or hospital service, suretyship, or annuity issued, proposed for issuance, or intended for issuance, by any insurer. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29-2.

  • Line of credit: means an irrevocable stand-by commitment whereby the association or member insurer and a qualified financial institution or group of qualified financial institutions enter into a formal and binding contract in which the qualified financial institution or group of qualified financial institutions agree to lend a certain amount of money within a stated period of time. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • Member insurer: means any person who:

    (i) Writes any kind of insurance to which this chapter applies, under § 27-34-3, including the exchange of reciprocal or interinsurance contracts;

    (ii) Is licensed to transact insurance in this state; and

    (b) An insurer shall cease to be a member insurer effective on the day following the termination or expiration of its license to transact the kinds of insurance to which this chapter applies, however, the insurer shall remain liable as a member insurer for any and all obligations, including obligations for assessments levied prior to the termination or expiration of the insurer's license and assessment levied after the termination or expiration, which relate to any insurer that became an insolvent insurer prior to the termination or expiration of the insurer's license. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • Member insurer: means any insurer licensed or which holds a certificate of authority to transact in this state any kind of insurance for which coverage is provided under § 27-34. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Net direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this state on insurance policies to which this chapter applies, including policy and membership fees, less the following amounts: (i) Return premiums, (ii) Premiums on policies not taken and (iii) Dividends paid or credited to policyholders on that direct business. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • 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.
  • Ocean marine insurance: means any form of insurance, regardless of the name, label or marketing designation of the insurance policy, which insures against maritime perils or risks and other related perils or risks, which are usually insured against by traditional marine insurance, such as hull and machinery, marine builders risk, and marine protection and indemnity. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • Orthosis: means a custom fabricated brace or support that is designed based on medical necessity. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29.2-2.
  • Orthotics: means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting or servicing, as well as providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of an orthosis for the support, correction, or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury or deformity. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29.2-2.
  • Person: means any individual, aggregation of individuals, corporation, partnership, or other entity;

    (19) "Qualified financial institution" shall have the same meaning as the term in § 27-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.

  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental body or entity or voluntary organization. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Plan sponsor: means :

    (i) The employer in case of a benefit plan established or maintained by a single employer;

    (ii) The employee organization in the case of a benefit plan established or maintained by an employee organization; or

    (iii) In the case of a benefit plan established or maintained by two (2) or more employers or jointly by one or more employers and one or more employee organizations, the association, committee, joint board of trustees, or other similar group of representatives of the parties who establish or maintain the benefit plan. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.

  • Premiums: means amounts or considerations (by whatever name called) received on covered policies or contracts less returned premiums, considerations and deposits, and less dividends and experience credits. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Prosthesis: means an artificial limb that is alignable or, in lower extremity applications, capable of weight bearing. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29.2-2.
  • Prosthetics: means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, aligning, adjusting or servicing, as well as providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of a prosthesis through the replacement of external parts of a human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-29.2-2.
  • 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.
  • Receiver: means liquidator, rehabilitator, conservator or ancillary receiver, as the context requires. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • Receivership court: means the court in the insolvent or impaired insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation or liquidation of the insurer. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Resident: means a person to whom a contractual obligation is owed and who resides in this state on the date of entry of court order that determines a member insurer to be an impaired insurer or a court order that determines a member insured to be an insolvent insurer, whichever occurs first. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • 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.
  • Self-insurer: means a person that covers its liability through a qualified individual or group self-insurance program or any other formal program created for the specific purpose of covering liabilities typically covered by insurance. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34-5.
  • State: means a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a United States possession, territory or protectorate. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • Structured settlement annuity: means an annuity purchased in order to fund periodic payments for a claimant in payment for or with respect to personal injuries suffered by the claimant. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • 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.
  • Unallocated annuity contract: means any annuity contract or group annuity certificate which is not issued to and owned by an individual, except to the extent of any annuity benefits guaranteed to an individual by an insurer under the contract or certificate. See Rhode Island General Laws 27-34.3-5.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.