• As used in this chapter and § 40-24-107, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Child” means any individual, adopted or natural born, entitled to take as a child under the laws of this state by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved and also includes a stepchild;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-13-102

      • Child: means any individual, adopted or natural born, entitled to take as a child under the laws of this state by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved and also includes a stepchild. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • Commission: means the Tennessee claims commission created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • Court: means the circuit courts of the state of Tennessee, for the purposes of filing a claim, and any court of the state which has the jurisdiction to try a crime against person or property, for the purpose of assessing the costs provided for in §. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • Dependents: means such relatives of a deceased victim as were receiving substantial support or needed services from the victim at the time of the victim's death, and includes the child of such victim born after such victim's death. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • Division: means the division of claims and risk management created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • 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.
      • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
      • 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.
      • Minor: means any person who has not attained the age of eighteen (18) years. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Victim: means a person who suffers personal injury or death as a direct and proximate result of any act of a person which is within the description of any of the offenses specified in §. See Tennessee Code 29-13-102

      (2) “Claimant” means any person or persons filing a claim for compensation under this chapter on such person’s or persons’ own behalf, the guardian of a victim if the victim is a minor, the legal representative of the estate of a deceased victim, or the dependents of the victim;

    • (3) “Commission” means the Tennessee claims commission created pursuant to § 9-8-301;

    • (4) “Court” means the circuit courts of the state of Tennessee, for the purposes of filing a claim, and any court of the state which has the jurisdiction to try a crime against person or property, for the purpose of assessing the costs provided for in § 40-24-107, except general sessions courts or municipal courts may not impose such costs;

    • (5) “Dependents” means such relatives of a deceased victim as were receiving substantial support or needed services from the victim at the time of the victim’s death, and includes the child of such victim born after such victim’s death;

    • (6) “Division” means the division of claims and risk management created pursuant to § 9-8-401;

    • (7) “Family,” when used with reference to a person, includes:

      • (A) Any person related to such person within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity; or

      • (B) Any person living in the same household as such person;

    • (8) “Guardian” or “legal guardian” means a person having the legal authority to provide for the care, supervision, and control of a minor child as established by law or court order;

    • (9) “Minor” means any person who has not attained the age of eighteen (18) years;

    • (10) “Offender” means a person who has or is alleged to have committed a crime;

    • (11) “Out of pocket expenses” means unreimbursed or unreimbursable expenditures or indebtedness reasonably incurred for medical care or other services reasonably necessary as a result of the personal injury or death upon which a claim is based;

    • (12) “Relative” means a spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister and a spouse’s parents or stepparents; and

    • (13) “Victim” means a person who suffers personal injury or death as a direct and proximate result of any act of a person which is within the description of any of the offenses specified in § 29-13-104.