Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 29 > Chapter 11
- 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
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Board: means the board for licensing health care facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2101
- Capable of providing neuroendovascular treatment: means the capacity to:
(A) Properly assess, diagnose using advanced imaging devices, and treat stroke patients with complex cases of ischemic stroke, including emergent large vessel occlusion causing the loss of blood supply to a part of the brain and requiring immediate treatment at a facility with a trained team of neurointerventional surgeons, vascular neurologists, and assisting medical personnel. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2101
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Countermeasure: means a vaccine or the component parts used in the design, development, clinical testing or investigation or manufacture of a vaccine, including seed stocks, cell lines and plasmids, used to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat, cure or otherwise limit the harm of an infectious disease that is:
(A) Approved or cleared under Chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, compiled in 21 U. See Tennessee Code 68-11-1901
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2101
- Drug abuse: means a condition characterized by the continuous or episodic use of a drug or drugs that results in social impairment, vocational impairment, psychological dependence, or pathological patterns of use. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2001
- Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Employer: means :
(A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- 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.
- 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.
- Health care institution: means any publicly or privately owned or operated institution, facility, center, or place licensed by the department of health that provides health services for patients that engage in drug abuse. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2001
- Health care provider: means a person licensed under title 63 or this title to provide health care or related services. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2001
- Healthcare research institution: includes any or all of the parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns of the institution, and any or all individual trustees, officers, directors, employees, and agents of the institution. See Tennessee Code 68-11-1901
- Indwelling catheter: means a proprietary indwelling device that is inserted under a patient's skin to provide long-term IV access for administering blood products, prescribed medication, high-dose chemotherapy, or other treatments. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2001
- Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- 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.
- Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- profit: means the excess revenue over expenditures prior to the expenditure of the amount which may be optionally made available for employees in cash or placed in trust by the state on behalf of the employees under the plan. See Tennessee Code 8-25-302
- Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- 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: 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
- State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
- Stroke-related designation: means a designation including, but not limited to, a comprehensive stroke center, primary stroke center, acute stroke-ready hospital, or other stroke-related designation approved by rule by the board in consultation with the emergency medical services board. See Tennessee Code 68-11-2101
- 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.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Willful misconduct: means an act or omission that is taken:
(A) Intentionally to achieve a wrongful purpose. See Tennessee Code 68-11-1901
- written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105