§ 34-6-201 Part definitions
§ 34-6-202 Applicability of part
§ 34-6-203 Requirements
§ 34-6-204 Attorney in fact — Powers — Limitations
§ 34-6-205 Warning Statement
§ 34-6-206 Access to medical records and information
§ 34-6-207 Revocation
§ 34-6-208 Liability of health care provider
§ 34-6-209 Emergency care
§ 34-6-210 Principal’s objection to withholding or withdrawal of care
§ 34-6-211 Required execution of durable power of attorney for health care prohibited
§ 34-6-212 Applicability of §?32-11-110(a).
§ 34-6-213 Life insurance unaffected
§ 34-6-214 Transfer of patient by health care provider
§ 34-6-215 Power of attorney executed outside Tennessee — When effective
§ 34-6-216 Attorney in fact other than parent
§ 34-6-217 Effect and interpretation of durable powers of attorney
§ 34-6-218 Release of personal health information to determine capacity

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 34 > Chapter 6 > Part 2 - Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

  • 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.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Attorney: means the person designated and authorized by subscribers as the attorney-in-fact having authority to obligate them on reciprocal insurance contracts. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Court: means any court having jurisdiction to hear matters concerning guardians or conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
  • Durable power of attorney for health care: means a durable power of attorney to the extent that it authorizes an attorney in fact to make health care decisions for the principal. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • 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: means a guardian, coguardian, conservator, co-conservator, or qualified trustee as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
  • Foreign: when used without limitation, includes all companies formed by authority of any other state or government. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition, and includes medical care as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • Health care decision: means consent, refusal of consent or withdrawal of consent to health care. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • Health care institution: means a health care institution as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • Health care provider: means a person who is licensed, certified or otherwise authorized or permitted by the laws of this state to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • insurance company: includes all corporations, associations, partnerships, or individuals engaged as principals in the business of insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Licensee: means a premium finance company holding a license issued under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • 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.
  • 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 an individual, partnership, association, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, common law trust, joint-stock company or any other group of individuals however organized. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association, the state, a city, county, city and county, or other public entity or governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 34-6-201
  • Physician: means a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Premium finance agreement: means an agreement by which an insured or prospective insured promises to pay to a premium finance company the amount advanced or to be advanced under the agreement to an insurer or to an insurance agent or producing agent in payment of premiums of an insurance contract, together with interest and a service charge as authorized and limited by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
  • Premium finance company: means a person engaged in the business of entering into premium finance agreements or acquiring premium finance agreements from other premium finance companies. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. 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
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • 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