Part 1 General Custody Provisions 36-6-101 – 36-6-116
Part 2 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act 36-6-201 – 36-6-243
Part 3 Visitation 36-6-301 – 36-6-307
Part 4 Parenting Plans 36-6-401 – 36-6-415
Part 5 Parent Visitation 36-6-501 – 36-6-511
Part 6 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act 36-6-601 – 36-6-612

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 6

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
  • Aesthetics: means any of the following practices:

    • (A) Massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising, beautifying or similar work with hands or mechanical or electrical apparatus or by the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102

    • 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.
    • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Agent: means any officer, director, owner, employee, contractor or any other person authorized to act on behalf of a residential roofing services provider. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
    • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
    • 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.
    • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
    • apprentice: means a person who is engaged in learning to practice as a funeral director or embalmer, as the case may be, under the personal supervision and instruction of a duly licensed funeral director or embalmer of this state under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
    • Articles of conversion: means articles under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
    • Articles of merger: means articles under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
    • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Attest: means providing the following services:

      • (A) Any audit or other engagement to be performed in accordance with the Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS). See Tennessee Code 62-1-103

      • Authorizing agent or agents: means a person or persons legally entitled to authorize the cremation of a dead human body or body parts. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
      • 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
      • Board: means the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners created by §. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
      • Board: means the state board of examiners for architects and engineers. See Tennessee Code 62-2-902
      • Board: means the state board of accountancy established under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
      • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
      • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
      • Board: means the board of funeral directors and embalmers. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
      • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
      • Body parts: means limbs or other portions of the anatomy that are removed from a living person for medical purposes during biopsy, treatment or surgery. See Tennessee Code 62-5-501
      • Casket: means a rigid container that is designed for the encasement of a dead human body and that is constructed of wood, metal or another rigid material, is ornamented and lined with fabric and may or may not be combustible. See Tennessee Code 62-5-501
      • Certificate: means a certificate as certified public accountant issued under §§. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
      • Chambers: A judge's office.
      • Child: means an individual who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
      • Child custody determination: includes a permanent, temporary, initial, and modification order. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
      • Child custody proceeding: includes a proceeding for divorce, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship, paternity, termination of parental rights, and protection from domestic violence, in which the issue may appear. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
      • Client: means any person who hires or seeks to hire a home inspector to obtain a home inspection or home inspection report. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
      • Client: means a person or entity that agrees to receive any professional service from a licensee. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
      • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
      • 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: means a contract in this state between a person and a residential roofing services provider for the provision of goods or services related to the repair or replacement of a roof system the costs of which the residential roofing services provider represents are to be paid, or are likely to be paid, in whole or in part, from the proceeds of a property and casualty insurance policy. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
      • Contracting: means any person or entity that performs or causes to be performed any of the activities defined in subdivision (4)(A) or (7). See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
      • Contractor: includes , but is not limited to, a prime contractor, electrical contractor, electrical subcontractor, mechanical contractor, mechanical subcontractor, plumbing contractor and plumbing subcontractor, masonry contractor, and roofing subcontractor where the total cost of the roofing portion of the construction project is twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
      • Conversion: means a transaction authorized by §§. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
      • Converted entity: means the converting entity as the converting entity continues in existence after a conversion. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
      • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
      • Cosmetology: means any of the following practices:

        • (A) Arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, singeing, bleaching, coloring or similar work on the hair of any person by any means. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102

        • Cosmetology shop: means any place of business where any person engages or offers to engage in any practice of cosmetology for a fee or other form of compensation, but does not include a manicure shop, skin care shop, or natural hair styling shop. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
        • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
        • Cremation: means the heating process by which a human body or body parts are reduced to bone fragments through combustion and evaporation. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
        • Crematory: includes crematorium. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
        • Decedent: A deceased person.
        • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
        • 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.
        • Designated manager: means a person licensed under chapter 3 or chapter 4 of this title in at least one (1) discipline that a shop is licensed to offer who serves in a supervisory or managerial capacity of the shop in the absence of the manager. See Tennessee Code 62-3-109
        • Designated manager: means a person licensed under chapter 3 or chapter 4 of this title in at least one (1) discipline that a shop is licensed to offer, and who serves in a supervisory or managerial capacity of the shop in the absence of the manager. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
        • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
        • Disposition directions: means a legible written instrument signed by the decedent and acknowledged by a notary or witnessed by two (2) persons who are qualified adults. See Tennessee Code 62-5-701
        • Dispute resolution: means the mediation process or alternative dispute resolution process in accordance with Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 unless the parties agree otherwise. See Tennessee Code 36-6-402
        • Distributional interest: means the right under an unincorporated entity's organic law and organic rules to receive distributions from the entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
        • Dual shop: means any shop licensed by the board where services are performed or offered to be performed in more than one (1) field of cosmetology, including aesthetics, natural hair styling, and manicuring, or in both cosmetology, or a field of cosmetology, and barbering. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
        • Embalming: means the preservation and disinfection, restoration or attempted preservation or disinfection of dead human bodies by the application of chemicals externally or internally, or both. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
        • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
        • Emergency repairs: means goods or services provided for the purpose of making urgent and necessary repairs to the roof system of residential real estate if, without such repairs, damage to the residential real estate would occur. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
        • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
        • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
        • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
        • Fixtures: includes , but is not limited to, toilets, sinks, tubs, whirlpool tubs, hot tubs and any faucets or water supply lines used in conjunction with the fixtures. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
        • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
        • Funeral directing: means the:

          • (i) Practice of directing or supervising funerals or the practice of preparing dead human bodies for burial by any means, other than by embalming, or the disposition of dead human bodies. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101

          • Funeral establishment: means any business, whether a proprietorship, partnership, firm, association or corporation, engaged in arranging, directing or supervising funerals for profit or other benefit, the preparing of dead human bodies for burial, the disposition of dead human bodies, the provision or maintenance of place for the preparation for disposition, or for the care or disposition of human bodies. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
          • General maintenance work: means installing home appliances and making minor repairs to home appliances and kitchen and bathroom fixtures where the labor cost related to the installation or minor repairs does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500). See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
          • General partner: means a person that:

            • (A) Has become a general partner under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

            • Good standing with the department of revenue: means the secretary of state has received and verified through electronic confirmation or a certificate of tax clearance issued by the commissioner of revenue that a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership is current on all fees, taxes, and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
            • Governance interest: means a right under the organic law or organic rules of an unincorporated entity, other than as a governor, agent, assignee, or proxy, to:

              • (A) Receive or demand access to information concerning, or the books and records of, the entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

              • Governor: means :

                • (A) A director of a business corporation. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                • grandparent: includes , but is not limited to:

                  • (1) A biological grandparent. See Tennessee Code 36-6-306

                  • Guaranteed pre-need funeral contract: means the pre-need seller, where the contract has been funded in accordance with its terms, shall furnish at the time of death of the contract beneficiary, at no additional charge to the next of kin, the estate of the deceased, or other individual or entity responsible for the funeral, the merchandise and services selected, or the equivalent if the specific merchandise is not readily available, in the pre-need funeral contract. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
                  • 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.
                  • Hair braiding: means techniques that result in tension on hair strands, such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding of the hair, by hand or mechanical appliances for compensation, without cutting, coloring, relaxing, removing, chemically treating, or using other preparations to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                  • Hair wrapping: means the wrapping of manufactured materials around a strand or strands of human hair for compensation, without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, weaving, chemically treating, braiding, using hair extensions or performing any other service otherwise covered by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                  • Home appliances: means any appliance using water or connected to a water line, including, but not limited to, water heaters, dishwashers, garbage disposals, washers, icemakers and other similar appliances. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
                  • home improvement: includes the installation of central heating or air conditioning systems, storm windows or awnings. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                  • Home improvement contract: means an agreement between a contractor and an owner for the performance of home improvement, and includes all labor, services and materials to be furnished and performed under the agreement. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                  • Home improvement contractor: means any person, other than a bona fide employee of the owner, who undertakes or offers to undertake or agrees to perform any home improvement for the owner, whether or not the person is licensed or subject to the licensing requirements of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                  • Home inspection: means a visual analysis for the purpose of providing a professional opinion of the condition of a residential building, ancillary buildings, any reasonably accessible installed components and the operation of the building's systems, including any controls normally operated by the owner of the building, for the following components:

                    • (i) Heating systems. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302

                    • Home inspection report: means a legibly written document prepared for compensation and issued after a home inspection. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
                    • Home inspector: means any person who is licensed under this part as a home inspector and who engages in the business of performing home inspections and writing home inspection reports. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
                    • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                    • 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.
                    • Initial determination: means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                    • Instructor trainee: means any person who holds a valid cosmetologist's, manicurist's, aesthetician's or natural hair stylist's license issued by the board who is engaged in a board-approved course in instructor training of at least three hundred (300) hours to be completed within a period of six (6) months, which course includes practice teaching in a school under the personal supervision of a licensed instructor. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                    • Insurance company: means any corporation, limited liability company, association, partnership, society, order, individual or aggregation of individuals engaging in or proposing or attempting to engage as principals in any kind of insurance business, including the exchanging of reciprocal contracts between individuals, partnerships, and corporations. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                    • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
                    • Interest: means :

                      • (A) A share in a business corporation. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                      • Interest holder: means :

                        • (A) A shareholder of a business corporation. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                        • Interest holder liability: means :

                          • (A) Personal liability for a liability of an entity that is imposed on a person:

                            • (i) Solely by reason of the status of the person as an interest holder. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                            • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
                            • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this part. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                            • Junior instructor: means any person who holds a valid cosmetologist's, manicurist's, aesthetician's or natural hair stylist's license issued by the board who is engaged in a course of training in practice teaching in a school under the personal supervision of a licensed instructor for a period of time not to exceed three (3) years. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                            • Jurisdiction of formation: means the jurisdiction whose laws govern the internal affairs of an entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                            • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
                            • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
                            • Legacy pension plan: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system that is established in title 8, chapters 34-37, excluding the Hybrid Retirement Plan for State Employees and Teachers, compiled in title 8, chapter 36, part 9. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                            • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
                            • Letter of good standing from the department of revenue: means a letter issued by the department of revenue that a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership is current on all fees, taxes, and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                            • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document issued to an individual evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, or to hunt or fish, but does not include a license to practice law unless the supreme court establishes guidelines pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 36-6-501
                            • License: means a certificate issued under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                            • Licensed masonry contractor: means a contractor who builds structures from individual units of brick, stone, or concrete and glass block laid in and bound together by mortar, where the total cost of the masonry portion of the construction project exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), materials and labor, and who is required to obtain a license as a licensed masonry contractor by the board. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
                            • Licensee: means any individual holding a license, certification, registration, permit, approval, or other similar document evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, or to hunt or fish. See Tennessee Code 36-6-501
                            • Licensee: means the holder of a license. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                            • Licensee: means a person licensed to engage in the home improvement business under this part. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                            • Licensee: means an embalmer or funeral director who holds a license issued by the board. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
                            • Licensing authority: means the board, commission, or agency, excluding the department of safety, that has been established by statute or state regulation to oversee the issuance and regulation of any license. See Tennessee Code 36-6-501
                            • Licensing period: means the period of time that a funeral director's or embalmer's license is in effect in this state. See Tennessee Code 62-5-101
                            • Limited licensed electrician: means any person or entity that performs any electrical work that has a total cost of less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and that is required to be registered under §. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
                            • Limited licensed plumber: means any person who performs any plumbing work that has a total cost of less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and who is required to be registered under this part. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
                            • Limited partner: means a person that:

                              • (A) Has become a limited partner under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                              • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                              • Manager: means a person licensed under chapter 3 or chapter 4 of this title in at least one (1) discipline that a shop is licensed to offer who serves in a supervisory or managerial capacity in the shop whose information is filed with the board. See Tennessee Code 62-3-109
                              • Manager: means a person licensed under chapter 3 or chapter 4 of this title in at least one (1) discipline that a shop is licensed to offer, who serves in a supervisory or managerial capacity in the shop, and whose information is filed with the board. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Manager: means a manager of a limited liability company. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                              • Manicure shop: means any place of business where any person performs or offers to perform only manicuring services for a fee or other form of compensation. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Manicuring: means manicuring or pedicuring the nails of any person or performing nail artistry. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Member: means a member of a limited liability company. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                              • Merger: means a transaction authorized by §§. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                              • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                              • Mobile shop: means any self-contained, self-supporting, enclosed motor vehicle that may be used as a barber shop, cosmetology shop, dual shop, manicure shop, skin care shop, or any other category of shop licensed by the board. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Modification: means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                              • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
                              • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
                              • Natural hair styling: means techniques that result in tension on hair strands such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair by hand or mechanical appliances, which work does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or to straighten, curl or alter the structure of the hair. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Natural hair styling shop: means a place of business where a person licensed pursuant to this chapter performs or offers to perform only natural hair styling for a fee or other form of compensation. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • Natural hair stylist: means a person licensed to practice natural hair styling. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                              • normal architectural and engineering services: means :

                                • (i) The preparation of bids, proposals, plans, specifications or other contract documents or the evaluation of contractors, subcontractors or suppliers. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102

                                • Not in compliance with an order of visitation: means that one parent has intentionally interfered with implementation of a schedule of court-ordered visitation on two (2) or more occasions in any six-month period. See Tennessee Code 36-6-501
                                • Order of visitation: means any order granting a noncustodial parent the right to visit with such parent's child on days and times determined by the court. See Tennessee Code 36-6-501
                                • Organic law: means the law of an entity's jurisdiction of formation governing the internal affairs of the entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                • Owner: means any homeowner, tenant or any other person who orders, contracts for or purchases the home improvement services of a contractor or the person entitled to the performance of the work of a contractor pursuant to a home improvement contract. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                                • PA firm: means a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership or any other form of organization issued a permit under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                • Parenting responsibilities: means those aspects of the parent-child relationship in which the parent makes decisions and performs duties necessary for the care and growth of the child. See Tennessee Code 36-6-402
                                • Partner: means a limited partner or general partner. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                • Peer review: means a study, appraisal or review of one (1) or more aspects of the professional work of a CPA firm that performs attest services by a qualified person or persons who hold certificates and who are not affiliated with the CPA firm being reviewed. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                • Permanent parenting plan: means a written plan for the parenting and best interests of the child, including the allocation of parenting responsibilities and the establishment of a residential schedule, as well as an award of child support consistent with chapter 5 of this title. See Tennessee Code 36-6-402
                                • Permit: means a permit to practice as a CPA firm issued under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                • Person: means an individual, corporation, business, trust estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common-law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, association, owner, contractor, salesperson or any other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                                • Person: means an individual or entity. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
                                • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, who:

                                  • (A) Has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of six (6) consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one (1) year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205

                                  • Personal 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
                                  • Petitioner: means a person who seeks enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                                  • Plan: means a plan of merger, plan of conversion, or plan of domestication. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                  • Plan of conversion: means a plan under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                  • Plan of merger: means a plan under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
                                  • Plumbing work: means the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down or furnishing of labor to install material or equipment within any residential or commercial building of all piping, fixtures and appliances for the supply of gas, water, liquids or disposal of waste water or sewage. See Tennessee Code 62-6-402
                                  • 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
                                  • Pre-need funeral contract: means any agreement, contract or plan requiring the payment of money in advance, whether in a lump sum or installments and whether funded by a pre-need funeral trust or prearrangement insurance policy or combination of a pre-need funeral trust and a prearrangement insurance policy, that is made or entered into with any person, association, partnership, firm or corporation for the final disposition of a dead human body, for funeral or burial services or for the furnishing of personal property or funeral or burial merchandise, wherein the use of the personal property or the funeral or burial merchandise or the furnishing of professional services by a funeral director or embalmer is not immediately required. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Pre-need funeral contract beneficiary: means the person upon whose death the pre-need funeral contract will be performed. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Pre-need funeral trust: means funds set aside in a trust account held by a trustee to provide for a pre-need funeral contract. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Pre-need sales agent: means an individual who has applied for and has been granted, or who engages in conduct requiring, registration to sell pre-need funeral contracts on behalf of a pre-need seller pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Pre-need seller: means a funeral establishment or other individual, firm, partnership, company, corporation, or association that has applied for and has been granted, or that engages in conduct requiring, registration to sell pre-need funeral contracts pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Prearrangement insurance policy: means a life insurance policy, annuity contract, or other insurance contract, or any series of contracts or agreements in any form or manner, issued by an insurance company, that, whether by assignment or otherwise, funds a pre-need funeral contract, the insured or annuitant being the person for whose funeral service the funds were paid. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
                                  • Primary residential parent: means the parent with whom the child resides more than fifty percent (50%) of the time. See Tennessee Code 36-6-402
                                  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership, whether or not the office is located in this state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                  • Probate: Proving a will
                                  • Professional: means arising out of or related to the specialized knowledge or skills associated with CPAs. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest in such property. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                  • Protected agreement: means :

                                    • (A) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on the date the entity becomes subject to this chapter pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                                    • Public accountant: means a person holding a registration issued under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                    • Qualified adult: means a person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and of sound mind. See Tennessee Code 62-5-701
                                    • Record: when used as a noun, means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Registered agent: means an agent of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership who is authorized to receive service of any process or notice required or permitted by law to be served on the partnership. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is registered to do business in this state pursuant to a record filed by the secretary of state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                    • Registered foreign limited partnership: means a foreign limited partnership that is registered to do business in this state pursuant to a statement of registration filed by the secretary of state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Registered interior designer: means a person registered to use the title "registered interior designer" under this part. See Tennessee Code 62-2-902
                                    • Registration: means the registration issued to a public accountant under §. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                    • Report: when used with reference to attest services, means an opinion, report or other form of language that states or implies assurance as to the reliability of any financial statements or assertion. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                    • Required information: means the information that a limited partnership is required to maintain under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
                                    • Residential building: means a structure that is intended to be or is in fact used as a residence consisting of from one (1) to four (4) family dwelling units. See Tennessee Code 62-6-302
                                    • Residential contractor: means one whose services are limited to construction, remodelling, repair or improvement of one (1), two (2), three (3) or four (4) family unit residences not exceeding three (3) stories in height and accessory use structures in connection with the residences. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
                                    • Residential real estate: means a new or existing building constructed for habitation by one to four (1-4) families, and includes the building's garage, even if the garage is detached from such building. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
                                    • Respondent: means a person against whom a proceeding has been commenced for enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                    • review committee: means any person or persons carrying out, administering or overseeing peer review. See Tennessee Code 62-1-201
                                    • Right of disposition: means the right to determine the disposition of the remains of a decedent, including the location, manner, and conditions of disposition and arrangements for funeral goods and services. See Tennessee Code 62-5-701
                                    • Roof system: means a roof covering, roof sheathing, roof weatherproofing, roof framing, roof ventilation system, or insulation for residential real estate. See Tennessee Code 62-6-601
                                    • Roofing work: means the act of removing, installing, repairing or otherwise maintaining any covering to any at- or above-grade structure for the purpose of providing weather proof protection or ornamental enhancement to such structure. See Tennessee Code 62-6-102
                                    • Rule: means any rule, regulation or other written directive of general application duly adopted by the board in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                    • Safety razor: means a razor that is fitted with a guard close to the cutting edge of the razor that is intended to:

                                      • (A) Prevent the razor from cutting too deeply. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102

                                      • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                      • School: means a school of cosmetology. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                                      • severely reduced: means reduction to no contact or token visitation as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 36-6-306
                                      • Sewage treatment works: means any facility for the purpose of treating, neutralizing or stabilizing municipal sewage, including treatment or disposal plants, the necessary intercepting, outfall and outlet sewers, pumping stations integral to such plants or sewers, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                      • Shampooing: means any brushing, combing, shampooing, rinsing or conditioning upon the hair and scalp. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                                      • Shop: means a cosmetology shop, manicure shop, skin care shop, or natural hair styling shop. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                                      • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

                                        • (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                                        • Skin care shop: means any place of business where any person performs or offers to perform exclusively aesthetics services for a fee or other form of compensation. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                                        • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                        • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                        • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and Guam, except that "this state" means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                        • State employee: means any person who is a state official, including members of the general assembly, the attorney general and reporter, district attorneys general, state judges, and district public defenders, or any person who is employed in the service of and whose compensation is payable by the state, or any person who is employed by the state whose compensation is paid in whole or in part from federal or other funds. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                        • Student: means any person who is engaged in learning, performing or assisting in any of the practices of cosmetology under the immediate supervision of an instructor of cosmetology. See Tennessee Code 62-4-102
                                        • Subcontractor: means any person other than a materialman or laborer who enters into a contract with a contractor for the performance of any part of the contractor's contract or who enters into a contract with any subcontractor for the performance of any part of the subcontractor's contract and who does not perform work other than as a subcontractor. See Tennessee Code 62-6-501
                                        • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                        • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                        • Substantial equivalency: is a determination by the board of accountancy or its designee that the education, examination and experience requirements contained in the statutes and administrative rules of another jurisdiction are comparable to or exceed the education, examination and experience requirements contained in this chapter or that an individual CPA's education, examination and experience qualifications are comparable to or exceed the education, examination and experience requirements contained in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 62-1-103
                                        • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101
                                        • Teacher: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                                        • Temporary container: means a receptacle for cremated remains composed of cardboard, plastic, metal or another material that can be closed in a manner that prevents the leakage or spillage of the cremated remains and the entrance of foreign material and that is of sufficient size to hold the cremated remains until they are placed in an urn or scattered. See Tennessee Code 62-5-501
                                        • Temporary parenting plan: means a plan for the temporary parenting and the best interests of the child, including the establishment of a temporary residential schedule, and the establishment of temporary financial support designed to maintain the financial status quo to the extent possible, consistent with chapter 5 of this title, and the guidelines thereunder. See Tennessee Code 36-6-402
                                        • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
                                        • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                        • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
                                        • Transfer: includes :

                                          • (A) An assignment. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                                          • Tribe: means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205
                                          • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                          • Trustee: means a state or national bank, federally chartered savings and loan association, state chartered trust company, or, in the reasonable discretion of the commissioner upon the terms and conditions that the commissioner may require, a securities brokerage firm licensed and in good standing with appropriate state and federal regulatory authorities. See Tennessee Code 62-5-403
                                          • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                          • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                                          • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity:

                                            • (A) Recognized at common law. See Tennessee Code 61-3-1101

                                            • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
                                            • Urn: means a receptacle designed to encase cremated remains permanently. See Tennessee Code 62-5-501
                                            • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-6-205