Part 1 General Provisions 36-7-101 – 36-7-107
Part 2 Temporary Custody Agreements 36-7-201 – 36-7-205
Part 3 Court Proceedings to Obtain Temporary Custody Order 36-7-301 – 36-7-310
Part 4 Termination of Order 36-7-401
Part 5 Applicability and Construction 36-7-501 – 36-7-503

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 7 - Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

  • Actual malice: means knowledge that information is false, or reckless disregard of whether it is false. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Bonds: means bonds or interim certificates issued pending preparation or delivery of definitive bonds of a local government issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
  • Charitable organization: means an entity described by:

    1. Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 56-52-102
    2. Claim: means :

      1. A demand for monetary damages for injury or death caused by health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      2. Claimant: means a person, including a decedent's estate, that is seeking or has sought monetary damages for injury or death caused by health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      3. Closed claim: means a claim that has been settled or otherwise disposed of by the insuring entity, self-insurer, facility or provider. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      4. Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-52-102
      5. Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      6. Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      7. Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
      8. 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.
      9. Companion claims: means separate claims involving the same incident of health care liability made against other providers or facilities. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      10. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      11. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      12. Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      13. 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.
      14. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      15. Decedent: A deceased person.
      16. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
      17. Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
      18. Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
      19. Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
      20. Economic damages: means objectively verifiable monetary losses, including medical expenses, loss of earnings, burial costs, loss of use of property, cost of replacement or repair, cost of obtaining substitute domestic services, and loss of business or employment opportunities. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      21. 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.
      22. facility: means an entity licensed under title 68, including a clinic, diagnostic center, hospital, laboratory, mental health center, nursing home, office, surgical facility, treatment facility, or similar place where a health care provider provides health care to patients. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      23. Financial newspaper: means a financial newspaper, financial journal or other financial publication. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
      24. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
      25. Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
      26. Governing body: means the legislative body of any local government of this state or any other authority charged with the governing of the affairs of any local government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
      27. Health care liability: means an actual or alleged negligent act, error, or omission in providing or failing to provide health care services. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      28. Incidental costs: means expenses specified in the warranty, incurred by the warranty holder, related to the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform as provided in the warranty. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      29. Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
      30. Insurance policy: means the written instrument in which are set forth the terms of any certificate of insurance, binder of coverage or contract of insurance, including a certificate, binder or contract issued by a state-assigned risk plan, benefit plan, nonprofit hospital service plan, health maintenance organization, motor club service plan, or surety bond, cash bond or any other alternative to insurance authorized by a state's financial responsibility act. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
      31. Insurance professional: means sales agents, managing general agents, brokers, producers, adjusters and third-party administrators. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
      32. Insurance transaction: means a transaction by, between or among:

        1. An insurer or a person who acts on behalf of an insurer. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
        2. Insurer: includes , but is not limited to, an insurance company, self-insurer, reinsurer, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, risk retention group, Lloyd's insurer, fraternal benefit society, surety, medical service, health maintenance organization, dental, optometric or any other similar health service plan, and any other legal entity engaged or purportedly engaged in the business of insurance, including any person or entity that falls within the definition of "insurer" found within this title. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
        3. Insuring entity: means :

          1. An authorized insurer. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
          2. 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.
          3. Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
          4. Local government: means any county, municipality or metropolitan government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
          5. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          6. Noneconomic damages: means subjective, nonmonetary losses, including pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, disability, or disfigurement incurred by the injured party, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, humiliation and injury to reputation, and destruction of the parent-child relationship. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
          7. 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.
          8. Obligations: means bonds, notes and any other evidence of indebtedness lawfully issued or assumed by a local government. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
          9. 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.
          10. Pattern or practice: means repeated, routine or generalized in nature, and not merely isolated or sporadic. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          11. Person: means a natural person, company, corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, professional corporation, agency of government and any other entity. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          12. Person: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
          13. 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
          14. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
          15. 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
          16. Practitioner: means a licensee of this state authorized to practice medicine and surgery, psychology, chiropractic or law or any other licensee of the state or person required to be licensed in the state whose services are compensated either in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by insurance proceeds, including, but not limited to, automotive repair shops, building contractors and insurance adjusters, or a licensee similarly licensed in other states and nations or the licensed practitioner of any nonmedical treatment rendered in accordance with a recognized religious method of healing. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          17. Premium: includes any payments, whether due within the insurance policy term or otherwise, and deductible payments, whether advanced by the insurer or insurance professional and subject to reimbursement by the insured or otherwise, any self-insured retention or payments, whether advanced by the insurer or insurance professional and subject to reimbursement by the insured or otherwise, and any collateral or security to be provided to collateralize obligations to pay any of the above. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          18. Premium finance company: means a person engaged or purporting to engage in the business of advancing money, directly or indirectly, to an insurer or producer at the request of an insured pursuant to the terms of a premium finance agreement, including but not limited to loan contracts, notes, agreements or obligations, wherein the insured has assigned the unearned premiums, accrued dividends, or loss payments as security for the advancement in payment of premiums on insurance policies only, and does not include the financing of insurance premiums purchased in connection with the financing of goods and services. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          19. Premium finance transaction: means a transaction by, between or among an insured, a producer or other party claiming to act on behalf of an insured and a third-party premium finance company, for the purposes of purportedly or actually advancing money directly or indirectly to an insurer or producer at the request of an insured pursuant to the terms of a premium finance agreement, wherein the insured has assigned the unearned premiums, accrued dividends or loan payments as security for the advancement in payment of premiums on insurance policies only, and does not include the financing of insurance premiums purchased in connection with the financing of goods and services. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
          20. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          21. provider: means :

            1. A person licensed in either title 63, except chapter 12, or title 68 to provide health care or related services, including, but not limited to, an acupuncturist, a physician, a surgeon, an osteopathic physician, a dentist, a nurse, an optometrist, a podiatrist, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a psychologist, a pharmacist, an optician, a physician assistant, a certified professional midwife, an orthopedic physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
            2. Reciprocal: means the aggregation of subscribers under a common name. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
            3. Reckless: means without reasonable belief of the truth, or, for the purposes of §. See Tennessee Code 56-53-101
            4. Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            5. Refunding bonds: means bonds issued to refund all or any part of bonds, notes or other obligations, except capital outlay notes when retired by bonds in conformance with part 6 of this chapter, and notes issued in anticipation of bonds, heretofore or hereafter issued or lawfully assumed by a local government pursuant to this chapter, or any other provision of this code or any other general or special law. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
            6. Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
            7. 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
            8. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
            9. Self-insurer: means any health care provider, facility, or other individual or entity that assumes operational or financial risk for claims of health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
            10. 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.
            11. 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
            12. State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
            13. 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
            14. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
            15. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
            16. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
            17. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            18. Vehicle protection product: includes , but is not limited to, alarm systems, body part marking products, steering locks, window etch products, pedal and ignition locks, fuel and ignition kill switches, and electronic, radio, and satellite tracking devices. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
            19. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
            20. warrantor: means a person who is contractually obligated to the warranty holder under the terms of the vehicle protection product warranty agreement. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
            21. warranty: means a written agreement by a warrantor that provides that, if the vehicle protection product fails to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause, then the warranty holder shall be paid specified incidental costs by the warrantor as a result of the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform pursuant to the terms of the warranty. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
            22. Warranty holder: means the person who purchases a vehicle protection product or who is a permitted transferee. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
            23. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            24. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105