Part 1 Evidence of Crimes 38-1-101 – 38-1-106
Part 2 Scrap Jewelry and Metal Dealers 38-1-201 – 38-1-205
Part 3 Statutory Rape Prevention 38-1-301 – 38-1-306
Part 4 Cross Reporting of Animal Cruelty 38-1-401 – 38-1-403
Part 5 Racial Profiling Prevention Act 38-1-501 – 38-1-503
Part 6 Providing Caller Locations in Emergencies 38-1-601 – 38-1-604
Part 7 Immunity From Civil Liability 38-1-701

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 38 > Chapter 1

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Animal: means a domesticated living creature or a wild creature previously captured. See Tennessee Code 38-1-401
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • 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.
    • Athletic injury: means any injury sustained by a person as a result of such person's participation in exercises, sports, games, or recreation requiring physical strength, agility, flexibility, range of motion, speed, or stamina, or comparable athletic injury that prevents such person from participating in such activities. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
    • Athletic trainer: means a person with specific qualifications as set forth in this chapter, who, upon the advice, consent and oral or written prescriptions or referrals of a physician licensed under this title, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and, in carrying out these functions the athletic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
    • Authority: means a water and wastewater treatment authority created pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Board: means the massage licensure board. See Tennessee Code 63-18-102
    • Board: means the board of athletic trainers. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
    • Board: means the board of commissioners of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Board: means the board of medical examiners, created by §. See Tennessee Code 63-19-102
    • Bonds: includes notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of finance and administration. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
    • Committee: means the board of medical examiners' committee on physician assistants, established by §. See Tennessee Code 63-19-102
    • Compensation: means the payment, loan, advance, donation, contribution, deposit or gift of money or anything of value. See Tennessee Code 63-18-102
    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
    • Counseling: means assisting an individual, through the counseling relationship, in a manner intended to facilitate normal human growth and development, using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods and techniques, to achieve mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual and/or career development and adjustment throughout the life span. See Tennessee Code 63-22-122
    • Counseling treatment interventions: means the application of cognitive, affective, behavioral and systemic counseling strategies that include principles of development, wellness and pathology that reflect a pluralistic society. See Tennessee Code 63-22-122
    • Creating governmental entity: means any city, metropolitan government or county which creates an authority pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Decedent: A deceased person.
    • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 38-1-601
    • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
    • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • 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.
    • Licensed professional counselor: means a person licensed under this part who is professionally trained in counseling and guidance services designed to facilitate normal human growth and development through individual, family or group counseling, educational procedures, assessment, consultation and research and who assists individuals by the practice of counseling with their personal, social, career or educational development as they pass through life stages. See Tennessee Code 63-22-122
    • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Massage establishment: means a place of business held out to the public wherein massage is practiced. See Tennessee Code 63-18-102
    • Massage therapist: means a person who practices massage for compensation and is licensed by the board. See Tennessee Code 63-18-102
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Owner: includes corporations as well as individuals. See Tennessee Code 38-1-401
    • Participating governmental entity: means any utility district, metropolitan government, city, town or county. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Physician: means a person lawfully licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 6 of this title, osteopathic medicine pursuant to chapter 9 of this title, or podiatry pursuant to chapter 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 63-19-102
    • Physician assistant: means an individual who renders services, whether diagnostic or therapeutic, that are acts constituting the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine and, but for §§. See Tennessee Code 63-19-102
    • Practice of counseling: means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public any service involving the application of principles, techniques, methods or procedures of the counseling profession, including appraisal activities, counseling, consulting and referral activities. See Tennessee Code 63-22-122
    • Program: means a set of activities undertaken in accordance with a plan of action organized to realize identifiable goals and objectives. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
    • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    • Racial profiling: means the detention or interdiction of an individual in traffic contacts, field contacts, or asset seizure and forfeiture efforts solely on the basis of the individual's actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, or national origin. See Tennessee Code 38-1-502
    • 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: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • state agency: means any unit organization of the executive department, including any official, department, board, commission, division, bureau, section, district, office, authority, committee, or council or any other unit of state government, however designated, including, without limitation, higher education. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
    • 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.
    • Treatment works: means any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the state's waters, or any devices and systems used in the treatment and distribution of water, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, water storage facilities, water transmission lines, pumping, power and other equipment, and their appurtenances, extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
    • Wireless telecommunications service provider: means a provider of commercial mobile radio service as defined by 47 CFR 20. See Tennessee Code 38-1-601