§ 56-31-101 Short title
§ 56-31-102 Chapter definitions
§ 56-31-103 Nonprofit vision service corporation — Creation
§ 56-31-104 Articles of incorporation — Approval by commissioner
§ 56-31-105 Board of directors
§ 56-31-106 Restrictions on right to establish and operate plan
§ 56-31-107 Participating optometrists — Right to become — Method of diagnosis and treatment unrestricted — Private optometrist-patient relationship — Maintenance
§ 56-31-108 Agreements with participating optometrists
§ 56-31-109 License required
§ 56-31-110 Application for license — Form — Accompanying documents — Filing fee
§ 56-31-111 Issuance of license — Prerequisites
§ 56-31-112 Investment of funds
§ 56-31-113 Expenses — Limitation
§ 56-31-114 Purchase of liability insurance authorized
§ 56-31-115 Financial and statistical records
§ 56-31-116 Annual statement — Form — Filing fee
§ 56-31-117 Examination — Rehabilitation or liquidation
§ 56-31-118 Fees and taxes
§ 56-31-119 License renewal — Agent’s certificate of authority
§ 56-31-120 Orders of commissioner — Publication of regulations — Subscription contracts — Rates
§ 56-31-121 Suspension or cancellation of license — Withdrawal of approval of documents — Revocation and amendment of certificate, order, authority or consent
§ 56-31-122 Revocation of license for violation of chapter
§ 56-31-123 Review of order of commissioner — Writ of certiorari
§ 56-31-124 Subscription contracts — Right to enter — Rates — Professional relationship
§ 56-31-125 Subscription contract — Duration — Renewal — Termination — Forfeiture of membership — Deferment of inception coverage
§ 56-31-126 Subscription contract — Form — Certificate furnished subscriber — Provisions
§ 56-31-127 Form of subscription certificate
§ 56-31-128 Subscriptions for vision care for needy — Governmental or private contributions authorized
§ 56-31-129 Settlement of dispute or controversy by commissioner — Review of decision
§ 56-31-130 Construction of chapter
§ 56-31-131 Laws relating to practice of medicine or surgery or optometry or other insurance not affected

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 56 > Chapter 31

  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: means a person designated in the subscription certificate referred to in subdivision (8) as entitled to the vision services referred to in subdivision (8). See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See
  • dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • insurance company: includes all corporations, associations, partnerships, or individuals engaged as principals in the business of insurance. See
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Nonprofit vision service corporation: means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating a nonprofit vision service plan. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • Nonprofit vision service plan: means a plan whereby specified vision service is provided by a nonprofit vision service corporation to subscribers to the plan. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • Participating optometrist: means an optometrist duly licensed to practice optometry in this state who contracts in writing with a vision service plan corporation to perform the vision services specified in the subscription certificates issued by the corporation, and at rates of compensation determined by the board of directors of the corporation, and who agrees to abide by the bylaws, rules and regulations of the corporation applicable to participating optometrists. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • 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
  • Person: includes a natural person, a corporation, an association, a common-law trust or corporation. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • 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
  • 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
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subscriber: means a person obligated under a reciprocal insurance agreement. See
  • Subscriber: means a person to whom a subscription certificate is issued by a vision care service plan corporation, which sets forth the beneficiaries and the kind and extent of vision service for which the corporation is liable to make payment. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Vision service: means the usual and general professional services rendered by persons duly licensed under the laws of this state to practice optometry. See Tennessee Code 56-31-102
  • writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • 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