§ 68-9-101 Short title
§ 68-9-102 Division of tuberculosis control created
§ 68-9-103 Chapter definitions
§ 68-9-104 Rules and regulations — Purposes
§ 68-9-106 Data and records
§ 68-9-107 Field treatment clinics
§ 68-9-108 Acquisition and divestiture of property
§ 68-9-109 Contracts
§ 68-9-110 Hospital administrative personnel
§ 68-9-111 Classification of expenditures — Hospitalization available to all
§ 68-9-112 Bill collection — Free treatment
§ 68-9-113 Fiscal policies authorized to qualify for federal and other aid
§ 68-9-114 Federal aid
§ 68-9-115 Attorney general and reporter– Duties
§ 68-9-116 East Tennessee Chest Disease Hospital not affected

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 68 > Health > Chapter 9 > Part 1 - General Provisions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Approved hospitals: means hospitals approved by the commissioner as having adequate facilities and staff for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Chest disease hospitals: means state-owned hospitals established, operated and maintained by the department for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of tuberculosis. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Division: means the division of tuberculosis control. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Employer: means :

    • (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

    • 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.
    • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • 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.
    • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
    • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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
    • 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).
    • 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
    • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
    • 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
    • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
    • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
    • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
    • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
    • Tuberculosis: means a disease caused by the human tubercle bacillus, whether infectious or noninfectious. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
    • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
    • 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