Chapter 101 Miscellaneous Safety and Environmental Regulations 68-101-101 – 68-101-109
Chapter 102 Fire Prevention and Investigation 68-102-101 – 68-102-603
Chapter 104 Fireworks 68-104-101 – 68-104-215
Chapter 105 Tennessee Blasting Standards Act of 1975 68-105-101 – 68-105-121
Chapter 106 Child Safety on Highways 68-106-101 – 68-106-102
Chapter 110 Organized Camps 68-110-101 – 68-110-106
Chapter 111 Rented Premises Unfit for Habitation 68-111-101 – 68-111-108
Chapter 112 Mass Gatherings 68-112-101 – 68-112-113
Chapter 114 Ski Area Safety and Liability Act 68-114-101 – 68-114-108
Chapter 115 Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2016 68-115-101 – 68-115-501
Chapter 117 Tanning Facility Control Act of 1990 68-117-101 – 68-117-107
Chapter 120 Building Regulations 68-120-101 – 68-120-509
Chapter 121 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, and Aerial Tramways 68-121-101 – 68-121-125
Chapter 122 Boiler Inspection, Erectors and Repairers 68-122-101 – 68-122-209
Chapter 126 Manufactured Homes 68-126-101 – 68-126-412
Chapter 131 Hazardous Substances 68-131-101 – 68-131-406
Chapter 135 Liquefied Petroleum 68-135-101 – 68-135-201
Chapter 140 Emergency Services 68-140-101 – 68-140-604
Chapter 141 Poison Control 68-141-101 – 68-141-108
Chapter 142 Child Fatality Review and Prevention 68-142-101 – 68-142-209
Chapter 143 Shaken Baby Syndrome 68-143-101 – 68-143-103

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 68 > Safety

  • Abusive civil action: means a civil action filed by a plaintiff against a defendant with whom the plaintiff shares a civil action party relationship primarily to harass or maliciously injure the defendant and at least one (1) of the following factors are applicable:

    • (A) Claims, allegations, and other legal contentions made in the civil action are not warranted by existing law or by a reasonable argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law, or the establishment of new law. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101

    • Abusive civil action plaintiff: means a person who files a civil action that a court of record has determined to be an abusive civil action and against whom prefiling restrictions have been imposed pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101
    • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member, together with any amount transferred to the account of the member established pursuant to chapters 34-37 of this title from the respective account of the member under one (1) or more of the superseded systems, with interest thereon, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Acquittal:
      1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
      2. A verdict of "not guilty."
       
    • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equal value when computed at regular interest upon the basis of the mortality tables last adopted for such purpose by the board of trustees. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Adversary counsel: means a private lawyer hired by a respondent to represent the respondent's interest in any action under this chapter and chapters 2 and 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
    • Aerial passenger tramways: means recreational transportation of passengers on devices that are usually referred to by the following names:

      • (A) Reversible Aerial Tramways. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101

      • Affiant: means the person executing the affidavit provided for in §. See Tennessee Code 30-4-102
      • Affiliate: means :

        • (A) With respect to an individual:

          • (i) A companion of the individual. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102

          • 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
          • Agent: means any person authorized by the commissioner of revenue to purchase and affix stamps on packages of cigarettes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
          • Agent: means a person:

            • (A) Authorized to act for and on behalf of the landlord for the acceptance of service of process and for receipt of notices and demands or who becomes an agent pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101

            • 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

              • Airblast: means a pressure wave from a blast traveling through the atmosphere. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
              • Alteration: means any change or addition to the equipment other than ordinary repairs or replacement. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
              • Amateur: means a person who has never competed in an unarmed combat sport competition or contest for any purse or item of value, other than for a prize or item of value that does not exceed fifty dollars ($50. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
              • Ambulance: means any privately or publicly owned land or air vehicle that is especially designed, constructed or modified and equipped and is intended to be used for and is maintained or operated for transportation upon the streets, highways or airways in this state for persons who are sick, injured, wounded, otherwise incapacitated, helpless, or in need of medical care. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
              • Ambulance service: means the principal use of any privately or publicly owned ambulance for the transportation of injured or infirm persons. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
              • 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.
              • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
              • Amusement device: includes , but is not limited to, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, glasshouses, and walk-through dark houses. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
              • 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.
              • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
              • Antifreeze: means any substance or preparation sold, distributed or intended for use as the cooling liquid or to be added to the cooling liquid in the cooling system of internal combustion engines of motor vehicles to prevent freezing of the cooling liquid or to lower its freezing point. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
              • Application fee: means the fee due at the time an application for a license is submitted to the commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
              • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
              • Approved inspection agency: means a person, organization or local government approved by the commissioner to be especially qualified by reason of facilities, personnel, experience, and demonstrated reliability, to investigate, test, evaluate and inspect modular building units, systems, or the component parts of modular building units together with the plans, specifications, and quality control procedures to ensure that such units, systems, or component parts are in full compliance with the standards adopted by the commissioner pursuant to this part and to label such units complying with those standards. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
              • Art supplies: includes :

                • (A) Any raw or processed material or manufactured product marketed or being represented by the manufacturer, repackager or retailer as being suitable for use in any phase of the creation of any work of visual or graphic art of any medium. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303

                • Assembly: means a gathering of five thousand (5,000) or more people that is conducted or can reasonably be expected to be conducted for eighteen (18) or more hours continuously, whether on public or private property. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
                • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
                • Association of Boxing Commissions: means the association recognized by state athletic commissions that affiliate with the association regarding rules of unarmed combat sports. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                • ATF: means the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives of the United States department of justice. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
                • Attorney ad litem: means an attorney appointed by the court to act as counsel for the respondent. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter and any assistant thereto by whatever name known, any district attorney general and any assistant thereto by whatever name called, and any officer or full-time employee of the general assembly or any committee thereof established by statute, who is duly licensed to practice law in Tennessee, whose duty it is to provide facilities for drafting bills or to assist individual legislators in drafting bills or who renders legal advice and services to the members of the general assembly or committees thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
                • Authorization: means any and all forms of official permission required by this part, including licenses, permits and certificates. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                • Authorized entity: means an entity or organization at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, including, but not limited to, a recreation camp, college, university, place of worship, youth sports league, amusement park, restaurant, place of employment, and sports arena. See Tennessee Code 68-140-501
                • Average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member during the five (5) consecutive years of the member's creditable service affording the highest such average, or during all of the years in the member's creditable service if less than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
                • Banned hazardous substance: means :

                  • (i) Any toy or other article intended for use by children, that:

                    • (a) Is a hazardous substance. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

                    • Beneficiary: means any person, persons or institution receiving a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided in chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                    • 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
                    • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
                    • Bittering agent: means denatonium benzoate. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                    • Blast hole: means a hole drilled in rock or other material for the placement of explosives. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                    • Blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate explosives in blasting operations. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                    • Blasting operation: means the use of explosives in the blasting of stone, rock, ore or any other natural formation, or in any construction or demolition work. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                    • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                    • Board: means the Tennessee emergency medical services board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                    • Board: means the elevator and amusement device safety board, created in §. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                    • Boat dock: means a man-made structure that protrudes into a body of water for the purpose of mooring a boat or for other water-related recreation, including boat liveries, and that is connected to an electrical power source in any manner. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                    • Boat dock or marina operator: means any person, whether owner or not, supervising or responsible for operating, maintaining, or repairing a boat dock or marina that is subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                    • Boiler: means and includes a closed vessel or vessels intended for use in heating water or other liquids or for generating steam or other vapors under pressure or vacuum by the direct application of heat from combustible fuels, electricity, or nuclear energy, and also includes an unfired pressure vessel, meaning a vessel in which pressure is obtained from an external source or from an indirect application of heat. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
                    • Boxing: means unarmed combat to compete with the fists. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                    • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
                    • Certificate: means official acknowledgment that an individual has successfully complied with all requirements to practice and has completed a training program accredited or recognized by the board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                    • Charge: means a quantity of explosives that is to be detonated within a segregated position in the blast design. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                    • Child: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
                    • Child: includes any individual, adopted or natural born, entitled to take as a child under this title by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved and excludes any person who is only a stepchild, a foster child, a grandchild or any more remote descendant. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                    • Cigarette: means any roll for smoking, whether made wholly or in part of tobacco or any other substance, regardless of size or shape, and whether or not the tobacco or substance is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                    • Civil action: means a civil action, as defined in Rule 2 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101
                    • Civil action defendant: means a person or persons against whom a civil action has been filed that a court of record has determined to be an abusive civil action and imposed prefiling restrictions against the abusive civil action plaintiff pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101
                    • Civil action party relationship: means the plaintiff commencing a civil action and the civil action defendant fall within one (1) of the following categories:

                      • (A) Adults who are current or former spouses. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101

                      • closest relatives: means the person or persons who are in the level of intestate heirs nearest to the respondent under the Tennessee laws of intestate succession. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                      • co-conservators: means a person or persons or an entity appointed by the court to exercise the decision-making rights and duties of the person with a disability in one or more areas in which the person lacks capacity as determined and required by the orders of the court. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                      • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
                      • coguardian: means a person or persons appointed by the court to provide partial or full supervision, protection and assistance of the person or property, or both, of a minor. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                      • Combatant: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older who engages in a professional unarmed combat contest. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                      • Commerce: means any and all commerce within the state of Tennessee and subject to the jurisdiction of the state of Tennessee, and includes the operation of any business or service establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                      • Commerce: means any and all commerce within the state of Tennessee and subject to the jurisdiction of the state of Tennessee, and includes the operation of any business or service establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
                      • Commission: means the Tennessee athletic commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                      • Commissioner: means any member of the Tennessee athletic commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's legally authorized representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                      • Commissioner: means commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's legally authorized representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health, the commissioner's duly authorized representative, or in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                      • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
                      • Community paramedic: means an individual who:

                        • (A) Is licensed as a paramedic that delivers care in emergency and non-urgent pre-hospital settings with oversight of a physician. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302

                        • Companion: means :

                          • (A) The spouse of an individual. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102

                          • Component: means any assembly, sub-assembly, or combination of elements for use as a part of a modular building unit, which may include the structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, or other structurally integrated system or systems thereof affecting life safety. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                          • Conservatorship: is a proceeding in which a court removes the decision-making powers and duties, in whole or in part, in a least restrictive manner, from a person with a disability who lacks capacity to make decisions in one or more important areas and places responsibility for one or more of those decisions in a conservator or co-conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                          • Contest: means an unarmed combat sport competition or exhibition in which at least one (1) of the combatants is a professional or has previously competed as a professional in this state or any other state or in which licensed combatants compete for a purse or item of value greater than that amount authorized pursuant to subdivision (1) for an amateur event. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                          • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
                          • Corporate surety: means a corporation admitted to do business in the state and licensed under title 56, chapter 2. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                          • Corrosive: means any substance that, in contact with living tissue, will cause destruction of tissue by chemical action, but does not refer to action on inanimate surfaces. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                          • County judge: means any person who is, or when such office existed was, a judge of a general sessions court, trial justice court, county chair, county judge, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court, and whose compensation for such judicial service is paid wholly by a county of the state, or any person who is a county attorney who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state, or any county manager or county administrator who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • County judge: means a judge of a general sessions court, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                          • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                          • County official: means a county clerk, a clerk of a circuit court, a criminal court, or a probate court, a clerk and master of a chancery court, a clerk of a general sessions court where such general sessions court has an independent clerk who serves such court only, a register of deeds, a county trustee, a sheriff, a county road superintendent elected by a county legislative body, by a county road commission or commissioners, or by popular vote, and an assessor of property, any county commissioner elected by popular vote, serving in a county having a county commission form of government. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Court: means a chancery court in this state. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                          • Court: means the court then exercising probate jurisdiction in the county in which the decedent had legal residence on the date of death. See Tennessee Code 30-4-102
                          • Court: means any court having jurisdiction to hear matters concerning guardians or conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                          • Covered compensation: means , with respect to any calendar year, the amount of a member's earnable compensation subject to contributions under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
                          • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service, as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Date of establishment: means the date as of which the retirement system is established as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Dealer: as used in this part , means a person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of sale, storage or delivery of liquefied petroleum gas and/or the installation of liquefied petroleum gas equipment. See Tennessee Code 68-135-101
                          • Decedent: A deceased person.
                          • Declarant: means an individual who declares a living will under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                          • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
                          • Defective condition: means a condition of a product that renders it unsafe for normal or anticipatable handling and consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                          • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
                          • defibrillator: means an automated external defibrillator. See Tennessee Code 68-140-402
                          • Defined benefit component: means the portion of the hybrid plan that provides a defined benefit plan within the retirement system, but which has its own vesting, benefit structure, and contribution requirements as set forth in this part. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                          • Defined contribution component: means the portion of the hybrid plan that provides a defined contribution plan within the profit sharing and/or salary reduction plan established under chapter 25, part 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                          • Delay: means a period of time until detonation after application of energy to the ignition system. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                          • Delay period: means a time separation of eight (8) milliseconds or greater between detonation of charges. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                          • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
                          • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                          • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                          • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                          • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                          • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
                          • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                          • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
                          • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
                          • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                          • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                          • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-501
                          • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
                          • 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.
                          • Devise: To gift property by will.
                          • Devise: when used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                          • Devisee: means any person designated in a will to receive a devise. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                          • Director: means the director of the division of emergency medical services of the department. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                          • disabled: means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Disclaimant: means the person to whom a disclaimed interest or power would have passed had the disclaimer not been made. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                          • Disclaimed interest: means the interest that would have passed to the disclaimant had the disclaimer not been made. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                          • Disclaimer: means the refusal to accept an interest in or power over property. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                          • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
                          • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
                          • Display fireworks: means those fireworks designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation and that are classified as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                          • Distance: means the actual distance in feet along ground contour to the nearest dwelling house, public building, school, church, commercial or institutional building normally occupied. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                          • Distributor: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to any other person engaged in the business of reselling fireworks either as a retailer, wholesaler, or seasonal retailer, or any person who receives, brings or imports any fireworks of any kind, in any manner into this state, except to a holder of a Tennessee manufacturer's, distributor's, or wholesaler's permit. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                          • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
                          • Dower: A widow
                          • Dumbwaiter: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, the floor area of which does not exceed nine square feet (9 sq. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                          • Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • Economic damages: means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: objectively verifiable pecuniary damages arising from medical expenses and medical care, rehabilitation services, mental health treatment, custodial care, loss of earnings and earning capacity, loss of income, burial costs, loss of use of property, repair or replacement of property, obtaining substitute domestic services, loss of employment, loss of business or employment opportunities, and other objectively verifiable monetary losses. See Tennessee Code 29-39-101
                          • Electrical: means of or pertaining to the flow of an electrical charge or to electrons in motion. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                          • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
                          • Elevator: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction and that serves two (2) or more floors of a building. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                          • EMAC: means the national interstate mutual aid agreement adopted by all fifty (50) states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and ratified by the 104th United States Congress in 1996 (PL-104-321) that enables states to share resources during times of disaster created during the 104th Congress. See Tennessee Code 68-140-603
                          • Emergency medical entity: means any singular facility, providing emergency medical services to the general public, either resident or transient, in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                          • Emergency medical services: means the services used in responding to the perceived individual need for immediate medical care in order to prevent loss of life or aggravation of physiological or psychological illness or injury. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                          • Emergency medical services personnel: means individuals certified or licensed by the emergency medical services board in accordance with various categories and classifications of licenses or certificates that the board establishes. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                          • 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

                            • Epinephrine auto-injector: means a single-use device used to administer by automatic injection a premeasured dose of epinephrine into the body of a person. See Tennessee Code 68-140-501
                            • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
                            • Escalator: means a moving inclined continuous stairway or runway used for raising or lowering passengers. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                            • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
                            • Event: means any function or gathering at which there will be a fireworks display, a pyrotechnic display, a flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                            • Event: means an amateur event in which amateurs, as defined in this section, compete in an unarmed combat sport competition in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                            • 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.
                            • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
                            • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
                            • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Executory contract: means a contract, including a lease, under which each party has an unperformed obligation and the failure of a party to complete performance would constitute a material breach. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                            • Explosives: means any chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion, or that contains oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in such proportion or quantities that ignition by detonation may produce an explosion, capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                            • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
                            • Facilities where the public congregates: means sports and entertainment arenas, musical amphitheatres, stadiums, community and convention halls, specialty event centers, amusement facilities, fairgrounds, zoos, institutions of higher education, and specialty event centers in public parks. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
                            • 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.
                            • Fees and other expenses: means those reasonable attorney's fees and expert witness fees as determined by the court plus reasonable expenses and court costs, but does not include any portion of an attorney's fees or salary paid by a unit of local, state, or federal government for the attorney's services in the case. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
                            • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
                            • Fiduciary: means a personal representative, trustee, agent acting under a power of attorney, or other person authorized to act as a fiduciary with respect to the property of another person. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                            • Fiduciary: means a guardian, coguardian, conservator, co-conservator, or qualified trustee as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                            • FIMR: means the Tennessee fetal and infant mortality review program. See Tennessee Code 68-142-203
                            • Financial institution: means a bank as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                            • fire department: means a department of a municipality, county, or political subdivision, or an organization, agency, or entity that offers its services, for or without pay, for the purpose of suppressing fires, performing rescue services, or for other emergency response purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-302
                            • Fire marshal: means the state fire marshal. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                            • Firefighter: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the fire department of such political subdivision, and is trained in firefighting and actively engaged in such work or subject to call for such services, providing such person's primary livelihood is derived from such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                            • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
                            • Flame effect: means the combustion of an inflammable solid, liquid or gas to produce thermal, physical, visual or audible phenomena before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                            • Flame effect display: means the use of flame effects before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                            • Food service establishment: means a food service establishment as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
                            • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
                            • Freight elevator: means an elevator used primarily for carrying freight and on which only the operator and the persons necessary for loading and unloading are permitted to ride. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                            • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
                            • General employee: means any person who is a state official, including legislative officials elected by the general assembly, or who is employed in the service of, and whose compensation is payable in whole or in part by, the state, including employees under supervision of the state whose compensation is paid, in whole or in part, from federal or other funds, or any person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title, or of the Tennessee County Services Association, but does not include any teacher, state police officer, wildlife officer, firefighter, police officer, state judge, county judge, attorney general, governor, or county official or public service commissioner, or any person performing services on a contractual or percentage basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                            • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                            • Governmental unit: means an office, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or other agency of this state or a subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                            • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
                            • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
                            • Guardian ad litem: means a person meeting the qualifications set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                            • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
                            • Handler: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to accept custody and possession of explosives in blasting operations. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                            • Harass or maliciously injure: means the civil action determined to be an abusive civil action was filed with the intent or was primarily designed to:

                              • (A) Exhaust, deplete, impair, or adversely impact the civil action defendant's financial resources unless:

                                • (i) Punitive damages are requested and appropriate. See Tennessee Code 29-41-101

                                • Hazardous locations: means those installations, glazed or to be glazed in commercial and public buildings, known as framed or unframed glass entrance doors. See Tennessee Code 68-120-301
                                • Hazardous materials: includes :

                                  • (A) Materials designated as hazardous by any governmental agency. See Tennessee Code 68-131-201

                                  • Hazardous substance: means :

                                    • (i) Any substance or mixture of substances that:

                                      • (a) Is toxic. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

                                      • Health care prescriber: means a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed pursuant to title 63, chapter 6 or 9. See Tennessee Code 68-140-501
                                      • health facility: means a person, facility or institution licensed or authorized to provide health or medical care. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                      • Heirs: means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                                      • Highly toxic: means any substance that falls within any of the following categories:

                                        • (i) Produces death within fourteen (14) days in one half (½) or more than one half (½) of a group of ten (10) or more laboratory white rats, each weighing between two hundred (200) and three hundred (300) grams, at a single dose of fifty (50) milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when orally administered. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

                                        • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                        • Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way when any part thereto is open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
                                        • Hotel: means an establishment as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
                                        • Human carcinogen: means any substance listed as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
                                        • Hybrid plan: means a plan that provides a combination of a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan which, together, are intended to comply with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                        • Illegal drug: means a drug, the distribution of which is a violation of state law. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                        • Illegal drug market: means the support system of illegal drug related operations, from production to retail sales, through which an illegal drug reaches the user. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                        • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
                                        • 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
                                        • 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.
                                        • Individual drug user: means the individual whose illegal drug use is the basis of an action brought under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                        • Installation: means the assembly of modular building units on-site and/or the process of affixing modular building-related components to land, a foundation, footings, utilities, or an existing building. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                                        • Installer: means a licensed manufactured home installer, or a licensed manufactured home retailer. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
                                        • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
                                        • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
                                        • Interfacility telecommunications: means the exchange of ideas, instruction, or intelligence, pertaining to emergency medical services, between two (2) or more emergency medical entities. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                                        • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                        • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
                                        • Intersection: means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways that join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the areas within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
                                        • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
                                        • Invalid vehicle: means any privately or publicly owned vehicle that is maintained, operated and intended to be used to transport persons who are convalescent, or otherwise nonambulatory, and do not require medical treatment while in transit. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                        • Irritant: means any substance not corrosive within the meaning of subdivision (6), which on immediate, prolonged, or repeated contact with normal living tissue will induce a local inflammatory reaction. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                        • Jointly held property: means property held in the name of two (2) or more persons under an arrangement in which all holders have concurrent interests and under which the last surviving holder is entitled to the whole of the property. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                                        • Kickboxing: means unarmed combat involving the use of striking techniques delivered with the upper and lower body, and in which the combatants remain standing while striking. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                        • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any substance, or in the case of an article that is unpackaged or is not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer, a display of such matter directly upon the article involved or upon a tag or other suitable material affixed to the article, and a requirement made by or under authority of this part that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with, unless such word, statement, or other information also appears:

                                          • (A) On the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

                                          • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any substance, or in the case of an article that is unpackaged or is not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer, a display of such matter directly upon the article involved or upon a tag or other suitable material affixed to the article, and a requirement made by or under authority of this part that any word, statement or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with, unless such word, statement or other information also appears:

                                            • (A) On the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303

                                            • Landlord: means lessor, one under whom another holds premises as a tenant or lessee. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
                                            • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                            • 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.
                                            • 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
                                            • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
                                            • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
                                            • Letter of denial: means a written notification from the ATF indicating that an individual is not approved to possess, use, manufacture, distribute, transport, or direct the use or management of explosives. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                                            • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                                            • License: means an authorization to a person to provide ambulance services. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                            • Licensed exhibitor: means a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, company, firm or other entity licensed under this part to perform or provide firework or pyrotechnic materials for outdoor fireworks displays, proximate pyrotechnic displays, flame effect displays or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                            • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                                            • Lien: means an interest in property that secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                            • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
                                            • Limitation year: means , for testing purposes under § 415 of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                            • Limited blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate not more than five (5) pounds of explosives per blast. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                                            • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                                            • Living will: means a written declaration, pursuant to this chapter, stating declarant's desires for medical care or noncare, including palliative care, and other related matters such as organ donation and body disposal. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                            • Local government: means an incorporated municipality or county or subdivision of either. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
                                            • Local government: means any political subdivision of this state with authority to establish standards and requirements applicable to the construction, installation, alteration and repairs of buildings. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                                            • Local retirement fund: means any teachers' retirement fund or other arrangement for payment of retirement benefits to teachers, except this retirement system, supported wholly or in part by contributions made by an employer as defined by chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                            • Manager: means a person who:

                                              • (i) Undertakes to represent the interests of another person by contract, agreement or other arrangement, in procuring, arranging or conducting a professional contest in which the person will participate as a combatant. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102

                                              • manufactured home: includes any structure that meets all the requirements of this subdivision (2), except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the secretary and complies with the standards established under this title. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                                              • Manufacturer: means :

                                                • (A) Any entity that manufactures or otherwise produces cigarettes or causes cigarettes to be manufactured or produced anywhere that the manufacturer intends to be sold in this state, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502

                                                • Manufacturer: means the designer, fabricator, producer, compounder, processor or assembler of any product or its component parts. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                                                • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in the making, manufacture or construction of fireworks of any kind within this state. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in manufacturing or assembling new manufactured homes. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                                                • Marina: means a dock, including a boat dock or basin providing moorings for watercraft and boat houses and offering supply, repair, or other services, including electric power supply, for remuneration. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                                                • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
                                                • Mechanical: means of or pertaining to the design, construction or structure of a substance. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                • Medical advisors: means the physicians, companies, or organizations provided for in part 4 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Medical care: includes any procedure or treatment rendered by a physician or health care provider designed to diagnose, assess or treat a disease, illness or injury. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                                • Medical direction: means the supervision by a physician licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee of all medical aspects of patient care within EMS. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                • Medical professional: means a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in this state or in any other state or territory of the United States. See Tennessee Code 68-140-501
                                                • 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
                                                • member: means a member of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system. See Tennessee Code 68-102-401
                                                • Member: means a member of the Tennessee emergency medical service board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                • Member annuity: means annual payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of the member. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Military service: as used in this part , includes the enlistment or induction into the United States army or any branch thereof, the United States navy, the air force, the marine corps, the coast guard, the merchant marine, or any other military activity carried on in the aid of the war effort. See Tennessee Code 8-48-201
                                                • Minor: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age and who has not otherwise been emancipated. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                • Misbranded hazardous substance: means a hazardous substance, including a toy, or other article intended for use by children, which is a hazardous substance, or which bears or contains a hazardous substance in such manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom such toy or other article is entrusted, intended or packaged in a form suitable for use in the household or by children, which substance, except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                • Mixed martial arts: means unarmed combat using a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including kicking, wrestling and striking, subject to applicable limitations set forth in this chapter and rules promulgated by the commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                • Mobile integrated health care: means the provision of health care using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment under local medical control as part of a community-based team of health and social services providers to include, but not be limited to, home health organizations and community paramedics. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                • Modular building unit: means a structural unit, or preassembled component unit, including the necessary electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and other service systems, manufactured off-site and transported to the point of use for installation or erection, with or without other specified components, as a finished building. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                                                • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                                                • Mortgage: means a record, however denominated, that creates or provides for a consensual lien on real property or rents, even if the mortgage also creates or provides for a lien on personal property. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                • Mortgagee: means a person entitled to enforce an obligation secured by a mortgage. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                • Mortgagor: means a person that grants a mortgage or a successor in ownership of the real property described in the mortgage. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                • Moving walks: means a moving runway for transporting passengers, where the passenger transporting surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                • NFPA: means the National Fire Protection Association. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                                • Noneconomic damages: means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: physical and emotional pain. See Tennessee Code 29-39-101
                                                • 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.
                                                • Operator: means a person or the agent of a person who owns or controls, or has the duty to control, the operation of an amusement device or related electrical equipment. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                • Organ donation: means a procedure to recover vascular organs following a declaration of death pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                                • Organized camp: means any area, place, parcel, or tract of land on which facilities are established or maintained to provide an outdoor group-living experience for children or adults, or where one (1) or more permanent or semipermanent structures are established or maintained as living or sleeping quarters for children or adults, and operated for educational, social, recreational, religious instruction or activity, physical education or health, or vacation purposes either gratuitously or for compensation. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
                                                • Outdoor fireworks display: means a presentation of display fireworks for a public or private gathering as defined by NFPA 1123. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                                • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                                • Owner: means the person for whose property a receiver is appointed. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                • Owner: means a person that owns, leases, controls or manages the operations of an amusement device and may include the state or any political subdivision of the state. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                • Palliative care: includes any measure taken by a physician or health care provider designed primarily to maintain the patient's comfort. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                                • Parent: includes any person entitled to take, or who would be entitled to take if the child, adopted or natural born, died without a will, as a parent under this title by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is in question and excludes any person who is only a stepparent, foster parent, or grandparent. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                                                • Part-time employee: includes any interim teacher who is employed on a temporary basis to teach for a regular teacher who is on unpaid leave. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Participant: means any state employee, teacher, or political subdivision employee participating in the hybrid plan. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                                • 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.
                                                • Passenger: means any person, while being transported or conveyed by a passenger tramway, or while waiting in the immediate vicinity for such transportation or conveyance, or while moving away from the disembarkation or unloading point of a passenger tramway to clear the way for the passengers following, or while in the act of boarding or embarking upon or disembarking from, a passenger tramway. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                                                • Passenger elevator: means an elevator that is used to carry persons other than the operator and persons necessary for loading and unloading. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                • Passenger tramway: means those devices described in American National Standards Institute Code §? B 77. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                                                • Patient: means an individual who, as a result of physical or mental condition, needs medical attention. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
                                                • Period of illegal drug use: means , in relation to the individual user, the time of the individual's first use of an illegal drug to the accrual of the cause of action. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                                • Permit: means the written authority of the state fire marshal issued under the authority of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                • Permit: means a certification of approval for a contest or event, issued upon receipt of an application and fee that shall be established and collected pursuant to the rulemaking authority of the commission for professional and amateur events. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                • Permit: means an authorization issued for an ambulance vehicle as meeting the standards adopted pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other legal entity, however organized. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                                                • Person: means an individual, governmental entity, corporation, firm, trust, partnership, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                                • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership or corporation. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                • Person: means an individual. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                • Person: means any individual, firm, association, corporation, or legal entity. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
                                                • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, or association, or the person's legal representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, business trust, corporation or other legal entity, and includes both singular and plural and masculine and feminine, as appropriate. See Tennessee Code 30-4-102
                                                • Person: means and includes individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or associations, domestic and foreign. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                • Person: means an individual. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                                                • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity. See Tennessee Code 68-131-201
                                                • Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, copartnership, association, firm, trust, estate or other entity whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                                                • Person: means any individual, nonhuman entity or governmental agency. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                • Person: means any and all persons, including any:

                                                  • (A) Individual, firm, or association. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101

                                                  • Person: includes any individual, natural human being, partnership, corporation, firm, company, association, society, or group. See Tennessee Code 68-112-102
                                                  • Person: means any individual, association, organization or any other business entity, either profit or nonprofit, any state or local governmental entity, and federal agencies to the extent permitted by federal law. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                  • Person with a disability: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older determined by the court to be in need of partial or full supervision, protection, and assistance by reason of mental illness, physical illness or injury, developmental disability, or other mental or physical incapacity. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • 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
                                                  • Personal representative: includes executor, administrator, successor personal representative, special administrator, and persons who perform substantially the same function under the law governing their status. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                                                  • Personal use: means use of property by a person or entity not for business purposes and the use of which is not substantially connected with a trade or business or an activity for the production or collection of income. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                                                  • Physical disability: means having a disability on account of sight disabilities, hearing disabilities, disabilities of incoordination, disabilities of aging, and any other disability that significantly reduces mobility, flexibility or perceptiveness. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203
                                                  • Physician: means a person licensed to practice medicine in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                  • Physician: means any person licensed or permitted to practice medical care under title 63, chapters 6 and 9. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                                  • Physician: means a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Place of illegal drug activity: means , in relation to the individual drug user, each state house of representatives legislative district in which the individual possesses or uses an illegal drug, or in which the individual resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the individual's illegal drug use, unless the defendant proves otherwise by clear and convincing evidence. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                                  • Place of participation: means , in relation to a defendant in an action brought under this chapter, each state house of representatives legislative district in which the person participates in the illegal drug market, or in which the person resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the person's participation in the illegal market. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                                  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                                                  • Plan year: means the fiscal year commencing July 1. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • Police officer: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the police department of such political subdivision and is trained in police work and actively engaged in such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                  • Political subdivision: means any entity authorized to participate in the retirement system pursuant to chapter 35, part 2 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                                  • Political subdivision employee: means any person in the employ of a political subdivision, including a county judge, but does not include any person performing services on a contractual or percentage basis. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                                  • 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
                                                  • Practice: means the exercise of principles and skills for effective emergency medical care under medical direction recognized as acts and responsibilities within the discipline of emergency medical services. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
                                                  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
                                                  • Prior class member: means a member who, on the day preceding the date of establishment, shall have been a member of a superseded system and who elects to remain covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the superseded system, or who fails to elect to become covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the retirement system applicable to new employees, as the case may be, in accordance with chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                  • Prior service: means service rendered prior to the date of membership in the retirement system for which credit was given under the terms of one (1) or more of the superseded systems as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                  • Pro-am competition: means a competition that features a combination of professional contests and amateur events. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                                  • Probate: Proving a will
                                                  • Probate court: means the court having jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                                                  • Proceeds: means the following property:

                                                    • (A) Whatever is acquired on the sale, lease, license, exchange, or other disposition of receivership property. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102

                                                    • Product: means any tangible object or goods produced. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                                                    • Product liability action: includes , but is not limited to, all actions based upon the following theories: strict liability in tort. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                                                    • Professional: means a person who competes or has competed in an unarmed combat sport contest for the purpose of a purse or item of value greater than that amount authorized for an amateur event, or any person who has been previously licensed in any other jurisdiction as a professional. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                    • Promoter: means any person who produces, stages or sponsors any professional contest of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                    • Property: includes proceeds, products, offspring, rents, or profits of or from the property. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                    • Property: means personal property, or any interest in personal property, owned by the decedent on the date of death, other than personal property held as tenants by the entirety or jointly with right of survivorship or personal property payable to a beneficiary other than the decedent's estate. See Tennessee Code 30-4-102
                                                    • Property: includes both real and personal property or any interest therein and means anything that may be the subject of ownership. See Tennessee Code 31-1-101
                                                    • Property management plan: means the plan submitted by the fiduciary for the investment and management of the property of a minor or person with a disability. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                    • Proximate pyrotechnic display: means the use of pyrotechnic devices and materials, 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                                    • Proximate pyrotechnics: means pyrotechnic devices for professional use only, used outdoors or indoors, that are similar to consumer fireworks in chemical composition and construction, but that are not intended for consumer use, and that are defined by NFPA 1126 as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                                    • Psychologist: means a psychologist who is licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                    • Public building: means any building, structure, or improved area owned or leased by the state of Tennessee or its political subdivisions, and any building, structure, or improved area used primarily by the general public as a place of gathering or amusement, including, but not limited to, theaters, restaurants, hotels, factories, office buildings, stadiums, hospitals, voting areas, shopping areas, convention centers and all other public accommodations. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203
                                                    • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
                                                    • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                                                    • Public health officer: means the director of a city, county, or district health department having jurisdiction over the community health in a specific area, or the officer's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-110-101
                                                    • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                                                    • Public school: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a duly elected or appointed city or county school board, and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                    • public vote: means a vote in which the "aye" faction vocally expresses its will in unison and in which the "nay" faction, subsequently, vocally expresses its will in unison. See Tennessee Code 8-44-104
                                                    • Purse: means the financial guarantee or any other remuneration for which combatants are participating in a professional contest and includes the combatant's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television or motion picture rights. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                    • Qualified inspector: means any person who is:

                                                      • (A) Found by the commissioner to possess the requisite training and experience in respect to amusement devices to perform competently the inspections required by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101

                                                      • Quality control and quality assurance program: means the laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                      • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                                                      • Radioactive substance: means a substance that emits ionizing radiation. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                      • Ready-removable: means a structure without any foundation, footings, or other support mechanisms that allow a structure to be easily relocated but which may include electrical wiring. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                                                      • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                      • Receiver: means a person appointed by the court as the court's agent, and subject to the court's direction, to take possession of, manage, and, if authorized by this chapter or court order, transfer, sell, lease, license, exchange, collect, or otherwise dispose of receivership property. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                      • Receivership: means a proceeding in which a receiver is appointed. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                      • Receivership property: includes any proceeds, products, offspring, rents, or profits of or from the property. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                      • Referee: means a person who is present in the ring during the professional contest and exercises general supervision. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                      • Regular interest: means interest at such rate or rates compounded annually as may be set from time to time by the board of trustees in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                      • Related electrical equipment: means any electrical apparatus or wiring used in connection with amusement devices. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                      • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
                                                      • Rents: means :

                                                        • (A) Sums payable for the right to possess or occupy, or for the actual possession or occupation of, real property of another person. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102

                                                        • Repeatability: means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall ninety-five percent (95%) of the time. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                        • 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).
                                                        • Resource inventory: means the tabulation of all equipment capable of performing telecommunications actions within, from, or to an emergency medical entity. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                                                        • Respondent: means a person who is a minor or is alleged to be a person with a disability for whom a fiduciary is being sought. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                        • Responsible authority: means the local building inspector and:

                                                          • (A) The state building commission, with respect to state public buildings, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203

                                                          • Responsible authority: means those entities set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
                                                          • Retail dealer: means any person, other than a manufacturer or wholesale dealer, engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                          • Retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks at any time during the year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                          • Retailer: means any person:

                                                            • (i) Engaged in the sale, leasing, or distribution of new manufactured homes primarily to persons who in good faith purchase or lease a manufactured home for purposes other than resale. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202

                                                            • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                            • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                            • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                            • Reviewing authority for applications: means that individual, or designated representative, capable of determining the validity of a request to any higher agency for a required permit or license. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                                                            • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
                                                            • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
                                                            • Ring official: means any person who performs any one (1) or more of the following official functions during the progress of a professional contest of unarmed combat:

                                                              • (A) "Announcer" means a person authorized to act as an announcer at professional contests of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102

                                                              • Ringside physician: means a person licensed to practice medicine in this state and licensed by the commission as a ring official. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                              • Roadway: means that portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. See Tennessee Code 68-106-101
                                                              • Run records: means ambulance run reports relative to a response by an ambulance service or invalid vehicle operator during which a patient is evaluated, treated or transported. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                              • Safety glazing material: means any glazing material, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, that meets the requirements of the minimum statewide building construction safety standards established by the state fire marshal pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-301
                                                              • Safety rules: means the rules and regulations governing rider conduct on an amusement device pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                              • Sale: means , in addition to its usual meaning, any sale, use, transfer, exchange, barter, gift or offer for sale and distribution, in any manner or by any means whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                              • Sale: means an exchange of articles of fireworks for money and also includes barter, exchange, gift or offer thereof, and each such transaction made by any person, whether as principal, proprietor, salesperson, agent, association, copartnership, or one (1) or more individuals. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                              • Sanctioning organization: means an organization recognized by the Tennessee athletic commission that sanctions amateur events of unarmed combat, and is required to comply with all provisions of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                              • 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
                                                              • Scaled distance: means the actual distance in feet divided by the square root of the maximum charge weight per delay period, in pounds. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                                                              • Seasonal retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks within this state from June 20 through July 5 and December 10 through January 2 of each year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                              • Second: means a person, including a manager, who is present at any professional unarmed combat contest to provide assistance or advice to combatants during a professional contest of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                              • Secretary: means the secretary of the United States department of housing and urban development. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                                                              • Secured obligation: means an obligation the payment or performance of which is secured by a security agreement. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                              • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a lien. See Tennessee Code 29-40-102
                                                              • Sell: means to sell, or to offer or agree to sell. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                              • Seller: includes a retailer, wholesaler, or distributor, and means any individual or entity engaged in the business of selling a product, whether such sale is for resale, or for use or consumption. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                                                              • Serious incident: means any single incident where any person or persons are immediately transported to a licensed off-site medical care facility for treatment of an injury as a result of being on, or the operation of, the amusement device. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                              • Serious physical injury: means a patron's personal injury immediately reported to the owner or operator as occurring on an amusement device and that results in death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or other significant injury that requires immediate in-patient admission and twenty-four-hour hospitalization under the care of a licensed physician for other than medical observation. See Tennessee Code 68-121-101
                                                              • Service: means the provision of organized response by ambulances or emergency response vehicles, or the provision of emergency care on an organized basis. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                              • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                                              • Service retirement date: means the date on which a member first becomes eligible for a service retirement allowance, or would first become eligible for a service retirement allowance if the member were to remain in service until such date, as provided in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                              • Set up: means installation of the manufactured home according to the manufacturer's installation instructions or those provided in §. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
                                                              • 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.
                                                              • Show settlement: means the period of time immediately following the professional contest in which a commission member or the executive director shall meet with venue personnel and the contest promoter to review ticket sales and collect fees due if paid immediately following the professional contest. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                              • Ski area: means all the ski slopes and ski trails and passenger tramways administered or operated as a single enterprise within this state. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                                                              • Ski area operator: means a person or organization having operational responsibility for any ski area, including an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                                                              • Skier: means any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, Nordic, freestyle or other types of ski jumping and who is using skis, a sled, a tube or a snowboard. See Tennessee Code 68-114-102
                                                              • Small business: means a business entity that is:

                                                                • (i) A natural person who is licensed by one (1) or more state agencies or boards and whose claim under this chapter arises from such licensing, but the person shall not have a net worth of more than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) at the time the civil action is filed. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103

                                                                • Small estate: means the estate of a decedent in which the value of the property does not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). See Tennessee Code 30-4-102
                                                                • Social security integration level: means , with respect to the calendar year in which a member retires, the average annual amount of compensation with respect to which old age and survivors benefits would be provided under Title II of the Federal Social Security Act (42 U. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                • Special fireworks: means :

                                                                  • (A) All articles of fireworks that are classified as Class B explosives in the regulations of the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101

                                                                  • Specified illegal drug: means cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, or any other drug the distribution of which is a violation of state law. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
                                                                  • Sponsor: means any person or organization that contracts with a licensed exhibitor or certified operator to perform a fireworks display, proximate pyrotechnic display, flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
                                                                  • 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 29-40-102
                                                                  • State: includes an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102
                                                                  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                                  • State agency: means any entity of the state as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
                                                                  • State annuity: means annual payments for life derived from contributions by an employer. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • 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 8-36-902
                                                                  • State judge: means any person in office as a judge of a court of record in this state, whose salary for the judge's judicial position has been paid during the period of the judge's service wholly from the treasury of the state, including the administrative director of the courts. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • State judge: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                                                  • State police officer: means any commissioned member of the department of safety, and any agent of the Tennessee bureau of investigation. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                                                                  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                                                                  • Strong sensitizer: means a substance that will cause on normal living tissue, through an allergic or photodynamic process, a hypersensitivity that becomes evident on reapplication of the same substances and that is designated as such by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                                  • Structure: means any building or improvement and its components, systems, fixtures, and appurtenances at the time of completion or construction. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
                                                                  • Student: means any person enrolled in a course of study in a school or in a post-secondary educational institution who as a condition of such enrollment is employed in a full-time position. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                                                  • Substantial gainful activity: means the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time of work for remuneration or profit or in work of a type generally performed for remuneration or profit. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                                                  • Superseded system: means , where applicable, the Tennessee state retirement system, the Tennessee teachers' retirement system, the Tennessee judges' retirement system, the retirement system for county paid judges of Tennessee, the attorneys general retirement system of Tennessee, the public service commissioners' retirement system, and the Tennessee retirement system for county officials, any one (1) of them, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • Tanning device: means any equipment that emits radiation used for tanning of the skin, such as a sun lamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed, and includes any accompanying equipment, such as protective eyewear, timers and handrails. See Tennessee Code 68-117-102
                                                                  • Tanning facility: means any place where a tanning device is used for a fee, membership dues, or any other compensation. See Tennessee Code 68-117-102
                                                                  • Teacher: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
                                                                  • Telecommunications: means those voice, data, and signaling transmissions and receptions between emergency medical service entities, including, but not limited to, ambulances, rescue vehicles, hospitals or other related emergency receiving facilities, emergency communications centers, physicians and emergency medical personnel, paging facilities, law enforcement agencies, fire control agencies, poison control centers, suicide prevention agencies, and disaster control centers. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                                                                  • Telecommunications resource coordination center: means that urban center of population within an emergency medical service area providing the facilities and manpower to maintain telecommunications contact, on a continuous basis, with other emergency medical entities within the emergency medical service area. See Tennessee Code 68-140-102
                                                                  • Temporary employment: means any general employee can be considered as a temporary employee for a period not to exceed six (6) months before becoming eligible for membership in the retirement system, except as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • Tenant: means one who occupies as a residence the premises of another in subordination to that other person's title and with such other person's assent, express or implied, and whose rental payments do not exceed two hundred dollars ($200) per week or the monetary equivalent, for any period of payment other than weekly. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
                                                                  • Terminal condition: means any disease, illness, injury or condition, including, but not limited to, a coma or persistent vegetative state, sustained by any human being, from which there is no reasonable medical expectation of recovery and that, as a medical probability, will result in the death of the human being, regardless of the use or discontinuance of medical treatment implemented for the purpose of sustaining life, or the life processes. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
                                                                  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
                                                                  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
                                                                  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                                                  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                                                  • Thermal: means of or pertaining to the transfer or manifestation of heat energy. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
                                                                  • Third party complainant: means a health care provider or public employee who, in the regular performance of the health care provider's or public employee's duties, has been inside a premises occupied by a tenant. See Tennessee Code 68-111-101
                                                                  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
                                                                  • Toxic: includes any substance that, when ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, has the capacity to produce personal injury or illness. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
                                                                  • Trust: means :

                                                                    • (A) An express trust, charitable or noncharitable, with additions thereto, whenever and however created. See Tennessee Code 31-7-102

                                                                    • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                                                    • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                                                    • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
                                                                    • Unarmed combat: means and includes boxing, mixed martial arts and kickboxing as defined and regulated under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
                                                                    • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
                                                                    • Unreasonably dangerous: means that a product is dangerous to an extent beyond that which would be contemplated by the ordinary consumer who purchases it, with the ordinary knowledge common to the community as to its characteristics, or that the product because of its dangerous condition would not be put on the market by a reasonably prudent manufacturer or seller, assuming that the manufacturer or seller knew of its dangerous condition. See Tennessee Code 29-28-102
                                                                    • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                                    • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                                                    • Vessel: means any watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, designed and used primarily for navigation or transportation on the water. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                                                                    • Volunteer personnel: means persons who provide emergency care without expectation of remuneration who do not receive payment for services rendered, and who do not depend on the provision of emergency care for their livelihood or a substantial portion of their livelihood. See Tennessee Code 68-140-302
                                                                    • Watercraft: means a vessel that is propelled by machinery, whether or not such machinery is the principal source of propulsion. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
                                                                    • Weight: means the maximum weight of explosive, in pounds. See Tennessee Code 68-105-102
                                                                    • Wholesale dealer: means any person other than a manufacturer who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retail dealers or other persons for purposes of resale, and any person who owns, operates or maintains one (1) or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in, at or upon premises owned or occupied by any other person. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
                                                                    • Wholesaler: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to a seasonal retailer. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
                                                                    • Wildlife officer: means any commissioned employee of the wildlife resources agency engaged in law enforcement activities on a day-to-day basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                    • 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.