Sections
Subchapter 1 General Provisions 1071. – 1076.
Subchapter 2 Assignment of Pupils to Schools; Tuition 1093.
Subchapter 3 Compulsory Attendance 1121. – 1129.
Subchapter 4 Effective Discipline Measures 1161a. – 1167.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 16 > Chapter 25 - Attendance and Discipline

  • Adult: means an individual who is at least 18 years of age. See
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agencies: means town cemeteries, religious or ecclesiastical society cemeteries, cemetery associations, and any person, firm, corporation, or unincorporated association engaged in the business of a cemetery. See
  • Agent: means an individual:

  • Alcoholic: means a person with the condition of alcoholism. See
  • Alcoholism: means addiction to the drug alcohol. See
  • 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.
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See
  • Annual meeting: when applied to towns shall mean the annual town meeting in March or an adjournment thereof. See
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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 education program: includes an "approved teen parent education program. See
  • Approved independent school: means an independent school that is approved under section 166 of this title. See
  • Approved substance abuse treatment program: means a treatment program which is approved by the Secretary as qualified to provide treatment for substance abuse. See
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles of organization: means initial, amended, and restated articles of organization and articles of merger. See
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • between: as used in this title in respect to a specified age of a student, shall mean the period of time commencing on the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age first specified and ending on the day next preceding the birthday of the child when he or she becomes the age last specified. See
  • biennially: shall mean the year in which a regular session of the General Assembly is held. See
  • Biological product: means a virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, vaccine, blood, blood component or derivative, allergenic product, protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide), or analogous product, or arsphenamine or derivative of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound), applicable to the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease or condition in human beings. See
  • Bona fide health care professional-patient relationship: means a treating or consulting relationship of not less than three months' duration, in the course of which a health care professional has completed a full assessment of the registered patient's medical history and current medical condition, including a personal physical examination. See
  • Brand name: means the registered trademark name given to a drug product by its manufacturer or distributor. See
  • Bullying: means any overt act or combination of acts, including an act conducted by electronic means, directed against a student by another student or group of students and that:

  • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, and other lawful purpose, whether or not carried on for profit. See
  • Capable: means that a patient has the ability to make and communicate health care decisions to a physician, including communication through persons familiar with the patient's manner of communicating if those persons are available. See
  • Cemetery: means any plot of ground used or intended to be used for the burial or disposition permanently of the remains of the human dead in a grave, a mausoleum, a columbarium, a vault, or other receptacle. See
  • Cemetery association: means any corporation now or hereafter organized which is or shall be authorized by its articles to conduct the business of a cemetery. See
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • Client: means a person who is provided treatment services by an approved substance abuse treatment program, substance abuse crisis team, or designated substance abuse counselor. See
  • Columbarium: means a structure or room or other space in a building or structure of durable and lasting fireproof construction, containing niches, used or intended to be used, to contain cremated human remains. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner's designee. See
  • Community mausoleum: means a structure or building of durable and lasting construction used or intended to be used for the permanent disposition of the remains of deceased persons in crypts or spaces, provided such crypts or spaces are available to or may be obtained by individuals or the public for a price in money or its equivalent. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conversion therapy: means any practice by a mental health care provider that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to change sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex or gender. See
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cremated remains: means remains of a deceased person after incineration in a crematory. See
  • Cremation: means the reducing of the remains of deceased persons, by the use of retorts, to cremated remains and the disposal thereof in a columbarium, niche, mausoleum, grave, or in any other manner not contrary to law. See
  • Crematory: means a building or structure containing one or more retorts, used or intended to be used, for the reducing of the bodies of deceased persons to cremated remains. See
  • Criminal history record: means all information documenting an individual's contact with the criminal justice system, including data regarding identification, arrest or citation, arraignment, judicial disposition, custody, and supervision. See
  • Crypt: means the chamber in a mausoleum of sufficient size to contain the remains of deceased persons. See
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Debilitating medical condition: means :

  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. See
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delegate: means an individual employed by a health care provider or pharmacy or in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and authorized by a health care provider or dispenser or by the Chief Medical Examiner to request information from the VPMS relating to a bona fide current patient of the health care provider or dispenser or to a bona fide investigation or inquiry into an individual's death. See
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designated agency: means a designated community mental health and developmental disability agency as described in subsection 8907(a) of this title. See
  • Designated substance abuse counselor: means a person approved by the Secretary to evaluate and treat substance abusers, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See
  • Detoxification: means the planned withdrawal of an individual from a state of acute or chronic intoxication under qualified supervision and with or without the use of medication. See
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, reciprocal beneficiary, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. See
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispensary: means a business organization registered under section 4474e of this title that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, transfers, transports, supplies, sells, or dispenses cannabis, cannabis-infused products, and cannabis-related supplies and educational materials for or to a registered patient who has designated it as his or her center and to his or her registered caregiver for the registered patient's use for symptom relief. See
  • Dispenser: means any person who "dispenses" or engages in "dispensing" as those terms are defined in 26 V. See
  • Dissociation: means a complete termination of a member's continued membership in a limited liability company for any reason. See
  • Dissolution: means an event under section 4101 of this title which requires a limited liability company to wind up its affairs and to terminate its existence as a legal entity. See
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or property from a limited liability company to a member in the member's capacity as a member or to a transferee of the member's distributional interest. See
  • Distributional interest: means the right of a member or transferee to receive a distribution from a limited liability company. See
  • Document of gift: means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, company, association, or copartnership shall mean organized under the laws of this State; "foreign" when so applied, shall mean organized under the laws of another state, government, or country. See
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See
  • Donor registry: means a database that identifies donors and complies with the provisions of section 5250t of this title. See
  • Dower: A widow
  • drug addict: means a person who shows signs of mental illness because of his or her use of drugs, hallucinogens, stimulants, or sedatives or who has an uncontrollable desire for their use or consumption. See
  • Drug diversion investigator: means an employee of the Department of Public Safety whose primary duties include investigations involving violations of laws regarding prescription drugs or the diversion of prescribed controlled substances, and who has completed a training program established by the Department of Health by rule that is designed to ensure that officers have the training necessary to use responsibly and properly any information that they receive from the VPMS. See
  • Ecological land management practices: means utilization of land stewardship decision-making processes that account for the best available understanding of ecosystem functions and biological diversity. See
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Evidence-based: means based on criteria and guidelines that reflect high-quality, cost-effective care. See
  • 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: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See
  • 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.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fees: shall mean earnings due for official services, aside from salaries or per diem compensation. See
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • financier: includes each owner and principal of that organization. See
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • gender identity: means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity, or gender-related characteristics intrinsically related to an individual's gender or gender-identity, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth. See
  • Generic drug: means a drug listed by generic name and considered to be chemically and therapeutically equivalent to a drug listed by brand name, as both names are identified in the most recent edition of or supplement to the U. See
  • Generic name: means the official name of a drug product as established by the U. See
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. See
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Harassment: includes conduct that violates subdivision (A) of this subdivision (26) and constitutes one or more of the following:

  • Hazing: means any act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution; and that is intended to have the effect of, or should reasonably be expected to have the effect of, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning the student or endangering the mental or physical health of a student. See
  • Health care practitioner: means an individual licensed by the Board of Medical Practice or the Office of Professional Regulation to provide professional health care services in this State. See
  • Health care professional: means an individual licensed to practice medicine under 26 V. See
  • Health care provider: means an individual licensed, certified, or authorized by law to provide professional health care service in this State to an individual during that individual's medical or dental care, treatment, or confinement. See
  • Health care provider: means a person, partnership, corporation, facility, or institution, licensed or certified or authorized by law to administer health care or dispense medication in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession. See
  • Health officer: means Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner's designee, or a local or district health officer. See
  • Home study program: means an educational program offered through home study that provides a minimum course of study and that is offered to not more than:

  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state, or a subdivision of a state. See
  • hospital: shall include a secure residential recovery facility as defined in subsection 7620(e) of this title. See
  • Impaired judgment: means that a person does not sufficiently understand or appreciate the relevant facts necessary to make an informed decision. See
  • Incapacitated: means that a person, as a result of his or her use of alcohol or other drugs, is in a state of intoxication or of mental confusion resulting from withdrawal such that the person:

  • Independent school: means a school other than a public school, which provides a program of elementary or secondary education, or both. See
  • 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.
  • inhabitants: shall mean the population of the political division referred to, as ascertained by the national census last completed before the time when such population is a material fact. See
  • Intensive residential recovery facility: means a licensed program under contract with the Department of Mental Health that provides a safe, therapeutic, recovery-oriented residential environment to care for individuals with one or more mental conditions or psychiatric disabilities who need intensive clinical interventions to facilitate recovery in anticipation of returning to the community. See
  • Interchangeable biological product: means a biological product that the U. See
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Intoxicated: means a condition in which the mental or physical functioning of an individual is substantially impaired as a result of the presence of alcohol or other drugs in his or her system. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Justice: when applied to a person, other than a Justice of the Supreme Court, shall mean a justice of the peace for the county for which he or she is elected or appointed. See
  • Kindergarten: means an educational program for children of one year adapted to the needs of students who will attend first grade the following year. See
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See
  • Law enforcement officer: means a law enforcement officer certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Council as provided in 20 V. See
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local board of health: means the local health officer, with the selectboard of the town or city council of a city. See
  • Magistrate: shall mean any Supreme Court Justice, Superior judge, District judge, or Probate judge. See
  • Manager: means a person that under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in subsection 4054(c) of this title. See
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that qualifies under subsection 4054(a) of this title. See
  • Medication-assisted treatment: means the use of U. See
  • Meeting: means any structured communication conducted by participants in person or through an electronic or telecommunications medium that permits simultaneous or sequentially structured communications. See
  • Member: means a person that has become a member of a limited liability company under section 4051 of this title and has not dissociated under section 4081 of this title. See
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See
  • Mental health care provider: means a person licensed to practice medicine pursuant to 26 V. See
  • Mental health care provider: means a person licensed to practice medicine who specializes in the practice of psychiatry; a psychologist, a psychologist-doctorate, or a psychologist-master as defined in 26 V. See
  • Minor: means an individual who is under 18 years of age. See
  • Month: shall mean a calendar month and "year" shall mean a calendar year and be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: shall include a city, town, town school district, incorporated school or fire district or incorporated village, and all other governmental incorporated units. See
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Natural burial ground: means a cemetery maintained using ecological land management practices and without the use of vaults for the burial of unembalmed human remains or human remains embalmed using nontoxic embalming fluids and that rest in either no burial container or in a nontoxic, nonhazardous, plant-derived burial container or shroud. See
  • Niche: means a recess in a columbarium used, or intended to be used for the permanent disposition of the cremated remains of one or more deceased persons. See
  • No refusal system: means a system of hospitals and intensive residential recovery facilities under contract with the Department of Mental Health that provides high-intensity services, in which the facilities shall admit any individual for care if the individual meets the eligibility criteria established by the Commissioner in contract. See
  • Nondriver identification card: means a nondriver identification card issued by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to 23 V. See
  • 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.
  • Operating agreement: means any form of description of membership rights and obligations under section 4003 of this title, stored or depicted in any tangible or electronic medium, which is agreed to by the members, including amendments to the agreement. See
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the Secretary of the U. See
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means :

  • Palliative care: means interdisciplinary care given to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a serious medical condition. See
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See
  • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. See
  • 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.
  • Patient: means a person who is 18 years of age or older, a resident of Vermont, and under the care of a physician. See
  • Permit: means any permit or license issued pursuant to this title. See
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See
  • Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See
  • Personal estate: shall include all property other than real estate. See
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pharmacist: means a natural person licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy to prepare, compound, dispense, and sell drugs, medicines, chemicals, and poisons. See
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See
  • Physician: means an individual licensed to practice medicine under 26 V. See
  • Possession limit: means the amount of cannabis collectively possessed between the registered patient and the patient's registered caregiver that is not more than two mature cannabis plants, seven immature plants, and two ounces of usable cannabis. See
  • 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
  • Prescriber: means any duly licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, or other practitioner licensed to write prescriptions for the treatment or prevention of disease in man or animal. See
  • Principal: means a person that has the authority to conduct, manage, or supervise the operation of a business organization, and includes the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, manager, or similar executive officer of a business organization; a director of a business corporation, nonprofit corporation, or mutual benefit enterprise; a member of a nonprofit corporation, cooperative, or member-managed limited liability company; a manager of a manager-managed limited liability company; and a general partner of a partnership, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership. See
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, an organ procurement organization, or a tissue bank. See
  • Proper name: means the nonproprietary name of a biological product. See
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See
  • Protective custody: means a civil status in which an incapacitated person is detained by a law enforcement officer for the purposes of:

  • Psychiatric disability: means an impairment of thought, mood, perception, orientation, or memory that limits one or more major life activities but does not include intellectual disability. See
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation: means a range of social, educational, occupational, behavioral, and cognitive interventions for increasing the role performance and enhancing the recovery of individuals with a serious mental condition or psychiatric disability, including services that foster long-term recovery and self-sufficiency. See
  • Public health hazard: means the potential harm to the public health by virtue of any condition or any biological, chemical, or physical agent. See
  • 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 an elementary school or secondary school operated by a school district. See
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: shall include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein, and pews or slips in places of public worship shall be treated as real estate. See
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • Recovery-oriented: means a system or services that emphasize the process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. See
  • Reference product: means the single biological product licensed pursuant to 42 U. See
  • Refusal: means a record created under section 5250g of this title that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See
  • Registered caregiver: means a person who is at least 21 years of age, has met eligibility requirements as determined by the Department in accordance with this chapter, and has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of a registered patient with respect to the use of cannabis for symptom relief. See
  • Registered patient: means a resident of Vermont who has been issued a registration card by the Department, identifying the person as having a debilitating medical condition pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter. See
  • 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.
  • said: when used by way of reference to a person or thing shall apply to the same person or thing last mentioned. See
  • School board: means the board of school directors elected to manage the schools of a school district, the prudential committee of an incorporated school district, the supervisory union board of directors, and the supervisors of unorganized towns and gores. See
  • School district: means town school districts, union school districts, interstate school districts, city school districts, unified union districts, and incorporated school districts, each of which is governed by a publicly elected board. See
  • School year: means the year beginning July 1 and ending the next June 30. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Human Services or designee. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Education. See
  • Serious bodily injury: means the same as in section 1912 of this title. See
  • sexual orientation: means female or male homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality. See
  • Short-term rental: means a furnished house, condominium, or other dwelling room or self-contained dwelling unit rented to the transient, traveling, or vacationing public for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days and for more than 14 days per calendar year. See
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education established by chapter 3 of this title. See
  • State-placed student: means :

  • Stem cell and stem cell-related products: means any articles that contain or consist, or purport to contain or consist, of one or more of the following, when intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer into a human recipient and when intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or condition based on or in connection with a proven or purported attribute of stem cells:

  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substance abuse crisis team: means an organization approved by the Secretary to provide emergency treatment and transportation services to substance abusers pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the chief executive officer of a supervisory union and each school board within it. See
  • Technician: means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law. See
  • Teen parent education program: means a program designed to provide educational and other services to pregnant pupils or parenting pupils, or both. See
  • Terminal condition: means an incurable and irreversible disease which would, within reasonable medical judgment, result in death within six months. See
  • 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.
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue. See
  • Town: shall include city and wards or precincts therein; "selectboard members" and "board of civil authority" shall extend to and include the mayor and aldermen of cities; "trustees" shall extend to and include bailiffs of incorporated villages; and the laws applicable to the inhabitants and officers of towns shall be applicable to the inhabitants and similar officers of all municipal corporations. See
  • Transport: means the movement of cannabis and cannabis-infused products from registered growing locations to their associated dispensaries, between dispensaries, to registered patients and registered caregivers in accordance with delivery protocols, or as otherwise allowed under this subchapter. See
  • Treatment: means the broad range of medical, detoxification, residential, outpatient, aftercare, and follow-up services which are needed by substance abusers and may include a variety of other medical, social, vocational, and educational services relevant to the rehabilitation of these persons. See
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Usable cannabis: means the dried leaves and flowers of cannabis, and any mixture or preparation thereof, and does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant. See
  • Use for symptom relief: means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, use, transfer, or transportation of cannabis or of paraphernalia relating to the administration of cannabis to alleviate the symptoms or effects of a registered patient's debilitating medical condition that is in compliance with all of the limitations and restrictions of this subchapter. See
  • Village: shall mean an incorporated village. See
  • VPMS: means the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System established under this chapter. See
  • Warm line: means a nonemergency telephone response line operated by trained peers for the purpose of active listening and assistance with problem-solving for persons in need of such support. See