Vermont Statutes > Title 18 > Chapter 220 – Green Mountain Care Board
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|Subchapter 1||Green Mountain Care Board||9371 – 9383|
|Subchapter 2||Green Mountain Care Board Nominating Committee||9390 – 9392|
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- ACO: means an organization of health care providers that has a formal legal structure, is identified by a federal taxpayer identification number, and agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of the patients assigned to it. 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.
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- Board: means the State Board of Health. See
- Board: means the Green Mountain Care Board established in this chapter. See
- Chronic care: means health services provided by a health care professional for an established clinical condition that is expected to last a year or more and that requires ongoing clinical management attempting to restore the individual to highest function, minimize the negative effects of the condition, prevent complications related to chronic conditions, engage in advanced care planning, and promote appropriate access to palliative care. See
- Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner's designee. See
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the 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.
- Department: means the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living. See
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Developmental disability: means a severe, chronic disability of a person that is manifested before the person reaches 18 years of age and results in:
- 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
- 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.
- Family: means a group of individuals that includes a person with a developmental disability and that:
- Fees: shall mean earnings due for official services, aside from salaries or per diem compensation. See
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- 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
- Global payment: means a payment from a health insurer, Medicaid, Medicare, or other payer for the health services of a defined population of patients for a defined period of time. See
- Green Mountain Care: means the public-private universal health care program designed to provide health benefits through a simplified, uniform, single administrative system pursuant to 33 Vt. 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.
- Health care professional: means an individual, partnership, corporation, facility, or institution licensed or certified or otherwise authorized by Vermont law to provide professional health services. See
- Health care spending estimate: means the estimate established in accordance with section 9383 of this title. See
- Health care system: means the local, State, regional, or national system of delivering health services, including administrative costs, capital expenditures, preventive care, and wellness services. See
- Health insurer: means any health insurance company, nonprofit hospital and medical service corporation, managed care organization, and, to the extent permitted under federal law, any administrator of a health benefit plan offered by a public or a private entity. 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.
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- 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
- 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.
- Payment reform: means modifying the method of payment from a fee-for-service basis to one or more alternative methods for compensating health care professionals, health care provider bargaining groups created pursuant to section 9409 of this title, integrated delivery systems, and other health care professional arrangements, manufacturers of prescribed products, medical supply companies, and other companies providing health services or health supplies for the provision of high-quality and efficient health services, products, and supplies while measuring quality and efficiency. See
- Permit: means any permit or license issued pursuant to this title. See
- Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See
- Person with a developmental disability: means a person who is a resident of Vermont and who has a developmental disability. See
- President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
- Preventive care: means health services provided by health care professionals to identify and treat asymptomatic individuals who have risk factors or preclinical disease, but in whom the disease is not clinically apparent, including immunizations and screening, counseling, treatment, and medication determined by scientific evidence to be effective in preventing or detecting a condition. See
- 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.
- Recipient: means a person with a developmental disability or a family that has been approved to receive services or funding under criteria specified in the system of care plan. 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 board: means the governing body responsible for the administration of a public school. 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 Education. See
- Service: means support or service provided, funded, or coordinated by the Department. 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
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Superintendent: means the chief executive officer of a supervisory union and each school board within it. See
- Supervisory union: means an administrative, planning, and educational service unit created by the State Board under section 261 of this title, that consists of two or more school districts; if the context clearly allows, the term also means a supervisory district. See
- System of care plan: means the plan adopted pursuant to section 8725 of this title and that describes funding and services to be provided to people with developmental disabilities and their families. See
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Wellness services: means health services, programs, or activities that focus on the promotion or maintenance of good health. See