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A public transportation business, line or system which moves persons or goods from place to place. Fro the purpose of these regulations, this does not include a funeral director's hearse or vehicle.

Common Carrier


A lifeless human body or parts of such body or bones thereof from the condition of which it reasonably may be concluded that death has occurred. This term does not apply to amputated parts.

Dead Body


Registration of a birth at or after age seven.

Delayed Birth Registration.


Death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective o the duration of pregnancy; the death is indicated by the fact that after such separation, the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord,or definite movement of voluntary muscles.

Fetal Death


The presentation of a certificate, report, or other record of a birth, death, fetal death, adoption, marriage, or divorce for registration by the Secretary.



The burial, interment, cremation or other disposition of a dead body or fetus.

Final Disposition


Any establishment, public or private, which provides in-patient medical, surgical or diagnostic care or treatment, or nursing, custodial or domiciliary care to two or more unrelated individuals, or to which persons are committed by law.



The complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception irrespective of the period of gestation, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscle, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.

Live Birth


A person authorized or licensed to practice medicine in this State.



The acceptance by the Secretary and the incorporation in its official records of certificates, reports, or other records of births, deaths, fetal deaths, adoptions, marriages or divorces.



The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.



Records of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, adoptions, and adjudication of paternity by law to be registered with the Secretary.

Vital Records


Lodge led by the Worthy President and the Worthy Chaplain; offers a service which is suitable for either use at the funeral or as part of the committal service.

Benevolent and Protective Order or Elks


A Jewish organization that offers a memorial service which is often conducted prior to the regular funeral service. It is appropriate for the Orthodox, Conservative or Reform branches of the Jewish religion.

B'Naj B'Rith


An organization that offers a service which may be conducted at the home, the funeral home, the church, or the cemetery.

Order of De Molay


An organization that is composed of the female relatives of Masons who hold a Master Mason degree or higher. There are 56 grand chapters in the United States and Canada. The executive order is the Most Worthy Grand Matron. This service is often conducted the evening before the funeral service or immediately following the funeral service, prior to departing for the cemetery.

Order of the Eastern Star


An organization that has both a service designed to be conducted at the grave site as well as a funeral service which can be conducted a part of the funeral service. At the graveside service, pieces of evergreen are placed on the casket.

The National Grange


An order that has no national guidelines regarding the various aspects of the funeral. The Noble Grand is the executive office of the order, and would be the person to contact to arrange for participation in a funeral service.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows


An organization composed of members of the Roman Catholic faith. Led by the Grand Knight, this organization will usually hold a service the evening before the funeral mass, often immediately before or after the Rosary or Christian Prayer Service.

Knights of Columbus


A lodge that has a service which can be used either following the regular funeral service or held at the grave. The presiding officer of the lodge will stand at the head of the casket and the chaplain will stand centered behind the casket.

Knights of the Golden Eagle


Led by the Chancellor Commander, this lodge has both a funeral service and a graveside service. Can arrange to conduct one or both of these services. In addition to the Chancellor Commander, who stands at the head of the casket, the Vice-Chancellor and the Prelate stand at each side of the foot of the casket to form a triangle during the service.

Knights of Pythias


This lodge has both a funeral service and committal service available. During the services, the officiating officers led by the Commander will stand at the head of the casket.



An organization that has both a service to be conducted as part of the funeral and a service to be conducted at the graveside. The Master of Ceremonies will assist the funeral director in arranging and conducting the services.

Modern Woodmen of America


An order led by the Noble Grand that will provide a service at the home, the funeral home, the church or the cemetery. If the services is to be held at the cemetery, it will follow the officiating minister. At that point, the members will position themselves around the casket with the Noble Grand at the head of the casket. Each member will place a flower on the casket at the conclusion of their service.



Led by the Oracle, who will stand at the head of the grave, during the committal service, this Order's ritual is very loosely structured. Their services does not replace the final rites held at the committal service.

Royal Neighbors of America


Governmental agencies designated in the Older Americans Act of the United States Congress to coordinate the delivery of services at the local level supported by Federal funds. Usually comprises a city, county, or group of counties whose respective agencies serve as information and referral sources for families seeking assistance with the care of an aging family member, or for an aging citizen in his or her own behalf.

Agencies on Aging-- Local Area or State


(Identified by German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906) the condition in which the subject suffers changes in memory, thought, personality, language and other characteristics, becoming progressively incapacitated and dependent until the occurrence of death, usually from a secondary cause.

Alzheimer's Disease


Services to provide minor home repairs, seasonal maintenance, or routine tasks that are beyond the physical capacity of the occupant. These can either be non-profit or for profit, and frequently under contract with an Area Agency on Aging to provide services to low income elderly, and often provided on a sliding fee schedule based upon the ability to pay.

Chore Services


An individual, usually designated by a court to manage the financial assets of an incapacitated person. Generally used as a limited form of guardian; a protector, custodian.



The instrument of appointment of a person to protect, manage or conserve the assets of one who is incapacitated. Customarily applied to manage resources, and not the person, of the incapacitated ward.



A breaking of the law, either a misdemeanor or a felony; a violation of a statute or of the common law; to be tried in a criminal court.

Criminal Act


The knowledge that one is performing an unlawful act; the intent to commit a crime.

Criminal Intent


The American system of criminal justice; a network of police agencies, courts and correctional institutions with varying degrees of autonomy and interdependency, acting toward the common purposes of prevention and control of crime. The criminal justice system itself does not make laws, but upholds them. The responsibility is evident in the design of the three primary segments of the system: (1) enforcement, (2) adjudication, and (3) corrections.

Criminal Justice System


An offense to be tried in a criminal rather than a civil court.

Criminal Offense


In the context of abuse, to make illicit, unlawful or unethical use of, or to make a profit from, the labor or assets of another.



Designating or of a person who holds something in trust for another; held in trust (as in property).



A person or agency, usually appointed by the court, who is given authority to control, manage, and protect a person and his or her financial and property assets. This person can be given authority to determine how finances are spent or invested, how and where a person lives, or how or when the person of concern is incapacitated and unable to make reasonable decisions regarding personal safety or property and asset management; and when there is no one available, capable, or willing to assume power of attorney. This person can be a relative or family member, or a total stranger (generally an attorney in the latter case, depending upon local court practices).



A special guardian appointed by the court to represent the interests of an individual declared to be incompetent, who is a party to a suit or certain litigation.

Guardian Ad Litem


If the court finds that the proposed ward is incompetent in only certain aspects of life (e.g. forgets to pay bills), but retains capacity to function properly in other aspects (e.g. living and managing one's own apartment), the court should appoint a guardian or conservator with powers to act only in the ward's area of incompetence.

Limited Guardian


A guardian appointed by the court, who is deemed to be an officer of the court. This person may be appointed to guardianship over many incompetent or incapacitated persons. The appointee may be paid for services from public funds or from assets of the incapacitated person of concern, if such funds are available. These determinations are made by the court.

Public Guardian


A person, or agency, designated by the court to exercise control over the person and assets of an individual determined to be incompetent to do so. In this context, this means full, entire

Plenary Guardian


Nursing, medication, nutritional, hygienic or other personal services provided to frail or invalid persons. Usually for short time periods; however, some forms of care can require daily visits for extended periods. Coordinated by hospitals, medical group practices, or Area Agencies on Aging.

Home Health Care


Most commonly caused by medical conditions that tend to accompany aging, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, accidents, mental illness, or heart conditions or other degenerative problems.

Incompetency (Incapacitated)


A Latin term meaning "in the place of parents". While usually used in cases involving the surrogate care of children, this term has been used in the context of long-term care of certain elderly, frail or incapacitated persons.

In Loco Parentis


A person's acting in behalf or in the interests of another upon request, or upon perceiving a need and governed by established criteria and accountability.



An attorney, legal consultant, or legal aid service organization that represents the interest of an individual or group of individuals, who usually are unable to represent themselves in matters of a legal nature.

Legal Advocate


The legal responsibility or obligation to do or not to do a specific thing, or to behave in a certain manner. Failure to perform can result in civil or criminal prosecution, and penalties.



A free-standing building or set-aside space in a larger structure (such as in a housing project) for the provision of low-cost or free nutritious meals for the elderly (over 60 years old) provided by funds authorized in the Older Americans Act. Coordinated by an Area Agency on Aging, as authorized by the same statute.

Nutrition Site


A legal principle meaning that the state or the government can act to determine what is the best interests of an individual, even if the individual disagrees, on the basis of evidence of incapacitation or charges of personal or serious property mismanagement. Literally the "father of the country."

Parens Patriae


A public or non-profit service that acts on the suspicion or a report of evidence to determine if an adult is at risk for personal injury, harm, or less directly due to actions or inactions of others or to the personal inability to care for him or herself or property. These agencies generally undertake case management or referral until the charges are verified and resolved to the advantage of the individual or concern, or dismissed as invalid.

Protective Services, Adult


Physical or psychological abuse of a spouse that has not been a characteristic of the marriage until one or both partners are advanced in age. Such mistreatment is associated with personal changes or altered circumstances that are linked to being elderly or to personal aging.

Spouse Abuse (Late-Onset)


Physical or psychological abuse of a spouse; abuse that has been characteristic of the marriage for many years. With elderly couples, such abusive behavior has been part of the marital relationship for more than half of the marriage's length. Causes for such mistreatment are not related t aging or to age-related events of the marital partners.

Spouse Abuse (Longstanding)


An authorization, a signed document, usually to family members or business partners, to manage financial affairs in specific ways in the event of death.

Living Trust


A trust in which the Trustee, fearful that the beneficiary will not handle his or her assets wisely, can use discretion in disbursing monies to the beneficiary.

Protective Trust


Signed, dated and witnessed document which allows the subject to state in advance wishes regarding the use of life-sustaining procedures when dying. It also has a provision for the appointment of someone else to direct care if the subject is unable to do so.

Living Will

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