Section 27-55-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter, these terms shall have the following
meanings: (1) ABUSE. The occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household
member, as defined by subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of Section 15-10-3: a. Attempting
to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing another person, including a minor
child, bodily injury, severe emotional injury, or psychological trauma or conduct which constitutes
the crime of rape. b. Intentionally following another person, including a minor child, without
proper authority, under circumstances that place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury
or physical harm. c. Subjecting another person, including a minor child, to false imprisonment
or kidnapping. d. Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing damage
to property to intimidate or attempt to control the behavior of another person, including
a minor child. e. Assault, child abuse, criminal...
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Section 27-55-3 Prohibited practices; disclosure of information. (a) No insurer may: (1) Deny,
refuse to issue, renew, or reissue, cancel, or otherwise terminate, restrict, or exclude coverage
on an insurance policy or health benefit plan on the basis of an applicant's or insured's
abuse status, or on the basis of any association, relationship, or assistance to a subject
of abuse. (2) Exclude or limit coverage for a loss, deny benefits, or deny a claim on the
basis of the insured's abuse status, or on the basis of any association, relationship, or
assistance to a subject of abuse, except as otherwise permitted or required by the laws of
this state relating to acts of abuse committed by a life insurance beneficiary. Notwithstanding
anything to the contrary in this section, a liability insurer may include policy provisions
providing that a payment required by this subsection may be denied or, if paid, recovered
by the insurer from the insured, if the claim arose out of an act of abuse by...
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Section 27-54A-2 Treatment under certain policies and contracts. (a) As used in this section,
the following words have the following meanings: (1) APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. The design,
implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavioral stimuli and
consequences, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior, including the
use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relationship between
environment and behavior. (2) AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. Any of the pervasive developmental
disorders or autism spectrum disorders as defined by the most recent edition of the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the edition that was in effect at the
time of diagnosis. (3) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT. Counseling and treatment programs, including
applied behavior analysis that are both of the following: a. Necessary to develop, maintain,
or restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an...
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Section 34-23-184 Audit procedures; report. (a) The entity conducting an audit shall follow
these procedures: (1) The pharmacy contract shall identify and describe in detail the audit
procedures. (2) The entity conducting the on-site audit shall give the pharmacy written notice
at least two weeks before conducting the initial on-site audit for each audit cycle. If the
pharmacy benefit manager does not include their auditing guidelines within their provider
manual, then the notice must include a documented checklist of all items being audited and
the manual, including the name, date, and edition or volume, applicable to the audit and auditing
guidelines. For on-site audits a pharmacy benefit manager shall also provide a list of material
that is copied or removed during the course of an audit to the pharmacy. The pharmacy benefit
manager may document this material on either a checklist or on an audit acknowledgement form.
The pharmacy shall produce any items during the course of the...
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Section 27-15-52 Definitions. The following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) COMMERCIALLY
REASONABLE EFFORT. The plans, processes, or procedures necessary to confirm the death of the
insured, contract owner or annuitant, or retained asset account holder against other available
records and information and, as applicable, to locate the beneficiary or beneficiaries or
other person entitled to payment pursuant to the terms of the policy or contract which have
been developed by each insurer and submitted to and approved by the department. (2) CONTRACT.
An annuity contract. The term contract shall not include an annuity used to fund an employment-based
retirement plan or program where the insurer is not committed by terms of the annuity contract
to pay death benefits to the beneficiaries of specific plan participants. (3) DEATH MASTER
FILE. The United States Social Security Administration's Death Master File or any other database
or service that is at least as comprehensive as...
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Section 22-21-260 Definitions. As used in this article, the following words and terms, and
the plurals thereof, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, unless otherwise
required by their respective context: (1) ACQUISITION. Obtaining the legal equitable title
to a freehold or leasehold estate or otherwise obtaining the substantial benefit of such titles
or estates, whether by purchase, lease, loan or suffrage, gift, devise, legacy, settlement
of a trust or means whatever, and shall include any act of acquisition. The term "acquisition"
shall not mean or include any conveyance, or creation of any lien or security interest by
mortgage, deed of trust, security agreement, or similar financing instrument, nor shall it
mean or include any transfer of title or rights as a result of the foreclosure, or conveyance
or transfer in lieu of the foreclosure, of any such mortgage, deed of trust, security agreement,
or similar financing instrument, nor shall it mean or include any...
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Section 11-104-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following
meanings: (1) DEPENDENTS. The spouse, children, or other dependents of the retired employee,
as defined by and covered under the documents governing the governmental entities' benefit
plans that provide post-employment benefits. (2) EMPLOYEE. Any person who is an employee of
any governmental entity located in the state who may become eligible for post-employment benefits
from the governmental entity. (3) EMPLOYER. Any governmental entity that sponsors, in whole
or in part, post-employment benefits. (4) FISCAL YEAR. The annual period at the end of which
a governmental entity determines its financial condition. (5) GASB. The Governmental Accounting
Standards Board. (6) GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY. Any political subdivision of the state, any department,
agency, board, commission, or authority of any such political subdivision, or any public corporation,
authority, agency, instrumentality, board,...
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Section 26-1A-301 Power of attorney form. A document substantially in the following form may
be used to create a power of attorney that has the meaning and effect prescribed by this chapter.
ALABAMA POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM IMPORTANT INFORMATION This power of attorney authorizes another
person (your agent) to make decisions concerning your property for you (the principal). Your
agent will be able to make decisions and act with respect to your property (including your
money) whether or not you are able to act for yourself. The meaning of authority over subjects
listed on this form is explained in the Alabama Uniform Power of Attorney Act, Chapter 1A,
Title 26, Code of Alabama 1975. This power of attorney does not authorize the agent to make
health care decisions for you. Such powers are governed by other applicable law. You should
select someone you trust to serve as your agent. Unless you specify otherwise, generally the
agent's authority will continue until you die or revoke the power...
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Section 38-15-4 Registration of certain youth residential institutions or organizations; staff
training plans; rights of children; licensing and inspection of food preparation areas; access
by law enforcement agencies. (a) Commencing on January 1, 2018, the department shall register
any religious, faith-based, or church nonprofit, other nonprofit, or for profit affiliated
youth residential facility, youth social rehabilitation facility, community treatment facility
for youths, youth transitional care facility, long term youth residential facility, private
alternative boarding school, private alternative outdoor program, and any organization entrusted
with the residential care of children in any organizational form or combination defined by
this section, whenever children are housed at the facility or location of the program for
a period of more than 24 hours. At a minimum, registered youth residential institution or
organization under this section shall do all of the following: (1) Be...
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Section 27-44-3 Scope of chapter. (a) This chapter shall provide coverage for the policies
and contracts specified in subsection (b) as follows: (1) To persons who, regardless of where
they reside (except for non-resident certificate holders under group policies or contracts),
are the beneficiaries, assignees, or payees of the persons covered under subdivision (2).
(2) To persons who are owners of or certificate holders under the policies or contracts, other
than structured settlement annuities, and in each case who are either of the following: a.
Residents b. Not residents, but only under all of the following conditions: 1. The insurer
that issued the policies or contracts is domiciled in this state. 2. The states in which the
persons reside have associations similar to the association created by this chapter. 3. The
persons are not eligible for coverage by an association in any other state due to the fact
the insurer was not licensed in the state at the time specified in the state's...
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