§ 16.130.900. Definitions.

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  • For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

    Emergency medical care means services utilized in responding to the perceived individual needs for immediate medical care in order to prevent loss of life or aggravation of physiological or psychological illness or injury;

    Health care practitioner means an acupuncturist licensed under AS 08.06, an audiologist or speech language pathologist licensed under AS 08.11, a behavior analyst licensed under AS 08.15, a person licensed in the state as a chiropractor under AS 08.20, a professional counselor licensed under AS 08.29, a dental hygienist or dental assistant licensed under AS 08.32, a dentist licensed under AS 08.36, a dietitian or nutritionist licensed under AS 08.38, a naturopath licensed under AS 08.45, a hearing aid dealer licensed under AS 08.55, a massage therapist licensed under AS 08.61, a marital or family therapist licensed under AS 08.63, a medical practitioner or osteopath licensed under AS 08.64, a direct-entry midwife certified under AS 08.65, a nurse licensed under AS 08.68, a dispensing optician licensed under AS 08.71, an optometrist licensed under AS 08.72, a pharmacist licensed under AS 08.80, a physical therapist or occupational therapist licensed under AS 08.84, a psychologist or a psychological associate under AS 08.86, a clinical social worker licensed under AS 08.95, a person engaged in the practice of medicine or osteopathy as defined in AS 08.64.380, or a person engaged in any manner in the healing arts who diagnoses, treats, tests, or counsels other persons in relation to human health or disease and uses the letters "M.D.", "D.O.", or the title "doctor" or "physician" or another title that tends to show that the person is willing or qualified to diagnose, treat, test, or counsel another person.

    Health care facility means a private, municipal, state, or federal hospital, psychiatric hospital, independent diagnostic testing facility, primary care outpatient facility; residential psychiatric treatment center, tuberculosis hospital, skilled nursing facility, kidney disease treatment center (including freestanding hemodialysis units), intermediate care facility, ambulatory surgical facility, a private, municipal, or state facility employing one or more public health nurses, and a long-term care facility; for purposes of this chapter, the term includes the offices or private physicians and dentists, whether in individual or group practice; the term excludes the Alaska Pioneers' Home and the Alaska Veterans' Home administered by the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.55.

    Nonemergency medical services means the provision of medical care and transportation of the sick and injured, other than emergency medical care.

(AO No. 2017-26 , § 1, 5-1-17)