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     50-4-504. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
     (1) "Health care" includes both physical health care and mental health care.
     (2) "Health care provider" or "provider" means a person who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized by the laws of this state to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession.
     (3) "Health insurer" means any health insurance company, health service corporation, health maintenance organization, insurer providing disability insurance as described in 33-1-207, and to the extent permitted under federal law, any administrator of an insured, self-insured, or publicly funded health care benefit plan offered by public and private entities.

     History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 378, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 205, Ch. 42, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 188, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 97, Ch. 114, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 206, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 26, Ch. 19, L. 2011.

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