33-30-101. Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) (a) "Health service corporation" means a nonprofit corporation organized or operating for the purposes of establishing and operating a nonprofit plan or plans under which prepaid hospital care, medical-surgical care, and other health care and services, or reimbursement for the preceding care and services, may be furnished to a member or beneficiary.
(b) The term does not include a direct patient care agreement established pursuant to 50-4-107.
(2) "Health services" means the health care and services provided by hospitals or other health care institutions, organizations, associations, or groups and by doctors of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, chiropractic, optometry, and podiatry; nursing services; licensed acupuncturist services; licensed social worker, licensed professional counselor, or psychologist services; medical appliances, equipment, and supplies; and drugs, medicines, ambulance services, and other therapeutic services and supplies.
(3) "Membership contract" means any agreement, contract, or certificate by which a health service corporation describes the health services or benefits provided to its members or beneficiaries.