Subdivision 1. Scope. Unless the context clearly
indicates otherwise, for the purposes of sections 144.695 to
144.703, the terms defined in this section have the meanings
Subd. 2. Commissioner of health. "Commissioner of
health" means the state commissioner of health.
Subd. 3. Hospital. "Hospital" means any acute care
institution licensed pursuant to sections 144.50 to 144.58, but
does not include any health care institution conducted for those
who rely primarily upon treatment by prayer or spiritual means
in accordance with the creed or tenets of any church or
Subd. 4. Outpatient surgical center. "Outpatient
surgical center" means a facility other than a hospital offering
elective outpatient surgery under a license issued under
sections 144.50 to 144.58.
HIST: 1976 c 296 art 2 s 2; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1984 c 534 s 4