Subdivision 1. Scope.
As used in sections
, the following words shall
have the meanings given.
Subd. 2. Association.
"Association" means the Joint Underwriting Association.
Subd. 3. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of commerce.
Subd. 4. Medical malpractice insurance.
"Medical malpractice insurance" means insurance
against loss, damage or expense incident to a claim arising out of the death or injury of any
person as the result of negligence or malpractice in rendering professional service by any licensed
health care provider.
Subd. 5. Member.
"Member" means every insurer authorized to write and writing personal
injury liability insurance in this state.
Subd. 6. Net direct premiums.
"Net direct premiums" means gross direct premiums written
on personal injury liability insurance, including the liability component of multiple peril package
policies as computed by the commissioner, less return premiums for the unused or unabsorbed
portions of premium deposits. Net direct premiums do not include policyholder dividends.
Subd. 7. Personal injury liability insurance.
"Personal injury liability insurance" means
insurance described in section
60A.06, subdivision 1
, clause (13).
Subd. 8. Professional services.
"Professional services" means services performed by a
licensed health care provider which are undertaken with the objective of: providing prevention
care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific diseases, injuries, or conditions, or care rendered
with the intent of stabilizing the patient's condition and to prevent further deterioration or injury.
Professional services does not include services provided by licensed health care providers who
rely solely on spiritual or divine intervention as the only means of care or treatment.
History: 1976 c 242 s 4; 1983 c 289 s 114 subd 1; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 1986 c 455 s
17; 1994 c 425 s 14; 1996 c 446 art 1 s 43