Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
Subd. 2. Living will.
"Living will" means a writing made according to section
Subd. 3. Health care.
"Health care" means care, treatment, services, or procedures to
maintain, diagnose, or treat an individual's physical condition when the individual is in a terminal
Subd. 4. Health care decision.
"Health care decision" means a decision to begin, continue,
increase, limit, discontinue, or not begin any health care.
Subd. 5. Health care facility.
"Health care facility" means a hospital or other entity licensed
; a nursing home licensed to serve adults under section
or a home care provider licensed under sections
Subd. 6. Health care provider.
"Health care provider" means a person, health care facility,
organization, or corporation licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by the laws
of this state to administer health care directly or through an arrangement with other health care
Subd. 7. HMO.
"HMO" means an organization licensed under sections
Subd. 8. Terminal condition.
"Terminal condition" means an incurable or irreversible
condition for which the administration of medical treatment will serve only to prolong the
History: 1989 c 3 s 2; 1991 c 148 s 6