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Subdivision 1.Scope.

As used in sections 62F.01 to 62F.14, 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.

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