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256L.01 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings given them.

Subd. 1a.Child.

"Child" means an individual under 21 years of age, including the unborn child of a pregnant woman, an emancipated minor, and an emancipated minor's spouse.

Subd. 1b.Affordable Care Act.

"Affordable Care Act" means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended, including the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments to, and any federal guidance or regulations issued under, these acts.

Subd. 2.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

Subd. 3.Eligible providers.

"Eligible providers" means those health care providers who provide covered health services to medical assistance recipients under rules established by the commissioner for that program.

Subd. 3a.Family.

(a) "Family" has the meaning given for family and family size as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 26, section 1.36B-1.

(b) The term includes children who are temporarily absent from the household in settings such as schools, camps, or parenting time with noncustodial parents.

[See Note.]

Subd. 4.

[Repealed, 2009 c 173 art 3 s 26]

Subd. 4a.

[Repealed, 2013 c 108 art 1 s 68]

Subd. 5.Income.

"Income" has the meaning given for modified adjusted gross income, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 26, section 1.36B-1.

[See Note.]

Subd. 6.MNsure.

"MNsure" means the state health benefit exchange as defined in section 62V.02.

Subd. 7.Participating entity.

"Participating entity" means a health carrier as defined in section 62A.01, subdivision 2; a county-based purchasing plan established under section 256B.692; an accountable care organization or other entity operating a health care delivery systems demonstration project authorized under section 256B.0755; an entity operating a county integrated health care delivery network pilot project authorized under section 256B.0756; or a network of health care providers established to offer services under MinnesotaCare.

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 3a by Laws 2013, chapter 108, article 1, section 29, received federal approval December 20, 2013, and became effective January 1, 2014.

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 5 by Laws 2013, chapter 108, article 1, section 30, received federal approval December 20, 2013, and became effective January 1, 2014.