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Subdivision 1.Applicability.

For purposes of sections 145.891 to 145.897, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Local health agency.

"Local health agency" means the community health services agency or any public or private nonprofit organization which enters into a contract with the commissioner of health pursuant to sections 145.891 to 145.897.

Subd. 3.Pregnant woman.

"Pregnant woman" means an individual determined by a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, midwife, or appropriately trained registered nurse to have one or more fetuses in utero.

Subd. 4.Lactating woman.

"Lactating woman" means any breast feeding individual who presents competent evidence of having been delivered of a surviving child within the 12 months immediately preceding the filing of an application for nutritional supplements.

Subd. 5.Infant.

"Infant" means an individual under one year of age.

Subd. 6.Child.

"Child" means an individual one to five years of age.

Subd. 7.Nutritional risk.

"Nutritional risk" means individuals with any of the following characteristics:

(a) For pregnant and lactating women:

(i) Known inadequate nutritional patterns;

(ii) Anemia;

(iii) History of prematurity or miscarriage; or

(iv) Inadequate patterns of growth (underweight, obesity, or stunting).

(b) For infants and children:

(i) Low birth weight;

(ii) Deficient patterns of growth;

(iii) Anemia; or

(iv) Known inadequate nutritional patterns.

Subd. 8.Low birth weight.

"Low birth weight" means a birth weight of less than 2,500 grams.

Subd. 9.Nutritional supplements.

"Nutritional supplements" means any food authorized by the commissioner to be made available under this program.

Subd. 10.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of health or a representative.

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