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Subdivision 1.Scope.

Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, for the purposes of sections 144.706 to 144.7069, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.

Subd. 3.Facility.

"Facility" means a hospital or outpatient surgical center licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58.

Subd. 4.Serious disability.

"Serious disability" means (1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual or a loss of bodily function, if the impairment or loss lasts more than seven days or is still present at the time of discharge from an inpatient health care facility, or (2) loss of a body part.

Subd. 5.Surgery.

"Surgery" means the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by manual or operative methods. Surgery includes endoscopies and other invasive procedures.

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