For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given.
"Health care cooperative" means a health care network cooperative or a health provider cooperative.
"Health care network cooperative" means a corporation organized under this chapter and licensed in accordance with section 62R.03, subdivision 2. A health care network cooperative shall not have more than 50,000 enrollees, unless exceeding the enrollment limit is necessary to comply with guaranteed issue or guaranteed renewal requirements of chapter 62L or section 62A.65.
"Health provider cooperative" means a corporation organized under this chapter and operated on a cooperative plan to market health care services to purchasers of those services.
Unless otherwise specified, "commissioner" means the commissioner of health for a health care network cooperative licensed under chapter 62D or 62N and the commissioner of commerce for a health care network cooperative licensed under chapter 62C.
"Health care providing entity" means a participating entity that provides health care to enrollees of a health care cooperative.