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§ 31-33-1. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Patient" means any person who has received health care services from a provider.

(2) "Provider" means all hospitals, including public, private, osteopathic, and tuberculosis hospitals; other special care units, including podiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and kidney disease treatment centers, including freestanding hemodialysis units; intermediate care facilities; ambulatory surgical or obstetrical facilities; health maintenance organizations; and home health agencies. It shall also mean any person licensed to practice under Chapter 9, 11, 26, 34, 35, or 39 of Title 43.

(3) "Record" means a patient's health record, including, but not limited to, evaluations, diagnoses, prognoses, laboratory reports, X-rays, prescriptions, and other technical information used in assessing the patient's condition, or the pertinent portion of the record relating to a specific condition or a summary of the record.

History

Code 1981, § 31-32-1, enacted by Ga. L. 1984, p. 1680, § 1; Code 1981, § 31-33-1, as redesignated by Ga. L. 1985, p. 149, § 31.

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Georgia
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Nathan Deal
Nathan Deal
January 10, 2011 -
Republican
404-656-2846
206 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA, 30334

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