As used in sections 1 through 26 of P.L.1991, c.187 (C.26:2H-18.24 et al.):
"Assessment" means monies that are required to be remitted to the fund by hospitals pursuant to this act.
"Commission" means the Hospital Rate Setting Commission established pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1978, c.83 (C.26:2H-4.1).
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.
"Department" means the Department of Health.
"Disproportionate share hospital" means a hospital designated by the Commissioner of Human Services pursuant to Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C. s.1396a et seq.).
"Fund" means the "New Jersey Health Care Trust Fund" established pursuant to this act.
"Hospital" means a general acute care hospital whose schedule of rates is approved by the commission pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1978, c.83 (C.26:2H-18.1).
"Medicaid" means the New Jersey Medical Assistance and Health Services Program in the Department of Human Services established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.).
"Payer" means a governmental or nongovernmental third party payer or any purchaser of hospital services whose hospital reimbursement rates are established by the commission pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.), but shall not include the Medicaid program and the Medicare program established pursuant to Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C. s.1395 et seq.), except as provided for in subsection a. of section 5 of this act.
"Uncompensated care" means inpatient and outpatient care provided to medically indigent persons and bad debts as defined by regulation of the department pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.).
L.1991,c.187,s.2; per s.86 as amended by 1992, c.160, s.27, expired December 31, 1992.