As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health;
(2) "Cooperative agreement" means an agreement among two (2) or more hospitals for the consolidation by merger or other combination of assets, offering, provision, operation, planning, funding, pricing, contracting, utilization review or management of health services or for the sharing, allocation, or referral of patients, personnel, instructional programs, support services and facilities or medical, diagnostic or laboratory facilities or procedures or other services traditionally offered by hospitals;
(3) "Department" means the department of health;
(4) "Hospital" means:
(A) Any institution required to be licensed as a hospital under ง 68-11-201, or defined as a psychiatric hospital in ง 68-11-102 [repealed]; or
(B) Any parent of a hospital, hospital subsidiary or hospital affiliate that provides medical or medically-related diagnostic and laboratory services or engages in ancillary activities supporting those services; and
(5) "Intervenor" means any hospital, physician, allied health professional, healthcare provider or other person furnishing goods or services to, or in competition with, hospitals, insurer, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, hospital and medical services corporation, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, or any employer or association that directly or indirectly provides health care benefits to its employees or members.