2010 Arkansas Code
Title 10 - General Assembly
Chapter 3 - Committees
Subchapter 17 - Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology
§ 10-3-1702 - Definitions.

10-3-1702. Definitions.

For the purpose of this subchapter:

(1) "Distance learning" means an interactive telecommunications system that:

(A) Utilizes information technology, audio, video, and other appropriate elements and is compatible with other distance learning networks; and

(B) Is used for the purpose of enhancing instructional opportunities in Arkansas public schools, technical colleges, community colleges, and universities, and economic development opportunities in business and industry;

(2) "Governmental entity" means any department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency of the state or any entity created by law to provide services to the state;

(3) "Information technology" means the totality of means employed to collect, classify, process, store, retrieve, evaluate, and disseminate information in voice, video, and data form;

(4) "Infrastructure" means an interlinked system of wires, cables, fiber optics, or other wireline or wireless communications media;

(5) "Medical facilities" means any fully licensed and accredited, publicly or privately funded, medical care providers that furnish either inpatient or outpatient services;

(6) "Network" means an interlinked system of users;

(7) "Public access" means access by the public to public information through the use of information technology;

(8) "Public information" means any information stored, gathered, or generated in electronic or magnetic form by the State of Arkansas or its agencies or instrumentalities included within the information deemed to be public pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, 25-19-101 et seq., and amendments thereto;

(9) "Public telecommunications" means the facilities used in providing telecommunication services to the public, including, but not limited to, facilities owned and operated by public utilities;

(10) "Telemedicine" means an interactive telecommunications system that:

(A) Utilizes information technology, audio, video, and other appropriate elements and is compatible with other telemedicine networks; and

(B) Is used for the purpose of enhancing the delivery of medical information and health care to medical facilities in rural and urban areas throughout Arkansas; and

(11) "Universal access" means access to the public telecommunications infrastructure or the state's information system by all state governmental entities.

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