2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 13 - Governmental Immunity
Section 41-13-2 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 41-13-2 (2018)
41-13-2. Definitions.

As used in the Governmental Immunity Act:

A. "employment" includes services provided by an immune contractor;

B. "governmental entity" means the state or a local public body;

C. "immune contractor" means a person that:

(1) is an independent contractor; and

(2) contracts with a governmental entity to provide:

(a) care for children in the custody of the human services department, corrections department or department of health, as a licensed foster parent, excluding foster parents certified by a licensed child placement agency; or

(b) services to the children, youth and families department or the corrections department as a licensed medical, psychological or dental arts practitioner;

(3) is a member of:

(a) a state or local selection panel established pursuant to the Juvenile Community Corrections Act [Chapter 33, Article 9A NMSA 1978];

(b) a state or local selection panel established pursuant to the Adult Community Corrections Act [Chapter 33, Article 9 NMSA 1978];

(c) the board of directors of the New Mexico comprehensive health insurance pool;

(d) a medical review board, a committee or panel established by the educational retirement board or the retirement board of the public employees retirement association;

(e) the board of directors of the New Mexico educational assistance foundation; or

(f) the board of directors of the New Mexico student loan corporation; or

(4) is a volunteer, employee or board member of a court-created special advocate program;

D. "local public body" means a political subdivision of the state and its agencies, instrumentalities and institutions and a water and natural gas association organized pursuant to Chapter 3, Article 28 NMSA 1978;

E. "public employee" means a natural person that is an officer or employee of a governmental entity; and

F. "state" means the state of New Mexico or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, instrumentalities or institutions.

History: Laws 1999, ch. 268, § 3.


Effective dates. — Laws 1999, ch. 268 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective on June 18, 1999, 90 days after adjournment of the legislature.

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