2010 Tennessee Code
Title 63 - Professions Of The Healing Arts
Chapter 6 - Medicine and Surgery
Part 7 - Volunteer Health Care Services
63-6-703 - Part definitions.

63-6-703. Part definitions.

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Health care provider” means any physician, surgeon, dentist, nurse, optometrist, or other practitioner of a health care discipline, the professional practice of which requires licensure or certification under the provisions of this title or under a comparable provision of law of another state, territory, district or possession of the United States;

     (2)  “Licensed health care provider” means any health care provider holding a current license or certificate issued under:

          (A)  This title; or

          (B)  A comparable provision of the law of another state, territory, district or possession of the United States;

     (3)  “Regularly practice” means to practice for more than sixty (60) days within any ninety (90) day period;

     (4)  “Sponsoring organization” means any organization that organizes or arranges for the voluntary provision of health care services and that registers with the department of health as a sponsoring organization in accordance with § 63-6-706, and charges clients on a sliding scale according to income; and

     (5)  “Voluntary provision of health care services” means the providing of professional health care services by the health care provider without charge to the recipient of the services or to a third party.

[Acts 1995, ch. 299, § 3; 2009, ch. 581, § 1.]  

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