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65-7402. Definitions. As used in the primary care safety net clinic capital loan guarantee act:

(a) "Act" means the primary care safety net clinic capital loan guarantee act;

(b) "community health center" means an entity that receives funding under section 330 of the federal health center consolidation act of 1996 and meets all of the requirements of 42 U.S.C. section 254b, relating to serving a population that is medically underserved, or a special medically underserved population comprised of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, the homeless, and residents of public housing, by providing, either through staff and supporting resources of the center or through contracts or cooperative arrangements, all required primary health services as defined by 42 U.S.C. section 254b;

(c) "federally-qualified health center look-alike" means an entity which has been determined by the federal health resources and services administration to meet the definition of a federally qualified health center as defined by section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the federal social security act, but which does not receive funding under section 330 of the federal health center consolidation act of 1996;

(d) "financial institution" means any bank, trust company, savings bank, credit union or savings and loan association or any other financial institution regulated by the state of Kansas, any agency of the United States or other state with an office in Kansas which is approved by the secretary for the purposes of this act;

(e) "provider-based indigent care clinic" means a clinic located in a medicare-certified hospital, nursing facility or home health agency licensed under K.S.A. 65-425 et seq., 39-923 et seq. or 65-5101 et seq., and amendments thereto, designed to provide care to the medically indigent under the medical directions of a qualified person licensed to practice medicine and surgery and licensed by the Kansas board of healing arts; and which has a contractual agreement in effect with the secretary of health and environment under K.S.A. 75-6120, and amendments thereto, to provide health care services to medically indigent persons;

(f) "indigent health care clinic" means an outpatient medical care clinic operated on a not-for-profit basis which has a contractual agreement in effect with the secretary of health and environment under K.S.A. 75-6120, and amendments thereto, to provide health care services to medically indigent persons;

(g) "loan transaction" means a transaction with a financial institution or the Kansas development finance authority to provide capital financing for the renovation, construction, acquisition, modernization, leasehold improvement or equipping of a primary care safety net clinic;

(h) "medically indigent person" means a person who lacks resources to pay for medically necessary health care services and who meets the eligibility criteria for qualification as a medically indigent person established by the secretary of health and environment under K.S.A. 75-6120, and amendments thereto;

(i) "primary care safety net clinic" means a community health center, a federally-qualified health center look-alike, an indigent health care clinic or a provider-based indigent care clinic; and

(j) "secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

History: L. 2007, ch. 177, § 6; L. 2008, ch. 164, § 8; July 1.


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