37.57.401    DEFINITIONS

(1) "Health care provider" means a person licensed in the state of Montana to provide health care services to pregnant women and/or newborn infants and who is the primary health care provider in attendance at the birth of a newborn infant born outside of a hospital or health care facility. The term includes direct-entry midwives.

(2) "Hospital or health care facility that provides obstetric services" means any hospital or health care facility licensed by or operating in the state of Montana that routinely provides or holds itself out as providing obstetric services, without regard for the number of births actually occurring in that hospital or health care facility on an annual basis.

(3) "Newborn" means any infant from birth through 28 days of age.

History: 53-19-402, MCA; IMP, 53-19-402, 53-19-404, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 171, Eff. 2/1/08.