24.156.403 DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
(1) As used in this chapter, the following terms are defined:
(a) "Act" means the statutory provisions governing the licensee's scope of practice.
(b) "Applicant" means a person who has applied to take a licensing examination in Montana or who has applied for licensure in Montana.
(c) "Board" means the Board of Medical Examiners created by 2-15-1731, MCA.
(d) "Foreign medical graduate" means a graduate of a medical school that is listed in the World Health Directory of Medical Schools but is not located in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.
(e) "Health corps physician" means a physician who has applied to participate in the health corps and completed the registration requirements set by the board.
(f) "Intern," "in post-graduate year 1" or "PGY-1" means a person who:
(i) has graduated from an approved medical school;
(ii) is enrolled in a training program approved for first year post-graduates;
(iii) has passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or the AOA equivalent; and
(iv) is preparing for or awaiting the results of USMLE Step 3 or the AOA equivalent.
(g) "Licensee" means the current holder of an active license issued by the board.
(h) "Medical student" means a person currently enrolled in or who has graduated from an approved medical school who has not yet entered PGY-1.
(i) "Paramedic" means a level of emergency care provider as established in 50-6-202, MCA.
(j) "Resident" means a person who:
(i) has the degree of medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy from an approved medical school;
(ii) is in post-graduate year 2 (PGY-2) or above;
(iii) has either completed the USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or the AOA equivalent or holds a certificate from the ECFMG; and
(iv) is enrolled in an approved residency program.
(k) "Retired," applicable to the Montana Health Corps Act, means no longer maintaining a private, institutional, or governmental practice for the purposes of monetary remuneration within the United States. Occasional locum tenens work for monetary remuneration will not disqualify a physician from retired status.
(l) "Standards of dietetic practice" means Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession.
(m) "Supervision" may be of the following types:
(i) "Direct supervision" means the supervisor is physically present with the person being supervised;
(ii) "General supervision" means accepting responsibility for, and overseeing the medical services of, a physician assistant by telephone (voice or text), radio, video, or in person as frequently as necessary considering the location, nature of practice, and experience of the physician assistant;
(iii) "On-site supervision" means the supervisor must be in the facility and quickly available to the person being supervised.
(n) "Surgery" means any procedure in which human tissue is cut or altered by mechanical or energy forms, including electrical or laser energy or ionizing radiation.
(2) As used in this chapter, the following abbreviations are identified:
(a) "AEMT" means a licensed advanced emergency medical technician.
(b) "ABMS" means the American Board of Medical Specialties.
(c) "ACGME" means the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
(d) "AOA" means the American Osteopathic Association.
(e) "CIHC" means community-integrated health care, as defined under 37-3-102, MCA.
(f) "ECFMG" means the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
(g) "ECP" means a licensed emergency care provider.
(h) "EMR" means a licensed emergency medical responder.
(i) "EMS" means a licensed emergency medical service.
(j) "EMT" means a licensed emergency medical technician.
(k) "NPDB" means the National Practitioner Databank established by Public Law 99-660 (42 U.S.C. 11101, et seq.).
(l) "NREMT" means the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
(m) "USDOT" means the United States Department of Transportation.
(n) "USMLE" means the United States Medical Licensing Examination or its successor.
History: 37-1-131, 37-3-203, 37-3-301, 37-3-802, 37-13-201, 37-25-201, 50-6-203, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-3-102, 37-3-201, 37-3-203, 37-3-301, 37-3-305, 37-3-307, 37-3-325, 37-3-326, 37-3-802, 37-3-804, 37-13-201, 37-13-302, 37-25-201, 37-25-302, 50-6-101, 50-6-105, 50-6-201, 50-6-202, 50-6-203, 50-6-301, 50-6-302, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1664, Eff. 8/6/22.