Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-4-402. Definitions

As used in this part 4:

(1) “Executive director” means the executive director of the state department.

(2) “Health care provider” means a person whose vocation or profession is related to the maintenance of individuals' health or anyone who provides diagnostic screening tests, medical treatment, or other medical services.

(3) “Health officer” means the executive director of the state department, the chief medical officer appointed pursuant to section 25-1-105 , or a local director.

(4) “HIV” means human immunodeficiency virus.

(5) “Local director” has the same meaning as set forth in section 25-1-502 for “public health director”.

(6) “Local public health agency” means a county or district public health agency established pursuant to section 25-1-506 or a local department of public health.

(7) “Medical emergency” means an acute injury, illness, or exposure that poses an immediate risk to a person's life or long-term health, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in placing the person's health in serious jeopardy, including a serious impairment to bodily function or a serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

(8) “Minor”, unless otherwise specified, means a person who is under eighteen years of age.

(9) “Public safety workers” includes law enforcement officers, peace officers, emergency service providers, and firefighters.

(10) “Sexually transmitted infection” refers to chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV, and relevant types of hepatitis, as well as any other sexually transmitted infection, regardless of mode of transmission, as designated by the state board by rule upon making a finding that the particular sexually transmitted infection is contagious.

(11) “State board” means the state board of health created in section 25-1-103 .

(12) “State department” means the state department of public health and environment established in section 25-1-102 .

(13) “Test” means any diagnostic, screening, or other test that may be provided in a health care or community-based environment.

(14) “Victim” has the same meaning as defined in section 24-4.1-302(5), C.R.S .


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