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Minnesota Statutes Health (Ch. 144-159) § 145.4711. Definitions

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Subdivision 1. Application.  For purposes of sections 145.4711 to 145.4713, the following definitions apply.

Subd. 2. Commissioner.  “Commissioner” means the commissioner of health.

Subd. 3. Emergency care to sexual assault victims.  “Emergency care to sexual assault victims” means medical examinations, procedures, and services provided at a hospital to a sexual assault victim following an alleged sexual assault.

Subd. 4. Emergency contraception.  “Emergency contraception” means a drug, drug regimen, or device approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy when administered after sexual contact, including prescription and over-the-counter hormonal emergency contraception and intrauterine devices.

Subd. 5. Sexual assault.  “Sexual assault” means criminal sexual conduct in the first degree under section 609.342, criminal sexual conduct in the second degree under section 609.343, criminal sexual conduct in the third degree under section 609.344, criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree under section 609.345, or incest under section 609.365.

Subd. 6. Sexual assault victim.  “Sexual assault victim” means a woman or man who alleges, or is alleged to have been, sexually assaulted and who presents at a hospital as a patient.

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