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Minnesota Statutes Health (Ch. 144-159) § 145B.02. Definitions

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Subdivision?1.?Applicability.The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.

Subd.?2.?Living will.??Living will? means a writing made according to section 145B.03.

Subd.?3.?Health care.?Health care? means care, treatment, services, or procedures to maintain, diagnose, or treat an individual's physical condition when the individual is in a terminal condition.

Subd.?4.?Health care decision.?Health care decision? means a decision to begin, continue, increase, limit, discontinue, or not begin any health care.

Subd. 5.?Health care facility. ??Health care facility? means a hospital or other entity licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58; ?a nursing home licensed to serve adults under section 144A.02; ?or a home care provider licensed under sections 144A.43 to 144A.47.

Subd.?6.?Health care provider.?Health care provider? means a person, health care facility, organization, or corporation licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by the laws of this state to administer health care directly or through an arrangement with other health care providers.

Subd.?7.?HMO.?HMO? means an organization licensed under sections 62D.01 to 62D.30.

Subd.?8.?Terminal condition.?Terminal condition? means an incurable or irreversible condition for which the administration of medical treatment will serve only to prolong the dying process.

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