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Title: Section 86-4.1 - Definitions

Section 86-4.1 Definitions. As used in this Subpart:

(a) Facility shall mean all free-standing ambulatory care facilities, diagnostic and/or treatment centers and clinics that are subject to article 28 of the Public Health Law, provided that such facility has been established by the Public Health Council and possesses a valid operating certificate issued by the Commissioner of Health. Rates of reimbursement for hospital-based facilities shall be governed by Subpart 86-1 of this Part.

(b) Free-standing ambulatory care facility, diagnostic and/or treatment center and clinic shall mean a medical facility with one or more organized health services not part of an inpatient hospital facility or vocational rehabilitation center, which is primarily engaged in providing services to out-of-hospital or ambulatory patients by or under the supervision of a physician or dentist, for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition.

(c) Commissioner shall mean the New York State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Department shall mean the New York State Department of Health.

(e) Bureau shall mean the Bureau of Ambulatory Care Reimbursement in the department.

(f) Article 43 corporation shall mean a corporation organized and operating pursuant to article 43 of the Insurance Law.


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