Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 20. Hospitals and Nursing Facilities
Section 210. Definitions.
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AS 18.20.210. Definitions.

In AS 18.20.140 - 18.20.220,

(1) "community mental health center" means a facility providing services for the prevention or diagnosis of mental illness, or care and treatment of mentally ill patients, or rehabilitation of mentally ill persons, which services are provided principally for persons residing in a particular community or communities in or near which the facility is situated;

(2) "department" means the Department of Health and Social Services;

(3) "facility for the mentally retarded" means a facility specially designed for the diagnosis, treatment, education, training, or custodial care of the mentally retarded, including facilities for training specialists and sheltered workshops for the mentally retarded, but only if the workshops are part of facilities that provide or will provide comprehensive services for the mentally retarded;

(4) "federal act" means Title VI of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 291 et seq.) concerning hospitals and medical facilities and the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963 (P.L. 88-164) concerning facilities for the mentally retarded and community mental health centers, both as now or hereafter amended;

(5) "hospital" includes a public health center and general, tuberculosis, mental, chronic disease, and other type of hospital, and related facilities, including laboratory, outpatient department, nurses' homes, and training facilities, and central services facilities operated in connection with a hospital, but does not include a hospital furnishing primarily domiciliary care;

(6) "medical facilities" means diagnostic and treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes, as those terms are defined in the federal act, and other medical facilities for which federal aid may be authorized under the federal act;

(7) "nonprofit facility for the mentally retarded" and "nonprofit community mental health center" mean, respectively, a facility for the mentally retarded and a community mental health center that is owned and operated by one or more nonprofit corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; and the term "nonprofit private agency or organization" means an agency or organization that is such a corporation or association or that is owned and operated by one or more of such corporations or associations;

(8) "nonprofit hospital" and "nonprofit medical facility" mean a hospital or medical facility owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation or association, no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of a private shareholder or individual;

(9) "public health center" means a publicly owned facility providing public health services, including related facilities such as laboratory, clinic, and administrative offices operated in connection with the public health center;

(10) "surgeon general" means the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service or any other federal agency designated to administer the federal act.

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