PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.17001 Definitions; principles of construction.
(1) As used in this part:
(a) "Academic institution" means either of the following:
(i) A medical school approved by the board.
(ii) A hospital licensed under article 17 that meets all of the following requirements:
(A) Was the sole sponsor or a co-sponsor, if each other co-sponsor is either a medical school approved by the board or a hospital owned by the federal government and directly operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, of not less than 4 postgraduate education residency programs approved by the board under section 17031(1) for not less than the 3 years immediately preceding the date of an application for a limited license under section 16182(2)(c) or an application for a full license under section 17031(2), if at least 1 of the residency programs is in the specialty area of medical practice, or in a specialty area that includes the subspecialty of medical practice, in which the applicant for a limited license proposes to practice or in which the applicant for a full license has practiced for the hospital.
(B) Has spent not less than $2,000,000.00 for medical education during each of the 3 years immediately preceding the date of an application for a limited license under section 16182(2)(c) or an application for a full license under section 17031(2). As used in this sub-subparagraph, "medical education" means the education of physicians and candidates for degrees or licenses to become physicians, including, but not limited to, physician staff, residents, interns, and medical students.
(b) "Electrodiagnostic studies" means the testing of neuromuscular functions utilizing nerve conduction tests and needle electromyography. It does not include the use of surface electromyography.
(c) "Medical care services" means those services within the scope of practice of physicians licensed by the board, except those services that the board prohibits or otherwise restricts within a practice agreement or determines shall not be delegated by a physician without endangering the health and safety of patients as provided for in section 17048(1).
(d) "Participating physician" means a physician, a physician designated by a group of physicians under section 17049 to represent that group, or a physician designated by a health facility or agency under section 20174 to represent that health facility or agency.
(e) "Physician" means an individual who is licensed under this article to engage in the practice of medicine.
(f) "Podiatrist" means an individual who is licensed under this article to engage in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery.
(g) "Practice agreement" means an agreement described in section 17047.
(h) "Practice of medicine" means the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, cure, or relieving of a human disease, ailment, defect, complaint, or other physical or mental condition, by attendance, advice, device, diagnostic test, or other means, or offering, undertaking, attempting to do, or holding oneself out as able to do, any of these acts.
(i) "Practice as a physician's assistant" means the practice of medicine with a participating physician under a practice agreement.
(j) "Task force" means the joint task force created in section 17025.
(2) In addition to the definitions in this part, article 1 contains definitions and principles of construction applicable to all articles in this code and part 161 contains definitions applicable to this part.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 1990, Act 247, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 1990
Am. 1990, Act 248, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 1990
Am. 2005, Act 264, Eff. Mar. 30, 2006
Am. 2006, Act 161, Eff. Nov. 26, 2006
Am. 2016, Act 379, Eff. Mar. 22, 2017
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of certain health-related functions, boards, and commissions from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1991-9, compiled at MCL 338.3501 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: Act 368
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