42 CFR 136a.10 - Definitions.
As used in this subpart:
Appropriate ordering official means, unless otherwise specified by contract with the health care facility or provider or by a contract with a tribe or tribal organization, the ordering official for the Service Unit in which the individual requesting contract health services or on whose behalf the services are requested, resides.
Contract health services means health services provided at the expense of the Indian Health Service from public or private medical or hospital facilities other than those of the Service or those funded by the Service.
Emergency means any medical condition for which immediate medical attention is necessary to prevent the death or serious impairment of the health of an individual.
Health Service Delivery Area means a geographic area designated pursuant to § 36.15 of this subpart.
Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 U.S.C. 1601et. seq., which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Reservation means any Federally recognized Indian tribe's reservation, Pueblo, or colony, including former reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska Native regions established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ( 43 U.S.C. 1601et seq.), and Indian allotments if considered reservation land by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(1) Students who are temporarily absent from the Health Service Delivery Area during full time attendance at programs of vocational, technical, or academic education including normal school breaks;
(3) Indian children placed in foster care outside the Health Service Delivery Area by order of a court of competent jurisdiction and who were residents within the Health Service Delivery Area at the time of the court order.
Service means the Indian Health Service.
Service Unit Director means the Director of Indian Health Service programs for a designated geographical or tribal area of responsibility or the equivalent official of a contractor administering an IHS program.