42 CFR § 136a.10 - Definitions.

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§ 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.

Area Director means the Director of an Indian Health Service Area Office designated for purposes for administration of Indian Health Service Programs.

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. 1601 et. 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. 1601 et seq.), and Indian allotments if considered reservation land by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Reside means living in a locality with the intent to make it a fixed and a permanent home. The following persons will be deemed residents of the Health Service Delivery Area:

(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;

(2) Persons who are temporarily absent from the Health Service Delivery Area for purposes of travel or employment (such as seasonal or migratory workers);

(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.

Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services and any other officer or employee of the Department of Health and Human Services to whom the authority involved has been delegated.

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.

[52 FR 35048, Sept. 16, 1987, as amended at 55 FR 4609, Feb. 9, 1990]