42 CFR § 50.302 - Definitions.

§ 50.302 Definitions.

As used in this subpart: (a) Law enforcement agency means an agency, or any part thereof, charged under applicable law with enforcement of the general penal statutes of the United States, or of any State or local jurisdiction.

(b)Medical procedures performed upon a victim of rape or incest means any medical service, including an abortion, performed for the purpose of preventing or terminating a pregnancy arising out of an incident of rape or incest.

(c)Physician means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the State in which he or she practices.

(d)Public health service means: (1) An agency of the United States or of a State or local government, that provides health or medical services; and

(2) A rural health clinic, as defined under section 1(d)(aa)(2) of Pub. L. 95-210, 91 Stat. 1485; except that any agency or facility whose principal function is the performance of abortions is specifically excluded from this definition.