42 CFR § 57.302 - Definitions.
As used in this subpart:
Academic year means the traditional, approximately 9-month September to June annual session. For the purpose of computing academic year equivalents for students who, during a 12-month period, attend for a longer period than the traditional academic year, the academic year will be considered to be of 9 months' duration.
Act means the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
Date upon which a student ceases to be a full-time or half-time student means the first day of the month which is nearest to the date upon which an individual ceases to be a full-time or half-time student, as defined in this section.
Default means the failure of a borrower of a loan made under this subpart to make an installment payment when due, or comply with any other term of the promissory note for such loan, except that a loan made under this subpart shall not be considered to be in default if the loan is discharged in bankruptcy, the borrower's repayment schedule has been renegotiated and the borrower is complying with the renegotiated schedule, or the loan is in forbearance.
Full-time student means a student who is enrolled in a school and pursuing a course of study which constitutes a full-time academic workload, as determined by the school, leading to a diploma in nursing, an associate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree, a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree, or a graduate degree in nursing.
Grace period means the period of 9 months beginning on the date upon which a student ceases to be a full-time or half-time student at a school of nursing.
Half-time student means a student who is enrolled in a school and pursuing a course of study which constitutes at least one-half of a full-time academic workload but less than a full-time academic workload, as determined by the school, leading to a diploma in nursing, an associate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree, a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree, or a graduate degree in nursing.
Indian Health Service health center means a health care facility (whether operated directly by the Indian Health Service or operated by a tribal contractor or grantee under the Indian Self-Determination Act), which is physically separated from a hospital, and which provides one or more clinical treatment services, such as physician, dentist or nursing services, available at least 40 hours a week for outpatient care to persons of Indian or Alaska Native descent.
National of the United States means: (1) A citizen of the United States, or (2) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States, as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act, at 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(22).
Native Hawaiian health center means an entity (as defined in section 8 of Public Law 100-579) -
(a) Which is organized under the laws of the State of Hawaii,
(c) Which is a public or private nonprofit entity, and
(d) In which Native Hawaiian health practitioners significantly participate in the planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation of health services.
Nursing facility means a facility as defined in section 1919(a) of the Social Security Act (SSA) (for fiscal year (FY) 1991 and subsequent fiscal years), except for FYs 1989 and 1990, the term means a “skilled nursing facility,” as such term is defined in section 1861(j) of the SSA, and an “intermediate care facility,” as such term is defined in section 1905(c) of such Act.
Registered nurse means an individual who has been licensed by a State Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing in accordance with State licensing laws requiring as a minimum one of the degrees or diplomas specified in this section.
Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services and any other officer or employee to whom the authority involved has been delegated.
State means, in addition to the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.