Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-5-32-.01 - Definitions

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

Unless a different meaning is required by the context or pertinent statutes, the following terms as used in these Rules and Regulations shall have the meaning hereinafter respectively ascribed to them; except, these Rules and Regulations do not apply to hospitals owned or operated by the United States Federal Government.

(a) "Induced Abortion" means the procedure by which pregnancy is purposely terminated with the intent to result in other than a live birth.
(b) "First Trimester" means the first thirteen completed weeks after the first day of the last normal menstrual cycle.
(c) "Second Trimester" means the second thirteen weeks or gestation.
(e) "Hospital" means a facility which is subject to regulation and control under Section 31-7-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (Regulation of Hospitals and Related Institutions) as well as the Rules and Regulations duly promulgated thereunder and in particular the Rules and Regulations embodied in Chapter 290-5-6 entitled "Hospitals" duly promulgated by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, as such law and regulations now exist or may subsequently be amended.
(f) "Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers" means any institution, building, or facility, or part thereof, devoted primarily to the provision of surgical treatment to patients not requiring hospitalization, as provided under provisions of Code Section 31-7-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Such facilities do not admit patients for treatment which normally requires overnight stay, nor provide accommodations for treatment of patients for periods of twenty-four (24) hours or longer.
(g) "Abortion Facility" means a facility licensed by the Department as a hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center.
(h) "Department" means the Department of Human Resources of the State of Georgia.
(i) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources of the State of Georgia.
(j) "Board" means the Board of Human Resources of the State of Georgia.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-5-32-.01
O.C.G.A. 16-12, Art. 5; O.C.G.A. 50-13.
Original Rule entitled "Definitions" was filed on September 18, 1974; effective October 8, 1974. Amended: Rule repealed and Emergency Rule 290-5-32-0.4-.01, of the same title, adopted. Filed July 22, 1983; effective July 20, 1983, the date of adoption, to remain in effect for a period of 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter superseding this Emergency Rule, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Emergency Rule 290-5-32-0.4-.01 repealed and permanent Rule of the same title adopted. Filed October 20, 1983; effective November 9, 1983.

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