Alaska Statutes.
Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 55. Special Actions and Proceedings
Section 560. Definitions.
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AS 09.55.560. Definitions.

In AS 09.55.530 - 09.55.560,

(1) "board" means an arbitration board established under AS 09.55.535;

(2) "health care provider" means an acupuncturist licensed under AS 08.06; an audiologist or speech-language pathologist licensed under AS 08.11; a chiropractor licensed under AS 08.20; a dental hygienist licensed under AS 08.32; a dentist licensed under AS 08.36; a nurse licensed under AS 08.68; a dispensing optician licensed under AS 08.71; a naturopath licensed under AS 08.45; an optometrist licensed under AS 08.72; a pharmacist licensed under AS 08.80; a physical therapist or occupational therapist licensed under AS 08.84; a physician or physician assistant licensed under AS 08.64; a podiatrist; a psychologist and a psychological associate licensed under AS 08.86; a hospital as defined in AS 47.32.900 , including a governmentally owned or operated hospital; an employee of a health care provider acting within the course and scope of employment; an ambulatory surgical facility and other organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery of health care, including a health maintenance organization, individual practice association, integrated delivery system, preferred provider organization or arrangement, and a physical hospital organization;

(3) "panel" means an expert advisory panel established under AS 09.55.536;

(4) "professional negligence" means a negligent act or omission by a health care provider in rendering professional services;

(5) "professional services" means service provided by a health care provider that is within the scope of services for which the health care provider is licensed and that is not prohibited under the health care provider's license or by a facility in which the health care provider practices.


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