Maine Revised Statutes

§1501. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF).]

1. Health care practitioner.  "Health care practitioner" has the same meaning as set forth in Title 24, section 2502, subsection 1-A.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
1-A. Health care.   "Health care" means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose or otherwise affect an individual's physical or mental condition.
[ 2015, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Health care provider.  "Health care provider" has the same meaning as set forth in Title 24, section 2502, subsection 2.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Minor.  "Minor" means a person under 18 years of age.
[ 1995, c. 694, Pt. C, §8 (NEW); 1995, c. 694, Pt. E, §2 (AFF) .]
4. Surrogate.  "Surrogate" means:
A. An adult who is not a parent or legal guardian but who is related to a minor by blood, marriage or adoption and with whom the minor resides and from whom the minor receives the ongoing care and support expected of a parent. "Surrogate" does not include a person to whom a parent has delegated parental authority to consent to the minor's medical treatment through a power of attorney or other written instrument; or [2015, c. 444, §1 (NEW).]
B. If an adult relative described in paragraph A does not exist, an adult to whom a parent or legal guardian has not delegated parental authority through a power of attorney or other written instrument with whom the minor resides and from whom the minor receives the ongoing care and support expected of a parent. [2015, c. 444, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 444, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 694, §C8 (NEW). 1995, c. 694, §E2 (AFF). 2015, c. 444, §1 (AMD).