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Section 1339.5. (Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 159.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1339.5.

As used in this article, unless otherwise indicated:

(a) “Health systems agency” means a health systems agency established pursuant to Public Law 93-641.

(b) “Primary care mid-level health practitioner” means a physician assistant certified pursuant to Chapter 7.7 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code and also means a registered nurse who meets the standards for a nurse practitioner adopted pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 2834) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, and also means a nurse midwife certified pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 2746) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.

(c) “Swing bed” means beds licensed for general acute care pursuant to Section 1250.1 that may, subject to this article, be used as skilled nursing beds, as classified in Section 1250.1. Swing beds shall retain the general acute care bed classification, for the purposes of Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 127125) of Part 2 of Division 107.



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