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The DC Code: § 16-2801 Definitions.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

"Court" means the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
"Healthcare provider" means an individual or entity licensed or otherwise authorized under District law to provide healthcare service, including a hospital, nursing facility, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, home health agency, hospice program, renal dialysis facility, ambulatory surgical center, pharmacy, physician or health care practitioner's office, long-term care facility, behavior health residential treatment facility, health clinic, birth center, clinical laboratory, health center, physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife, psychologist, certified social worker, registered dietitian or nutrition professional, physical or occupational therapist, pharmacist, or other individual health care practitioner.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 16-263, the "Medical Malpractice Amendment Act of 2006", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-334, which was referred to Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 2006, and December 19, 2006, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on December 28, 2006, it was assigned Act No. 16-619 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 16-263 became effective on March 14, 2007. DC CODE § 16-2801 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-263, § 302, 54 DCR 807.)