As used in this chapter:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 33-182aa

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

(1) “Affiliate” means any person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with another person. A person is deemed controlled by another person if the other person, or one of that other person’s affiliates, officers, agents or management employees, acts as a general partner or manager of the person in question;

(2) “Certificate of incorporation” means a certificate of incorporation, as defined in section 33-1002, or any predecessor statute thereto;

(3) “Hospital” means a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 368v;

(4) “Health system” means a business entity consisting of a parent corporation of one or more hospitals licensed pursuant to chapter 368v, and affiliated through governance, membership or some other means;

(5) “Medical school” means a school of allopathic medicine leading to the M.D. degree, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and affiliated through governance with or part of a university that is either incorporated in this state or established pursuant to any provision of the general statutes and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;

(6) “Provider” means a physician licensed under chapter 370, a chiropractor licensed under chapter 372, an optometrist licensed under chapter 380 or a podiatrist licensed under chapter 375; and

(7) “Independent practice association” means an organization (A) (i) having owners or members that consist entirely of independent providers, or (ii) that is owned by a tax exempt state-wide professional medical membership association and controlled by independent providers, and (B) that provides services to and on behalf of its members or owners. Such services may include practice management and administrative services such as accounting, payroll, billing, human resource and information technology services. Only a person who is authorized to practice medicine pursuant to section 20-9 may be an owner or member of, or otherwise own or control, directly or indirectly, an independent practice association.