Sec. 5.5. (a) As used in this chapter, “pain management clinic” means a publicly or privately owned facility that primarily engages in the treatment of pain or pain management through prescribing controlled substances.

     (b) The term does not include the following:

(1) A hospital licensed under 16-21, including a facility owned by the hospital or an office of a hospital employed physician.

(2) An accredited school, college, university, or other educational institution or program that is related to providing instruction to individuals preparing to practice as a dentist, physician, physician assistant, nurse, optometrist, podiatrist, or veterinarian.

(3) A hospice program licensed under IC 16-25-3.

(4) An ambulatory outpatient surgical center licensed under IC 16-21-2.

(5) A long term care facility licensed under IC 16-28-2.

As added by P.L.194-2018, SEC.1.