As used in the Governmental Immunity Act:   

A.   “employment” includes services provided by an immune contractor;   

B.   “governmental entity” means the state or a local public body;   

C.   “immune contractor” means a person that:   

(1)   is an independent contractor; and   

(2)   contracts with a governmental entity to provide:   

(a)   care for children in the custody of the human services department, corrections department or department of health, as a licensed foster parent, excluding foster parents certified by a licensed child placement agency; or   

(b)   services to the children, youth and families department or the corrections department as a licensed medical, psychological or dental arts practitioner;   

(3)   is a member of:   

(a)   a state or local selection panel established pursuant to the Juvenile Community Corrections Act [Chapter 33, Article 9A NMSA 1978];   

(b)   a state or local selection panel established pursuant to the Adult Community Corrections Act [Chapter 33, Article 9 NMSA 1978];   

(c)   the board of directors of the New Mexico comprehensive health insurance pool;   

(d)   a medical review board, a committee or panel established by the educational retirement board or the retirement board of the public employees retirement association;   

(e)   the board of directors of the New Mexico educational assistance foundation; or   

(f)   the board of directors of the New Mexico student loan corporation; or   

(4)   is a volunteer, employee or board member of a court-created special advocate program;   

D.   “local public body” means a political subdivision of the state and its agencies, instrumentalities and institutions and a water and natural gas association organized pursuant to Chapter 3, Article 28 NMSA 1978;   

E.   “public employee” means a natural person that is an officer or employee of a governmental entity; and   

F.   “state” means the state of New Mexico or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, instrumentalities or institutions.   

  History: Laws 1999, ch. 268, § 3. 

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 41-13-2

  • 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.