As used in the Governmental Immunity Act:

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.

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];

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