The following words or phrases as used in this section shall have the following meanings:

1. “Underserved area” means an area or medically underserved population designated by the commissioner as having a shortage of primary care physicians, other primary care practitioners, dental practitioners or mental health practitioners.

2. “Primary care service corps practitioner” means a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, midwife, general or pedodontic dentist, dental hygienist, clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed marriage and family therapist, or a licensed mental health counselor, who is licensed, registered, or certified to practice in New York state and who provides coordinated primary care services, including, but not limited to, oral health and mental health services and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

3. “Physician assistant” means a person who has been registered as such pursuant to Article 131-B of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

4. “Nurse practitioner” means a person who has been certified as such pursuant to section sixty-nine hundred ten of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

5. “Midwife” means a person who has been licensed as such pursuant to § 6955 of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

6. “Psychologist” means a person who has been licensed as such pursuant to § 7603 of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

7. “Licensed clinical social worker” means a person who has been licensed as such pursuant to section seventy-seven hundred two of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

8. “Psychiatric nurse practitioner” means a nurse practitioner who, by reason of training and experience, provides a full spectrum of psychiatric care, assessing, diagnosing, and managing the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders and mental health problems and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

9. “Licensed marriage and family therapist” means a person who has been licensed as such pursuant to section eighty-four hundred three of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

10. “Licensed mental health counselor” means a person who has been licensed as such pursuant to section eighty-four hundred two of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

11. “General or pedodontic dentist” means a person who has been licensed or otherwise authorized to practice dentistry pursuant to article one hundred thirty-three of the education law excluding orthodontists, endodontists and periodontists and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.

12. “Dental hygienist” means a person who is licensed to practice dental hygiene pursuant to § 6609 of the education law and meets the national health service corps state loan repayment program eligibility criteria.