34-54-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Primary care provider," an individual or other legal entity that is licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to provide primary care services in the state, including an individual or other legal entity whose practice is professionally associated with the individual or other legal entity;

(2)    "Direct primary care agreement," a contract between a primary care provider and an individual patient or his or her legal representative in which the health care provider agrees to provide primary care services to the individual patient for an agreed-upon fee and period of time;

(3)    "Direct primary care practice," a practice that:

(a)    Charges a periodic fee for services;

(b)    Does not bill any third parties on a fee-for-service basis; and

(c)    Limits any per visit charge to less than the monthly equivalent of the periodic fee;

(4)    "Primary care service," any service for the purpose of promotion of health or the detection and management of disease or injury within the competency and training of the primary care provider, including screenings, assessments, diagnoses, and treatments.

Source: SL 2021, ch 159, § 1.