.01 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) Freestanding Facility Operating Major Medical Equipment.

(a) "Freestanding facility operating major medical equipment" means a facility using major medical equipment.

(b) "Freestanding facility operating major medical equipment" does not include any freestanding ambulatory care facilities or service owned or operated by a hospital and regulated under COMAR 10.07.01.

(2) "JCAHO" means the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a private organization that creates standards, surveys, and accredits hospitals and health-related facilities.

(3) "Major medical equipment" means:

(a) All cardiac catheterization equipment necessary to perform heart catheterization;

(b) A computed tomography (CT) scanner;

(c) A lithotriptor;

(d) Radiation therapy equipment, including a linear accelerator; or

(e) A magnetic resonance imager (MRI).

(4) "Supervisor" means a physician who is licensed by the Board of Physician Quality Assurance and who has expertise in the operation of major medical equipment.