.01 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Health.

(2) "Facility" means a surgical abortion facility.

(3) Health Professional.

(a) "Health professional" means an individual who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized under Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, to provide health care services.

(b) "Health professional" does not include a physician.

(4) “Physician” means an individual licensed to practice medicine in this State under Health Occupations Article, Title 14, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(5) “Regular service” means that surgical abortion procedures are performed on site on a routine basis.

(6) “Surgical abortion facility” means an outpatient facility that provides surgical termination of pregnancy as a regular service except if the facility is regulated by the Department under:

(a) Health General Article, Title 19, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) Health General Article, Title 19, Subtitle 3A, Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(c) Health General Article, Title 19, Subtitle 3B, Annotated Code of Maryland.