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28 Pa. Code § 1181.21. Definitions.

§ 1181.21. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Continuing care—Treating a patient, in the course of which the practitioner has completed a full assessment of the patient’s medical history and current medical condition.

   Medical Board—Either of the following:

     (i)   The State Board of Medicine as defined in section 2 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P.S. §  422.2).

     (ii)   The State Board of Osteopathic Medicine as defined in section 2 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P.S. §  271.2).

   Medical marijuana cardholder—An adult patient or caregiver who possesses a valid identification card.

   Medical professional—A physician, pharmacist, physician assistant or certified registered nurse practitioner employed by a dispensary.

   Minor patient—A patient who is under 18 years of age.

   Patient certification—The document issued by a practitioner under §  1181.27 (relating to issuing patient certifications) certifying that a patient has one or more serious medical conditions.

   Patient consultation—A complete in-person examination of a patient and the patient’s health care records at the time a patient certification is issued by a practitioner.

   Practitioner registry—A list of practitioners established and maintained by the Department.

   Prescription Drug Monitoring Program—The Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act (35 P.S. § §  872.1—872.40).

   Professional disciplinary action—A disciplinary proceeding taken by the applicable Medical Board against a physician that results in a corrective action or measure.

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