§ 1181.21. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Continuing careTreating a patient, in the course of which the practitioner has completed a full assessment of the patients medical history and current medical condition.
Medical BoardEither 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 cardholderAn adult patient or caregiver who possesses a valid identification card.
Medical professionalA physician, pharmacist, physician assistant or certified registered nurse practitioner employed by a dispensary.
Minor patientA patient who is under 18 years of age.
Patient certificationThe 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 consultationA complete in-person examination of a patient and the patients health care records at the time a patient certification is issued by a practitioner.
Practitioner registryA list of practitioners established and maintained by the Department.
Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramThe Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act (35 P.S. § § 872.1872.40).
Professional disciplinary actionA disciplinary proceeding taken by the applicable Medical Board against a physician that results in a corrective action or measure.
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