§ 21.601. Purpose and definitions.
(a) This subchapter implements the Volunteer Health Services Act (35 P.S. § § 449.41449.50) and provides for the issuance of a volunteer license to a qualified registered nurse, a certified registered nurse practitioner and a licensed practical nurse who retires from active practice and seeks to provide professional services as a volunteer. A volunteer license authorizes the holder to practice only in an organized community-based clinic without remuneration.
(b) The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Approved clinicAn organized community-based clinic offering primary health care services to individuals and families who cannot pay for their care, to Medical Assistance clients or to residents of medically underserved areas or health professionals shortage areas. The term includes a State health center, nonprofit community-based clinic and Federally qualified health center, as designated by Federal rulemaking or as approved by the Department of Health or the Department of Public Welfare.
Unrestricted licenseA license which is not restricted or limited by order of the Board under its disciplinary power.
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