Code of Alabama - Title 11: Counties and Municipal Corporations - Section 11-58-1 - Definitions

Section 11-58-1 - Definitions.

When used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) CLINICAL FACILITIES. Real property for the location or better utilization of a medical clinic, buildings, parking areas, garages, storage facilities, outbuildings, machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures useful or desirable in the operation of a medical clinic.

(2) DOMICILIARY CARE FACILITY. Homes for the aged, intermediate institutions, and related institutions, whose primary purpose is to furnish room, board, laundry, personal care, and other nonmedical services, regardless of what it may be named or called, for not less than 24 hours in any week to three or more individuals not related by blood or marriage to the owner or administrator. This kind of care implies sheltered protection and supervised environment for persons, who because of age or disabilities, are incapable of living independently in their own homes or a commercial board and room situation, yet who do not require the medical and nursing services provided in a nursing home. In these facilities, there might be available temporarily and incidentally the same type of limited medical attention as an individual would receive if he or she were living in his or her own home.

(3) MEDICAL CLINIC. Any one or more of buildings or facilities operated by a county or municipal medical clinic board which serve to promote the public health, either by providing places for the diagnosis, treatment, or cure of sick or injured persons or for research with respect to any of the foregoing, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, hospitals, sanitoriums, nursing homes, offices for persons engaged in the diagnosis, treatment, or cure of sick and injured persons, buildings to house or service equipment used for the diagnosis or treatment of sick or injured persons or the records of the diagnosis, treatment, or research with respect to any of the foregoing and hotels and motels intended primarily for use by patients and relatives and attendants of patients or patrons of any medical clinic, as well as domiciliary facilities so long as the domiciliary facility is required to be approved or licensed by any federal, state, or local government agency having jurisdiction in the planning or operation of health care facilities, or is owned or operated in conjunction with any nursing home. Domiciliary facilities shall not be exempt from ad valorem taxation.

(4) MEDICAL CLINIC BOARD. A corporation formed pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of acquiring and operating a county or municipal medical clinic.

(Acts 1955, No. 516, p. 1160, §1; Acts 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 109, p. 153, §2; Acts 1979, No. 79-831, p. 1567, §1; Acts 1983, No. 83-496, p. 694, §2; Acts 1994, No. 94-642, p. 1203, §1.)

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