New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:9-12.31 - Definitions

30:9-12.31. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Nonthird party patient" means a hospital in-patient receiving acute care whose hospital expenses are not paid primarily by a third-party payor, and who is a resident of this State.

b. "Third-party payor" means an insurance company, medical insurance plan, health and welfare plan, or governmental medical assistance program which has assumed primary responsibility for the hospital expenses of a hospital in-patient.

c. "Hospital" means any public general hospital maintained pursuant to P.L.1947, c. 34, s. 1 (C. 30:9-12.1) and R.S. 30:9-13 by a county or municipality and operated and licensed by the State as a general acute care facility, as defined by Department of Health licensure standards, but shall not include any hospital owned and operated by the State.

d. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Health.

e. "Capital expenditure" means an expenditure for an improvement or purpose having a period of usefulness of 3 years or more.

L.1977, c. 289, s. 3, eff. Dec. 1, 1977.

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