15-30-188. Credit for physician practicing in rural area -- definitions. For the purposes of 15-30-188 through 15-30-191, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Commences practice" means the location or relocation of a physician's principal place of practice to a rural area and the start of a practice that is open to the general public, including recipients of medical assistance under Title 53. The term does not include the relocation of a physician's practice from one rural area to a different rural area.
(2) "Rural area" means a place without a hospital of at least 60 beds located within a radius of 30 miles.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 771, L. 1991.