Section 20-3-2

Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. An institution or facility licensed as an assisted living facility under regulations of the State Board of Health.

(2) CHARITABLE CLINIC. The term includes an established free medical clinic as defined in subdivision (1) of Section 6-5-662 and any community health center provided for under the federal Public Health Service Law.

(3) CHARITABLE PATIENT. For purposes of this chapter, the term shall not include patients who are eligible to receive drugs under the Alabama Medicaid Program or under any other prescription drug program funded in whole or in part by the state.

(4) DRUGS. All medicinal substances and preparations recognized by the United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary, or any revision thereof, and all substances and preparations intended for external and internal use in the cure, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and all substances and preparations other than food intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.

(5) HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM. A hospice care program licensed as a hospice care program under regulations of the State Board of Health.

(6) HOSPITAL. An institution licensed as a hospital under regulations of the State Board of Health.

(7) LEGEND DRUG. Any drug, medicine, chemical, or poison bearing on the label the words, "caution, federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription," or similar wording indicating that such drug, medicine, chemical, or poison may be sold or dispensed only upon the prescription of a licensed medical practitioner.

(8) NURSING FACILITY. An institution licensed as a nursing facility or intermediate care facility under regulations of the State Board of Health.

(9) SPECIALTY CARE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. An institution or facility licensed as a specialty care assisted living facility under regulations of the State Board of Health.

(Act 2002-498, p. 1288, §2.)