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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 033 : OSTEOPATHY

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1750)
  • § 1750. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Approved hospital" means a hospital approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    (2) "Approved program" means a one-year internship or postgraduate program approved by the AOA or the ACGME.

    (3) "Accredited school or college of osteopathic medicine" means a school approved by the AOA or by the Board according to its rules.

    (4) "Board" means the Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons created under section 1791 of this title.

    (5) "Disciplinary action" includes any action taken by the Board against a person licensed under this chapter or an applicant premised on a finding that the person has engaged in unprofessional conduct. The term includes all sanctions of any kind, including obtaining injunctions, refusing to grant or renew a license, suspending or revoking a license, and issuing warnings.

    (6) "Medical director" means, for purposes of this chapter, an osteopathic physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in his or her field of specialty, as determined by the AOA or the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and who is charged by a health maintenance organization with responsibility for overseeing all clinical activities of the plan in this State, or his or her designee.

    (7) "Health maintenance organization", as used in this section, shall have the same meaning as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9402(9).

    (8) "Member" means any individual who has entered into a contract with a health maintenance organization for the provision of health care services, or on whose behalf such an arrangement has been made, as well as the individual's dependents covered by the contract.

    (9) "Osteopathic physician" means a person licensed under this chapter to practice osteopathic medicine.

    (10) "Practice of osteopathic medicine" means the diagnosis, treatment, operation, or prescription for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity, or other physical or mental condition, which practice is based in part upon educational standards and requirements that emphasize the importance of the neuromusculoskeletal structure and manipulative treatment in the maintenance and restoration of health. (Added 1989, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2001, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 23, eff. June 13, 2002.)