SEC. 41-71-1. Definitions.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Home health agency" means a public or privately owned agency or organization, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization, properly authorized to conduct business in Mississippi, which is primarily engaged in providing to individuals, at the written direction of a licensed physician, in the individual's place of residence, skilled nursing services provided by or under the supervision of a registered nurse licensed to practice in Mississippi, and one or more of the following services or items:
(i) Physical, occupational or speech therapy;
(ii) Medical social services;
(iii) Part-time or intermittent services of a home health aide;
(iv) Other services as approved by the licensing agency;
(v) Medical supplies, other than drugs and biologicals, and the use of medical appliances; or
(vi) Medical services provided by an intern or resident in training at a hospital under a teaching program of such hospital.
(b) "Licensing agency" means the State Department of Health.
SOURCES: Laws, 1981, ch. 484, Sec. 1; 1986, ch. 437, Sec. 21, eff from and after July 1, 1986.