New York Public Health Law
The following words or phrases as used in this article shall have the following meanings:
1. “Continuity experience” means that site where a resident spends at least twenty percent of his or her training providing primary care services to a panel of patients who are followed by such resident throughout his or her training.
2. “Council” means the New York state council on graduate medical education.
3. “President” means the president of the New York state higher education services corporation.
4. “Primary care practitioner program” means a full or part-time graduate, undergraduate or certificate course of study, approved or registered by the regents or a program registered by the department of education or determined by the department of education to be the equivalent required to practice as a licensed or certified primary care practitioner.
5. “Primary care medical training program” means a graduate medical education training program in New York state defined by the commissioner, in consultation with the council, pursuant to regulations, as providing appropriate training in primary care medicine.
6. “Underserved area” means an area or medically underserved population designated by the commissioner pursuant to regulation, and in consultation with the respective health systems agency, as having a shortage of primary care physicians or primary care practitioners.
7. “Primary care practitioner” means a midwife, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who is licensed or certified to practice in New York state and who provides or arranges for coordinated primary care services.
8. “Primary care physician” means a physician specialist in the field of family practice, general pediatrics, primary care internal medicine or primary care obstetrics and gynecology; who provides coordinated primary care services.