(h) “Attending physician” means that term as defined in section 20102(4) of the code, MCL
(i) “Authorized representative” means that term as defined in section 20102(5) of the code,
(j) “Bereavement services” means emotional, psychosocial, or spiritual support services
provided to the family before or after the death of the patient to assist the family in coping with
issues related to grief, loss, or adjustment.
(k) “Building change” means alterations to an existing building involving a change in the
interior configuration or intended use, including alterations to the mechanical, electrical, or
plumbing systems. This term does not include routine maintenance or replacement with
comparable mechanical, electrical, or plumbing equipment that does not alter the current
(l) “Business day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or any legal holiday.
(m) “Change of ownership” means the transfer of a health facility or agency from 1 owner to
another if the licensee changes. This term does not include a transfer of a health facility or
agency from 1 owner to another if the licensee does not change.
(n) “Code” means the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211.
(o) “Complainant” means an individual who files a complaint with the department alleging
that a person has violated the code, an order issued under the code, or administrative rules
(p) “Correction notice” means a notice from the department to a health facility or agency
specifying violations of the code or these rules, corrective action to be taken, and the period in
which the corrective action is to be completed.
(q) “County medical care facility” means that term as defined in section 20104 of the code,
(r) “Department” means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
(s) “Discharge” means that term as defined in section 21702(1) of the code, MCL 333.21702.
In addition, as used in these rules, “discharge” means the voluntary or involuntary movement of
a patient out of any type of health facility or agency.
(t) “Freestanding surgical outpatient facility” or “FSOF” means a facility as defined in section
20104(7) of the code, MCL 333.20104, and includes, but is not limited to, a private practice
office that performs 120 or more surgical abortions per year and publicly advertises outpatient
abortion services. Characteristics of a freestanding surgical outpatient facility include, but are
not limited to, patient encounters with a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or other provider primarily
for performing surgical procedures or related diagnosis, consultation, observation, and
postoperative care, and the owner or operator may make the facility available to other physicians,
dentists, podiatrists, or other providers who comprise its professional staff. This term does not
include a private office of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or other health professional whose
patients are limited to those of the individual licensed professional maintaining and operating the
office or the combined patients of individually licensed professionals practicing together in a
legally constituted professional corporation, association, or partnership and sharing office space,
if the private office is maintained and operated by a licensed health professional in accordance
with usual practice patterns according to the type of practice and patient encounters in the office
are for diagnosis and treatment and are not limited primarily to the performance of surgical
procedures and related care.