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  3. New York City health and hospitals corporation act 1016/69


Section 3 Definitions

New York City health and hospitals corporation act 1016/69 (HHC)

As used or referred to in this act, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the text:

  1. "Administrator" or "Health service administrator" shall mean the administrator of health services of the city of New York.

  2. "Administration" shall mean the health services administration of the city of New York.

  3. "Board" shall mean the board of directors of the corporation as such board is constituted pursuant to section four of this act.

  4. "Bonds" and "notes" shall mean bonds and notes respectively, authorized and issued by the corporation pursuant to this act.

  5. "City" shall mean the city of New York.

  6. "Comptroller" shall mean the comptroller of the city of New York.

  7. "Construction" shall mean site acquisition, planning, design, erection, building, alteration, reconstruction, renovation, improvement, extension, enlargement, replacement or modification and the inspection or modification thereof.

  8. "Corporation" shall mean the public benefit corporation created by section four of this act.

  9. "Corporation counsel" shall mean the corporation counsel of the city of New York.

  10. "Council" shall mean the agency or body designated as the health planning agency pursuant to article twenty-nine of the public health law or public law 89-749 and which is authorized to approve construction of health facilities in the city of New York.

  11. "Director of management and budget" shall mean the director of management and budget of the city of New York.

  12. "Health facility" shall mean a building, structure or unit or any improvement to real property, including all necessary and usual attendant and related equipment, facilities or fixtures, or any part or parts thereof, or any combination or combinations thereof, including, but not limited to, a general hospital, psychiatric hospital, tuberculosis hospital, ambulatory clinic or center, chronic disease hospital, nursing home, extended-care facility, dispensary or laboratory or any other related facility, or any combination of the foregoing, constructed, acquired or otherwise provided by or for the use of the corporation or the city in providing health and medical services to the public.

  13. "Health and medical services" shall mean items or services provided by or under the supervision of a physician or other person trained or licensed to render health care necessary for the prevention, care, diagnosis or treatment of human disease, pain, injury, deformity or other physical or mental condition including, but not limited to, pre-admission, out-patient, in-patient and post-discharge care, home care, physicians' care, nursing care, medical care provided by interns or residents-in-training and other paramedical care, ambulance service, bed and board, drugs, biologicals, supplies, appliances, equipment, laboratory services and x-ray, radium and radio-active-isotope therapy.

  14. "Mayor" shall mean the mayor of the city of New York.

  15. "Real property" shall mean lands, structures, franchises and interests in land, waters, lands under water, riparian rights and air rights, and any and all things and rights usually included within the said term and includes not only fees simple absolute but also any and all lesser interests such as easements, rights-of-way, uses, leases, licenses and all other incorporeal hereditaments and every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable, including terms for years and liens thereon by way of judgments, mortgages, or otherwise.

  16. "Reimbursement allowance" shall mean any money paid by any government, or any agency or subdivision thereof or by a social services district or by any private institution or organization or person including, but not limited to, payments authorized by and made pursuant to the federal social security act and the state social services law, to the corporation for the costs of health and medical services furnished to beneficiaries thereof provided by the corporation directly or through agreement with the city.

  17. "State" shall mean the state of New York.

  18. "Subsidiary corporation" shall mean a corporation created pursuant to subdivision twenty of section five of this act.

  19. "Non-profit hospital" shall mean an organization authorized by law to provide health and medical services, organized exclusively for charitable purposes on a non-profit basis, which does not devote more than an insubstantial part of its total activities to activities not in furtherance of its charitable purposes, does not participate or intervene (including publishing or distributing statements), directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office, and no substantial part of the activities of which is devoted to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of a private shareholder or individual.