As used in this article:
- The term "perfusionist" means a person who is licensed to practice perfusion pursuant to this article.
- The term "registered program" means a program for the education of perfusionists which has been registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent.
- The term "perfusion" means the provision of extracorporeal or intracorporeal patient care services to support or replace the circulatory or respiratory function of a patient, including the administration of pharmacological and therapeutic agents, and blood products, and the management, treatment and monitoring of the physiological status of a patient during the operation of extracorporeal circulation equipment or intracorporeal equipment that replaces or support circulatory or respiratory functions.
All perfusion services shall be pursuant to the order and direction of a physician. Perfusion services may be performed in a general hospital licensed pursuant to article twenty-eight of the public health law or during the transport of patients or organs supported by extracorporeal or intracorporeal equipment.
- The term "committee" means the state committee for perfusion created by section sixty-six hundred thirty-four of this article.
*NB Effective October 21, 2016