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317:30-3-89. Definitions

Issued 9-1-19

The following words or terms used in this Part shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Emergency" means a serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action such as a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected, by a reasonable and prudent layperson, to result in placing the member's health in serious jeopardy, serious impairment to bodily function, or serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

"Out-of-state provider" means a provider contracted with SoonerCare in accordance with Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-3-2, if:

(A) The physical address where services are or will be rendered is located outside the Oklahoma border and within the United States; or

(B) The physical address where services are or will be rendered is located within the Oklahoma border, but:

(i) The out-of-state provider maintains all member and/or billing records outside the Oklahoma border; and

(ii) The out-of-state provider is unable to produce the originals or exact copies of the member and/or billing records from the location in Oklahoma where services are rendered.

"Temporary" means lasting for a limited period of time, such as when a member is on vacation, but does not include situations in which a SoonerCare member leaves Oklahoma for the purpose of receiving medical care and treatment.

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