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WAC 284-24C-010

Definitions that apply to these rules.

(1) "Medical malpractice insurer" means an authorized general casualty insurer that has premium, loss or loss adjustment expense data for medical malpractice insurance.
(2) "Medical professional liability insurance" or "medical malpractice insurance" provides coverage for tort claims brought against various medical-related institutions and medical professionals, such as:
(a) Institutions, including hospitals, infirmaries, nursing homes, mental institutions, blood banks, sanitariums, and clinics; and
(b) Individual medical professionals including physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, opticians, optometrists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, laboratory technicians, and various specialists.
(3) "Medical malpractice statistical agent" means an organization designated by the commissioner under RCW 48.19.370(4) to gather, compile and report medical malpractice statistical data.
(4) "NAIC Statistical Handbook" is a publication of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that explains insurance statistical data and provides reporting requirements and report formats for data that statistical agents must submit to the commissioner.
(5) "Statistical plan" means a system for collecting information from insurers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.19.370. WSR 06-13-035 (Matter No. R 2005-02), ยง 284-24C-010, filed 6/15/06, effective 7/16/06.]
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