§5-16B-2. Definitions.

     As used in this article, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning:

     (a) "Agency" means the Children's Health Insurance Agency.

     (b) "Board" means the Children's Health Insurance Program Board.

     (c) "Director" means the Director of the Children's Health Insurance Agency.

     (d) "Essential community health service provider" means a health care provider that:

     (1) Has historically served medically needy or medically indigent patients and demonstrates a commitment to serve low-income and medically indigent populations which constitute a significant portion of its patient population or, in the case of a sole community provider, serves medically indigent patients within its medical capability; and

     (2) Either waives service fees or charges fees based on a sliding scale and does not restrict access or services because of a client's financial limitations. Essential community health service provider includes, but is not limited to, community mental health centers, school health clinics, primary care centers, pediatric health clinics or rural health clinics.

     (e) "Program" means the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program.