Defined Health Care Providers
Definition of Health Care Provider
The phrase “health care provider” defined at K.S.A. 40-3401(f) includes the following:
- Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy who are licensed or hold a temporary permit issued by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts,
- Persons engaged in a postgraduate training program which is approved by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts,
- Physician Assistants,
- Dentists who have been certified by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to administer anesthetics,
- Nurse Anesthetists,
- Nurse Midwives,
- Medical Care Facilities (special hospitals, general hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and recuperation centers),
- Health Care Facilities (nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential health care facilities),
- Mental Health Clinics or Centers,
- Psychiatric Hospitals (selected facilities only),
- Kansas Professional Corporations or Partnerships created by defined health care providers,
- Kansas Limited Liability Companies organized for the purpose of rendering professional services by its members who are defined health care providers,
- Kansas not-for-profit corporations organized for the purpose of rendering professional services by persons who are defined health care providers, and
- A nonprofit corporation organized to administer the graduate medical education programs of community hospitals or medical care facilities affiliated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Please refer to subsection (f) of K.S.A. 40-3401 for the legal definition of the phrase “health care provider”.
The Fund provides professional liability coverage for defined health care providers only. Some primary insurance carriers may offer an additional coverage limit for the health care provider’s allied health professional employees who are not defined as health care providers in K.S.A. 40-3401.