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[Issued 09-01-19]
   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.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.