Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
"Association" means the joint underwriting association established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 48.87
"Board" means the governing board of the association.
"Licensee" means any person or birth center facility licensed to provide midwifery services pursuant to chapters 18.46
, 18.50, and 18.79
"Market assistance plan" or "MAP" means the voluntary consumer assistance plan established pursuant to the provisions of RCW 48.22.050
"Member insurer" means any insurer that on or after July 25, 1993, possesses a certificate of authority to write medical malpractice, general casualty insurance, or both, within this state.
"Midwifery and birth center insurance" means insurance coverage against the legal liability of the insured and against loss, damage, or expense incident to a claim arising out of the death or injury of any person as a result of negligence or malpractice in rendering professional service by any licensee.
"Service company" means any insurance company or person designated by the association to act on behalf of the association under chapters 48.87
RCW and 284-87
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 10-15-014 (Matter No. R 2010-02), § 284-87-020, filed 7/8/10, effective 8/8/10; WSR 94-02-053 (Order R 93-18), § 284-87-020, filed 12/30/93, effective 1/30/94.]