46.3901 Definitions.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.3901]

(a) "Abortion" means the termination of human pregnancy for purposes other than delivery of a viable fetus.

(b) "Hospital" means the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center.

(c) "Physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this Territory.

(d) "Viable fetus" means a fetus potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, even though artificial aid may be required.

(e) "First trimester of pregnancy" means the first 13 weeks of a pregnancy.

(f) "Second trimester of pregnancy" means that portion of a pregnancy following the thir-teenth week and preceding the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy.

(g) "Third trimester of pregnancy" means that portion of a pregnancy after the twenty-third week of pregnancy and includes the entire period after the fetus is or may be viable.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MPCC 13.080.