§ 16-62.1-2. Definitions.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(1) "Authority" means the governmental agency and public instrumentality authorized, created and established pursuant to § 16-62-4.
(2) "Eligible registered nurse" means an individual who holds a valid Rhode Island license to practice as a professional registered nurse and who works as a registered nurse in this state and can document that they work at least half time (average of twenty (20) hours per week).
(3) "Loan" means a federal Stafford (FFELP) loan made by the authority or one of its participating lenders, issued after July 1, 2000 and not in default.
(4) "Eligible employment" shall mean employment as a registered nurse responsible for patient care at any Rhode Island licensed health care facility, including, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes and home nursing care providers.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 332, § 1.)