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HEALTHCARE CENTER OR FACILITY: Either a fixed and/or a mobile establishment with an organized staff of healthcare professionals, with facilities that are equipped and operated primarily for the purpose of performing the following, but not limited to: radiology, oncology, surgical, imaging, cardiac, and cardiopulmonary procedures, including, but not limited to, physician services, and healthcare professionals or nursing services available whenever a patient is in the facility, which provides services or other accommodations for patients for treatment, diagnosis, or recovery for a period of not to exceed twenty three (23) hours. This definition does not include and shall not apply to any existing center or facility of the type that are described above that exist in the City of Poteau as of January 7, 2019. Further, this definition does not include and does not apply to the re-modeling or expansion of any center or facility of the type that are described above that exist in the City of Poteau as of January 7, 2019 and shall not include and does not apply to the relocation of such an existing center or facility or to the purchase or sale of such an existing center or facility. This definition does not include establishments that are organized or operated primarily for the purpose of dental care or optometric care.
HOSPITAL: Any institution, place, building or agency, public or private whether organized for profit or not, devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities of the diagnosis, treatment for care of patients admitted for overnight stay or longer in order to obtain medical care, surgical care, obstetrical care, or nursing care for illness, disease, injury, infirmity, or deformity.
NONCITY: Said hospital or healthcare center or facility is not owned and/or operated by the City of Poteau or LeFlore County or that the hospital or healthcare center or facility is not a public trust with the City of Poteau or LeFlore County as beneficiary. (Ord. 764, 1-7-2019; amd. Ord. 766, 4-1-2019)