Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 880
As used in this subpart, the term or terms:
(1) "Board" means the Board of Community Health established under
Chapter 5A of Title 31.
(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of community health
established under Chapter 5A of Title 31.
(3) "Local employer" means the county or independent board of
education, regional and county libraries, and the governing
authority of Georgia Military College.
(4) "Public school teacher," "teacher," and "employee" mean any
person employed not less than half time in a professionally
certificated capacity or position in the public school systems of
this state. "Public school teacher," "teacher," and "employee"
also mean librarians and other personnel employed by regional and
county libraries or the high school program of Georgia Military
College. "Public school teacher," "teacher," and "employee" also
mean any professionally certificated person who has acquired ten
years or more of creditable service and who is being paid
retirement benefits by the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia,
Chapter 3 of Title 47, or by any other public school teacher
retirement system in this state. "Public school teacher,"
"teacher," and "employee" shall not be deemed to include any
emergency or temporary employee. Notwithstanding this definition
or any other provision of this subpart, the board may, by
regulation, make available to employees who work 17 1/2 hours or
more per week such benefits as are required to be made available
to such employees by regulations of the United States Internal
Revenue Service or any other federal authority.
(5) "Qualified entity" means any person, association, corporation,
or other legal entity with which the board is authorized under
Article 1 of Chapter 18 of Title 45, relating to state employees'
health insurance, to enter into contract.