As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Commission” means the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission.
(b) “Director” means the Director of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
(c) “Medically underserved designated shortage area” means any of the following:
(1) An area designated by the commission as a critical health workforce shortage area.
(2) A medically underserved area, as designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
(3) A critical workforce shortage area, as defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
(d) “Primary care physician” means a physician who has the responsibility for providing initial and primary care to patients, for maintaining the continuity of patient care, and for initiating referral for care by other specialists. A primary care physician shall be a board-certified or board-eligible general internist, general pediatrician, general obstetrician-gynecologist, or family physician.