42 USC 9412 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter:
(1) The term Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
(2) The term State includes (in addition to the fifty States) the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
(3) The term nonprofit, as applied to any entity, means an entity which is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures or may lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or person.