As used in this chapter:
(a) "Health benefits trust" means the California Association of Highway Patrolmen Health Benefits Trust, the Peace Officers Research Association of California Health Benefits Trust, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Health Benefits Trust, or a self-funded plan administered by the board under this part.
(b) "Participant" means an employee, annuitant, or family member who is a member of a health benefits trust and who is injured by, or due to the actions or inactions of, a third person, and includes any other person to whom a claim accrues by reason of the injury or death of the employee, annuitant, or family member.
(c) "Third party" means any tortfeasor or alleged tortfeasor against whom the participant asserts a claim for injury or death.
(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 69, Sec. 22.)