2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:477 — Definitions

§477.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, unless otherwise clearly indicated, these words and phrases have the following meanings:

(1)  "Community home" means a facility certified, licensed, or monitored by the Department of Health and Hospitals to provide resident services and supervision to six or fewer handicapped persons.  Such facility shall provide supervisory personnel in order to function as a single family unit but not to exceed two live-in persons.  

(2)  "Department" means the Department of Health and Hospitals.  

(3)(a)  "Handicapped person" means any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the following major life activities:

(i)  Self-care.  

(ii)  Receptive or expressive language.  

(iii)  Learning.  

(iv)  Mobility.  

(v)  Self-direction.  

(vi)  Capacity for independent living.  

(vii)  Economic self-sufficiency.  

(b)  This definition shall not include persons handicapped by reason of current drug abuse or alcohol abuse, nor shall it apply to handicapped persons currently under sentence or on parole from any criminal violation or who have been found not guilty of a criminal charge by reason of insanity.  

Added by Acts 1981, No. 892, §1, eff. Aug. 2, 1981; Acts 1992, No. 334, §1, eff. June 17, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 774, §1, eff. July 7, 1992.  

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