2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2Y-3 - Definitions relative to adult family care.
26:2Y-3 Definitions relative to adult family care.
3.As used in this act:
"Activities of daily living" or "ADL" means functions and tasks for self-care which are performed either independently or with supervision or assistance, which include, but are not limited to, mobility, transferring, walking, grooming, bathing, dressing and undressing, eating, and toileting.
"Adult family care" means a 24-hour per day living arrangement for persons who, because of age or physical disability, need assistance with activities of daily living, and for whom services designed to meet their individual needs are provided by licensed caregivers in approved adult family care homes.
"Adult family care caregiver" means a person licensed to provide care and services in the daily operation of an adult family care home, but does not include the owner or lessor of the building in which the adult family care home is situated unless the owner or lessor is also the provider of care and services in the adult family care home.
"Adult family care home" means a residence regulated by the department and housing no more than three clients, in which personal care and other supportive services are provided by an individual who has been licensed by the department as an adult family care caregiver. "Adult family care home" shall not include a rooming or boarding house used and operated under license of the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to P.L.1979, c.496 (C.55:13B-1 et seq.).
"Adult family care sponsor agency" means an entity licensed by the department to administer an adult family care program within a given area, which provides essential administrative and clerical support services to two or more caregivers, and which shall not be considered to be a health care facility as defined in section 2 of P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-2).
"Client" means an elder or person with physical disabilities enrolled in adult family care.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.
"Department" means the Department of Health.
"Elder" means a person sixty years of age or older.
L.2001, c.304, s.3; amended 2012, c.17, s.323.
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