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(1) "ADL" means activities of daily living;
(2) "acute care hospital" means a facility that provides inpatient hospitalization for medical and surgical care of acute illness or injury;
(3) "agency-based program" means a program to provide personal care services to a recipient who is unable to, or who chooses not to, take responsibility for managing those services;
(4) "consumer-directed program" means a program to provide personal care services to a recipient who takes, or whose legal representative takes, responsibility for managing those services;
(5) "CPR" means cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
(6) "health care professional" means a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, an occupational therapist, or a clinical social worker;
(7) "IADL" means instrumental activities of daily living;
(8) "immediate family member of the recipient" means a relative of the recipient with a duty to support the recipient under state law;
(9) "legal representative" means a recipient's
(A) agent under a power of attorney;
(B) parent, if the recipient is a minor; or
(C) legal guardian
(10) "PCAT" means the department's Personal Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) 2005, adopted by reference in 7 AAC 43.751;
(11) "physician" means a person
(A) licensed under AS 08.64 to practice medicine or surgery; or
(B) practicing in a federally or tribally owned or leased health facility in this state as a physician;
(12) "service animal" means an animal trained to assist a physically or mentally challenged person, and certified by a school or training facility for service animals as having completed that training;
(13) "solicitation" means an attempt to encourage a recipient to acquire personal care services directly from a personal care assistant for gain or profit directly by the personal care assistant or the personal care assistant's employing agency.
History: Eff. 6/27/92, Register 122; readopt 8/7/96, Register 139; am 10/21/98, Register 148; am 10/1/2001, Register 159; am 1/1/2002, Register 160; am 6/19/2004, Register 170; am 4/1/2006, Register 177
Authority: AS 47.05.010
Editor's note: Effective 8/7/96, Register 139, the Department of Health and Social Services readopted 7 AAC 43.795 in its entirety, without change, under AS 47.05 and AS 47.07. Executive Order No. 72 transferred certain rate-setting authority to the department.
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