Maine Revised Statutes

§7852. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF).]

1. Activities of daily living.  "Activities of daily living" means tasks routinely performed by a person to maintain bodily functions, including bed mobility, transfers, locomotion, dressing, eating, toileting, bathing and personal hygiene.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
2. Assisted housing program.  "Assisted housing program" means an independent housing with services program, an assisted living program or a program of housing and services provided by a residential care facility.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
3. Assisted housing services.  "Assisted housing services" means the provision by an assisted housing program of housing, assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, personal supervision, protection from environmental hazards, meals, diet care, care management and diversional or motivational activities.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
4. Assisted living program.  "Assisted living program" means a program of assisted living services provided to residents in private apartments in buildings that include a common dining area, either directly by the provider or indirectly through contracts with persons, entities or agencies.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
5. Assisted living services.  "Assisted living services" means the provision by an assisted housing program, either directly by the provider or indirectly through contracts with persons, entities or agencies, of assisted housing services, assisted housing services with the addition of medication administration or assisted housing services with the addition of medication administration and nursing services.
[ 2003, c. 688, Pt. C, §12 (AMD) .]
6. Independent housing with services program.  "Independent housing with services program" means a program of assisted housing services provided to residents in private apartments in buildings that include a common dining area, either directly by the provider or indirectly through contracts with persons, entities or agencies.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
7. Instrumental activities of daily living.  "Instrumental activities of daily living" includes, but is not limited to, preparing or receiving of a main meal, taking medication, using the telephone, handling finances, banking, shopping, routine housework, laundry and getting to appointments.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
8. Life Safety Code.  "Life Safety Code" means the current edition of the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
9. Long-term care facility.  "Long-term care facility" means any assisted housing program licensed pursuant to chapter 1663 or this chapter and any nursing facility or unit licensed pursuant to chapter 405.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
10. Mobile nonambulatory.  "Mobile nonambulatory," as applied to a resident of a residential care facility with 6 or fewer beds, means being able to transfer independently and able to evacuate a facility in less than 2 1/2 minutes with the assistance of another person throughout the evacuation procedure.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
11. Nursing services.  "Nursing services" means services provided by professional nurses defined in Title 32, section 2102, subsection 2. "Nursing services" includes coordination and oversight of resident care services provided by unlicensed health care assistive personnel in assisted living programs.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
12. Private apartment.  "Private apartment" means a private dwelling unit with an individual bedroom, an individual bathroom and an individual food preparation area.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
13. Resident.  "Resident" means any person 18 years of age or older who is not related by blood or marriage to the owner or person in charge of the facility or building in which the resident lives and who receives assisted housing services.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
14. Residential care facility.  "Residential care facility" means a house or other place that, for consideration, is maintained wholly or partly for the purpose of providing residents with assisted living services. Residential care facilities provide housing and services to residents in private or semi-private bedrooms in buildings with common living areas and dining areas. "Residential care facility" does not include a licensed nursing home or a supported living arrangement certified by the department.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 596, §A1 (NEW). 2001, c. 596, §B25 (AFF). 2003, c. 688, §C12 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).