Maine Revised Statutes

§7942. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings. [1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW).]

1. Department.  "Department" means the Department of Health and Human Services.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
2. Directed plan of correction.  "Directed plan of correction" means a plan of correction issued by the department which directs a long-term care facility how to correct a deficiency or deficiencies of state licensing rules and when the correction must be made.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW) .]
3. Long-term care facility.  "Long-term care facility" means an assisted living program or residential care facility subject to licensure pursuant to chapters 1663 and 1664 and a nursing or intermediate care facility or unit subject to licensure pursuant to chapter 405.
[ 2003, c. 634, §7 (AMD) .]
4. Person.  "Person" means any natural person, partnership, association or corporation or other entity, including any county, local or governmental unit.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW) .]
5. Plan of correction.  "Plan of correction" means a document executed by a long-term care facility in response to a statement of deficiencies issued by the department. A plan of correction shall describe with specificity how and when deficiencies of state licensing rules will be corrected.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW) .]
6. Resident.  "Resident" means any person who lives in and receives services or care in a long-term care facility.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW) .]
7. State licensing rules.  "State licensing rules" refers to the department's rules governing the licensing and functioning of nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities and assisted living programs or residential care facilities.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §47 (AMD) .]
8. Statement of deficiencies.  "Statement of deficiencies" means a document issued by the department which describes a long-term care facility's deficiencies in complying with state licensing rules.
[ 1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 774, §4 (NEW). 1993, c. 661, §21 (AMD). 1999, c. 99, §2 (AMD). 1999, c. 384, §§17,18 (AMD). 2001, c. 596, §B16 (AMD). 2001, c. 596, §B25 (AFF). 2003, c. 634, §§7,8 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §47 (AMD).