Maine Revised Statutes

§13002. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1997, c. 610, §3 (NEW).]

1. Client.  "Client" means a person who receives services from a provider.
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2. Emergency.  "Emergency" means a situation, physical condition, financial condition or one or more practices, methods or operations that present imminent danger of death or serious physical or mental harm to individuals served or funded by the department, including, but not limited to, imminent or actual abandonment of a facility or service.
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3. Facility.  "Facility" means any residential facility funded in whole or in part by the department but does not include hospitals licensed pursuant to Title 22, chapter 405.
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4. Habitual violation.  "Habitual violation" means a violation of state or federal law that, due to its repetition, presents a reasonable likelihood of serious physical or mental harm to residents.
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5. Licensee.  "Licensee" means any person or any other legal entity, other than a receiver appointed under section 13003, who is licensed or required to be licensed to operate a facility or to provide services.
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6. Owner.  "Owner" means the holder of the title to the real estate in which the facility is maintained.
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7. Provider.  "Provider" means a business entity or subdivision of a business entity, whether public or private, proprietary or nonprofit, engaged in providing services licensed or funded, in whole or in part, by the department but does not include a hospital licensed pursuant to Title 22, chapter 405.
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8. Resident.  "Resident" means any person who lives in and receives services or care in a facility.
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9. Substantial violation.  "Substantial violation" means a violation of state or federal law that presents a reasonable likelihood of serious physical or mental harm to residents.
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10. Transfer trauma.  "Transfer trauma" means the combination of medical and psychological reactions to abrupt physical transfer that may increase the risk of grave illness or death.
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SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 610, §3 (NEW).

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