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4655.0100 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


"Ambulatory" shall mean a patient or resident who is physically and mentally capable of getting in or out of bed and walking a normal path to safety, including the ascent and descent of stairs in a reasonable period of time without the aid of another person.

Subp. 2.


The term "department" shall mean the Minnesota Department of Health.

Subp. 3.

Boarding care home.

A "boarding care home" shall mean a licensed facility or unit used to provide care for aged or infirm persons who require only personal or custodial care and related services in accordance with these regulations. A boarding care home license is required if the persons need or receive personal or custodial care only. Nursing services are not required. Examples of personal or custodial care: board, room, laundry, and personal services; supervision over medications which can be safely self-administered; plus a program of activities and supervision required by persons who are not capable of properly caring for themselves.

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, 21 SR 196]

Subp. 5.

Existing facility.

"Existing facility" shall mean a nursing home or a boarding care home licensed prior to the effective date of these rules. It shall also mean a nursing home or boarding care home or addition under construction or for which final working drawings and specifications have been approved not more than one year prior to the effective date of these rules.

Subp. 6.

Licensed nurse.

A "licensed nurse" shall mean a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.

Subp. 7.


The "licensee" is the person or governing body to whom the license is issued. The licensee is held responsible for compliance with the applicable rules herein.

Subp. 8.

[Repealed, 21 SR 196]

Subp. 9.

Nursing personnel.

The term "nursing personnel" shall include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, and orderlies.

Subp. 10.

[Repealed, 21 SR 196]

Subp. 11.


A "resident" is any individual cared for in a boarding care home.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.56; 144A.02 to 144A.08


21 SR 196

Published Electronically:

January 19, 2005

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