"Ambulatory" means the ability to walk independently and at least negotiate any barriers such as ramps, doors, stairs, corridors, etc., without assistance as may be necessary to get in and out of the facility.
The term "department" means the Minnesota Department of Health.
"Health and safety component" means those elements of a facility which influence all residents including, but not limited to, physical plant design, general sanitation, nutritional requirements, medication handling procedures and practices relating to health, such as provisions for health care arrangements, emergency medical care and physician's orders.
"Mobile" means the ability to move from place to place with the use of devices such as walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, wheeled platforms, etc.
"New construction" as used in parts 4665.0100 to 4665.5600 means the erection of new buildings or the alterations of or additions to existing buildings commenced on or after the effective date of parts 4665.0100 to 4665.5600.
"Nonambulatory" means the inability to walk independently.
"Nonmobile" means the inability to move independently from place to place.
"Physically disabled" encompasses those orthopedic, incoordinative, sight and hearing disabilities that result in the significant reduction of mobility, flexibility, coordination, or preceptiveness and that, singly or in combination, interfere with the individual's ability to live independently; that are not the result of the normal aging process that are considered to be chronic conditions.
"Resident" means an individual who receives service from a supervised living facility.
"Supervised living facility" means a facility in which there is provided supervision, lodging, meals and in accordance with provisions of rules of the Department of Human Services, counseling and developmental habilitative or rehabilitative services to five or more persons who are developmentally disabled, chemically dependent, adult mentally ill, or physically disabled.
MS s 144.56
L 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; L 2005 c 56 s 2
October 11, 2007
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes