For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.01, and this part have the meanings given them.
"Child care" means those services or facilities that are appropriate to care for, supervise, or otherwise safely accommodate children.
"Culturally sensitive and competent services" means the ability to provide services that are receptive and sensitive to cultural differences as well as the awareness of behavior particular to a specific culture and the ability to carry out professional activities consistent with this awareness.
"Essential community provider" or "ECP" means an entity that has demonstrated the ability to integrate appropriate supportive and stabilizing services with medical services for uninsured persons, high risk and special needs populations, and underserved and other special needs populations.
"High risk and special needs populations" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 62Q.07, subdivision 2, paragraph (e).
"Linguistic services" means translation services and interpreter services that are appropriate to facilitate communication.
"Local government unit" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 62D.02, subdivision 11.
"Sliding fee schedule" means a schedule of fee reductions designed to provide assistance to low income clients based on federal poverty guidelines and family size.
"Transportation services" means those services that are appropriate to enable an ECP's clients to access health care from it.
MS s 62Q.19
21 SR 6
September 26, 1997