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    Subdivision 1. Long-term care facility. "Long-term care facility" means a nursing home
licensed under sections 144A.02 to 144A.10; a boarding care home licensed under sections
144.50 to 144.56; or a licensed or registered residential setting that provides or arranges for
the provision of home care services.
    Subd. 2. Acute care facility. "Acute care facility" means a facility licensed as a hospital
under sections 144.50 to 144.56.
    Subd. 3. Client. "Client" means an individual who requests, or on whose behalf a request is
made for, ombudsman services and is (a) a resident of a long-term care facility or (b) a Medicare
beneficiary who requests assistance relating to access, discharge, or denial of inpatient or
outpatient services, or (c) an individual reserving, receiving, or requesting a home care service.
    Subd. 4. Area agency on aging. "Area agency on aging" means an agency responsible for
coordinating a comprehensive aging services system within a planning and service area that has
been designated an area agency on aging by the Minnesota Board on Aging.
    Subd. 5. Office. "Office" means the office of ombudsman established within the Minnesota
Board on Aging or local ombudsman programs that the Board on Aging designates.
    Subd. 6. Home care service. "Home care service" means health, social, or supportive
services provided to an individual for a fee in the individual's residence and in the community to
promote, maintain, or restore health, or maximize the individual's level of independence, while
minimizing the effects of disability and illness.
History: 1987 c 403 art 2 s 67; 1989 c 282 art 2 s 116-118; 2007 c 147 art 6 s 10,11

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