The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them in this section.
"Annual" and "annually" have the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 2b.
"Case manager" means the individual designated to provide waiver case management services, care coordination, or long-term care consultation, as specified in sections 256B.0913, 256B.0915, 256B.092, and 256B.49, or successor provisions.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Human Services or the commissioner's designated representative.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
"Direct contact" has the meaning given in section 245C.02, subdivision 11, and is used interchangeably with the term "direct service."
"Emergency" means any event that affects the ordinary daily operation of the program including, but not limited to, fires, severe weather, natural disasters, power failures, or other events that threaten the immediate health and safety of a person receiving services and that require calling 911, emergency evacuation, moving to an emergency shelter, or temporary closure or relocation of the program to another facility or service site.
"Health services" means any service or treatment consistent with the physical and mental health needs of the person, such as medication administration and monitoring, medical, dental, nutritional, health monitoring, wellness education, and exercise.
"Home and community-based services" means the services subject to the provisions of this chapter and defined in the federal waiver plans governed by United States Code, title 42, sections 1396 et seq., or the state's alternative care program according to section 256B.0913, including the brain injury (BI) waiver, the community alternative care (CAC) waiver, the community alternatives for disabled individuals (CADI) waiver, the developmental disability (DD) waiver, the elderly waiver (EW), and the alternative care (AC) program.
"Incident" means an occurrence that affects the ordinary provision of services to a person and includes any of the following:
(1) serious injury as determined by section 245.91, subdivision 6;
(2) a person's death;
(3) any medical emergency, unexpected serious illness, or significant unexpected change in an illness or medical condition, or the mental health status of a person that requires calling 911 or a mental health crisis intervention team, physician treatment, or hospitalization;
(4) a person's unauthorized or unexplained absence from a program;
(5) physical aggression by a person receiving services against another person receiving services that causes physical pain, injury, or persistent emotional distress, including, but not limited to, hitting, slapping, kicking, scratching, pinching, biting, pushing, and spitting;
(6) any sexual activity between persons receiving services involving force or coercion as defined under section 609.341, subdivisions 3 and 14; or
"Legal representative" means the parent of a person who is under 18 years of age, a court-appointed guardian, or other representative with legal authority to make decisions about services for a person.
"Licensed health professional" means a person licensed in Minnesota to practice those professions described in section 214.01, subdivision 2.
"License holder" has the meaning given in section 245A.02, subdivision 9.
"Medication" means a prescription drug or over-the-counter drug. For purposes of this chapter, "medication" includes dietary supplements.
"Medication administration" means performing the following set of tasks to ensure a person takes both prescription and over-the-counter medications and treatments according to orders issued by appropriately licensed professionals, and includes the following:
(1) checking the person's medication record;
(2) preparing the medication for administration;
(3) administering the medication to the person;
(4) documenting the administration of the medication or the reason for not administering the medication; and
(5) reporting to the prescriber or a nurse any concerns about the medication, including side effects, adverse reactions, effectiveness, or the person's refusal to take the medication or the person's self-administration of the medication.
"Medication assistance" means providing verbal or visual reminders to take regularly scheduled medication, which includes either of the following:
(1) bringing to the person and opening a container of previously set up medications and emptying the container into the person's hand or opening and giving the medications in the original container to the person, or bringing to the person liquids or food to accompany the medication; or
(2) providing verbal or visual reminders to perform regularly scheduled treatments and exercises.
"Medication management" means the provision of any of the following:
(1) medication-related services to a person;
(2) medication setup;
(3) medication administration;
(4) medication storage and security;
(5) medication documentation and charting;
(6) verification and monitoring of effectiveness of systems to ensure safe medication handling and administration;
(7) coordination of medication refills;
(8) handling changes to prescriptions and implementation of those changes;
(9) communicating with the pharmacy; or
(10) coordination and communication with prescriber.
For the purposes of this chapter, medication management does not mean "medication therapy management services" as identified in section 256B.0625, subdivision 13h.
"Mental health crisis intervention team" means mental health crisis response providers as identified in section 256B.0624, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), for adults, and in section 256B.0944, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), for children.
"Over-the-counter drug" means a drug that is not required by federal law to bear the statement "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription."
"Person with a disability" means a person determined to have a disability by the commissioner's state medical review team as identified in section 256B.055, subdivision 7, the Social Security Administration, or the person is determined to have a developmental disability as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 9525.0016, subpart 2, item B, or a related condition as defined in section 252.27, subdivision 1a.
"Prescriber" means a licensed practitioner as defined in section 151.01, subdivision 23, who is authorized under section 151.37 to prescribe drugs. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "prescriber" is used interchangeably with "physician."
"Prescription drug" has the meaning given in section 151.01, subdivision 17.
"Program" means either the nonresidential or residential program as defined in section 245A.02, subdivisions 10 and 14.
"Psychotropic medication" means any medication prescribed to treat the symptoms of mental illness that affect thought processes, mood, sleep, or behavior. The major classes of psychotropic medication are antipsychotic (neuroleptic), antidepressant, antianxiety, mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants, and stimulants and nonstimulants for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Other miscellaneous medications are considered to be a psychotropic medication when they are specifically prescribed to treat a mental illness or to control or alter behavior.
"Restraint" means physical or mechanical limiting of the free and normal movement of body or limbs.
"Seclusion" means separating a person from others in a way that prevents social contact and prevents the person from leaving the situation if he or she chooses.
"Service" means care, training, supervision, counseling, consultation, or medication assistance assigned to the license holder in the service plan.
"Service plan" means the individual service plan or individual care plan identified in sections 256B.0913, 256B.0915, 256B.092, and 256B.49, or successor provisions, and includes any support plans or service needs identified as a result of long-term care consultation, or a support team meeting that includes the participation of the person, the person's legal representative, and case manager, or assigned to a license holder through an authorized service agreement.
"Service site" means the location where the service is provided to the person, including, but not limited to, a facility licensed according to chapter 245A; a location where the license holder is the owner, lessor, or tenant; a person's own home; or a community-based location.
"Staff" means an employee who will have direct contact with a person served by the facility, agency, or program.
"Unit of government" means every city, county, town, school district, other political subdivisions of the state, and any agency of the state or the United States, and includes any instrumentality of a unit of government.
"Volunteer" means an individual who, under the direction of the license holder, provides direct services without pay to a person served by the license holder.
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