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Definitions.

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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Account" means the long-term services and supports trust account created in RCW 50B.04.100.
(2) "Approved service" means long-term services and supports including, but not limited to:
(a) Adult day services;
(b) Care transition coordination;
(c) Memory care;
(d) Adaptive equipment and technology;
(e) Environmental modification;
(f) Personal emergency response system;
(g) Home safety evaluation;
(h) Respite for family caregivers;
(i) Home delivered meals;
(j) Transportation;
(k) Dementia supports;
(l) Education and consultation;
(m) Eligible relative care;
(n) Professional services;
(o) Services that assist paid and unpaid family members caring for eligible individuals, including training for individuals providing care who are not otherwise employed as long-term care workers under RCW 74.39A.074;
(p) In-home personal care;
(q) Assisted living services;
(r) Adult family home services; and
(s) Nursing home services.
(3) "Benefit unit" means up to one hundred dollars paid by the department of social and health services to a long-term services and supports provider as reimbursement for approved services provided to an eligible beneficiary on a specific date. The benefit unit must be adjusted annually at a rate no greater than the Washington state consumer price index, as determined solely by the council. Any changes adopted by the council shall be subject to revision by the legislature.
(4) "Commission" means the long-term services and supports trust commission established in RCW 50B.04.030.
(5) "Council" means the long-term services and supports trust council established in RCW 50B.04.040.
(6) "Eligible beneficiary" means a qualified individual who is age eighteen or older, residing in the state of Washington, was not disabled before the age of eighteen, has been determined to meet the minimum level of assistance with activities of daily living necessary to receive benefits through the trust program, as established in this chapter, and who has not exhausted the lifetime limit of benefit units.
(7) "Employee" has the meaning provided in RCW 50A.05.010.
(8) "Employer" has the meaning provided in RCW 50A.05.010.
(9) "Employment" has the meaning provided in RCW 50A.05.010.
(10) "Long-term services and supports provider" means an entity that meets the qualifications applicable in law to the approved service they provide, including a qualified or certified home care aide, licensed assisted living facility, licensed adult family home, licensed nursing home, licensed in-home services agency, adult day services program, vendor, instructor, qualified family member, or other entities as registered by the department of social and health services.
(11) "Premium" or "premiums" means the payments required by RCW 50B.04.080 and paid to the employment security department for deposit in the account created in RCW 50B.04.100.
(12) "Program" means the long-term services and supports trust program established in this chapter.
(13) "Qualified family member" means a relative of an eligible beneficiary qualified to meet requirements established in state law for the approved service they provide that would be required of any other long-term services and supports provider to receive payments from the state.
(14) "Qualified individual" means an individual who meets the duration of payment requirements, as established in this chapter.
(15) "State actuary" means the office of the state actuary created in RCW 44.44.010.
(16) "Wage or wages" means all remuneration paid by an employer to an employee. Remuneration has the meaning provided in RCW 50A.05.010. All wages are subject to a premium assessment and not limited by the commissioner of the employment security department, as provided under RCW 50A.10.030(4).
(17) "Exempt employee" means a person who has been granted a premium assessment exemption by the employment security department.

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