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PDFWAC 388-829R-005

What definitions apply to this chapter?

The following definitions apply to this chapter:
"Adult protective services" or "APS" means the investigative body designated by the aging and long term care support administration (ALTSA) to investigate suspected cases of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect as defined in chapter 74.34 RCW.
"Authorization" means DDA approval of funding for a service as identified in the individual support plan or evidence of payment for a service.
"Client" means a person who has a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020(5) and who the administration has determined eligible to receive services under chapter 71A.16 RCW. When used in this section, "you" is interchangeable with client.
"DDA" or "the administration" means the developmental disabilities administration, an administration of the department of social and health services and its employees and authorized agents.
"DSHS" or "the department" means the state of Washington department of social and health services and its employees and authorized agents.
"Family" means relatives who live in the same home with the eligible client. Relatives include spouse or registered domestic partner, natural, adoptive, or stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, sibling, stepsibling, uncle, aunt, first cousin, niece, or nephew.
"Mandatory reporter" means any person working with vulnerable adults required to report suspected incidents of abandonment, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation under chapter 74.34 RCW.
"NA-R" means nursing assistant-registered under chapter 18.88A RCW.
"NA-C" means nursing assistant-certified under chapter 18.88A RCW.
"Overnight planned respite services" means services that are intended to provide short-term intermittent relief for persons who live with the DDA client as the primary care provider and are either a family member who is paid or unpaid or a nonfamily member who is not paid. These services also provide the opportunity for the client to receive support, care, and engagement in the community.
"Overnight planned respite services provider," "service provider" and "provider" means a provider that is contracted to provide overnight planned respite services.
"Registered nurse delegation" means the process by which a registered nurse transfers the performance of selected nursing tasks to a NA-R or NA-C in selected situations as set forth in chapter 18.79 RCW and WAC 246-840-910 through 246-840-970.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, and 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4. WSR 16-17-003, ยง 388-829R-005, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]
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