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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.0060
400.0060 Definitions.When used in this part, unless the context clearly dictates otherwise, the term:
(1) “Administrative assessment” means a review of conditions in a long-term care facility which impact the rights, health, safety, and welfare of residents with the purpose of noting needed improvement and making recommendations to enhance the quality of life for residents.
(2) “Agency” means the Agency for Health Care Administration.
(3) “Department” means the Department of Elderly Affairs.
(4) “District” means a geographical area designated by the state ombudsman in which individuals certified as ombudsmen carry out the duties of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. A district may have one or more local councils.
(5) “Local council” means a local long-term care ombudsman council designated by the ombudsman pursuant to s. 400.0069. Local councils are also known as district long-term care ombudsman councils or district councils.
(6) “Long-term care facility” means a nursing home facility, assisted living facility, adult family-care home, board and care facility, or any other similar residential adult care facility.
(7) “Office” means the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program created by s. 400.0063.
(8) “Ombudsman” means an individual who has been certified by the state ombudsman as meeting the requirements of ss. 400.0069, 400.0070, and 400.0091.
(9) “Representative of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program” means the state ombudsman, an employee of the state or district office certified as an ombudsman, or an individual certified as an ombudsman serving on the state or a local council.
(10) “Resident” means an individual 18 years of age or older who resides in a long-term care facility.
(11) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Elderly Affairs.
(12) “State council” means the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council created by s. 400.0067.
(13) “State ombudsman” means the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who is the individual appointed by the Secretary of Elderly Affairs to head the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
(14) “State ombudsman program” means the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program operating under the direction of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
History.ss. 1, 30, ch. 93-177; s. 4, ch. 95-210; s. 1, ch. 2006-121; s. 1, ch. 2015-31.