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(1) "Adult residential care" means a residential habilitation option for consumers residing in an adult foster home, a residential hospice, or an assisted living facility.

(2) "Case management" means a service that provides the planning for, arranging for, implementation of, and monitoring of the delivery of services available through the program to a consumer.

(3) "Community supports" means services that are inclusive of personal assistant services (Attendant PAS and Socialization/Supervision PAS), homemaker, chore, transportation, and respite type services.

(4) "Community transitions services" means nonrecurring set-up expenses for individuals who are transitioning from an institutional or other provider-operated living arrangement to a living arrangement in a private residence where the person is directly responsible for his or her own living expenses.

(5) "Consultative clinical and therapeutic services" means services that assist unpaid and/or paid caregivers in carrying out individual service plans and are necessary to improve the individual's independence and inclusion in the community.

(6) "Consumer-directed goods and services" means services, supports, supplies, or goods not otherwise provided through this waiver or the Medicaid state plan.

(7) "Family training and support" means a service that provides training to families and others who work or play with a child with a disability.

(8) "Financial management services" means services provided by an individual called a financial manager who provides finance, employer, payroll, and related functions for the consumer or personal representative.

(9) "Habilitation" means the provision of intervention services designed for assisting a consumer to acquire, retain, and improve the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully at home and in the community.

(10) "Health and wellness" means services that assist consumers in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills to reside successfully in the community.

(11) "Homemaker chore" means services provided for individuals who are unable to manage their own home or when the consumer, normally responsible for homemaking, is absent.

(12) "Independence advisor services" means services that provide an array of consumer-directed support activities to ensure the ability of consumers to direct their care successfully.

(13) "Nonmedical transportation" means the provision to a consumer of transportation through common carrier or private vehicle for access to social or other nonmedical activities.

(14) "Pain and symptom management" means a service that allows the provision of traditional and nontraditional methods of pain management.

(15) "Participant direction" means an option available to individuals who elect to direct their own care and that participants, or their representatives, have decision-making authority over certain services and take direct responsibility to manage their services with the assistance of a system of available support.

(16) "Personal assistant services" (PAS) is defined at 53-6-145, MCA and includes attendant PAS and socialization/supervision PAS.

(17) "Post-acute rehabilitation services" means the provision of therapeutic intervention to a consumer with a brain injury or other related disability in a residential or nonresidential setting.

(18) "Respite care" means the provision of supportive care to a consumer to relieve those unpaid persons normally caring for the consumer from that responsibility.

(19) "Senior companion" means services directed at providing companionship and assistance.

(20) "Serious occurrence" means a significant event which affects the health, welfare, and safety of an individual served in home and community-based services. The department has established a system of reporting and monitoring serious incidents that involve consumers served by the program in order to identify, manage, and mitigate overall risk to the individual.

(21) "Service plans" means a written plan of supports and interventions based on an assessment of the status and needs of a consumer.

(22) "Specialized child care for medically fragile children" means the provision of day care, respite care, and other direct and supportive care to a consumer under 18 years of age who is medically fragile and who, due to medical and other needs, cannot be served through traditional child care settings.

(23) "Specially trained attendant care" means an option under personal assistance that is the provision of supportive services to a consumer residing in their own residence.

(24) "Supported living" means the provision of supportive services to a recipient residing in an individual residence or in a group living situation. It is a comprehensive service designed to support a person with brain injury or other severe disability.


History: 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-113, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 1722, Eff. 8/26/11.

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