PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
PERSONAL CARE FOR THE SEVERELY PHYSICALLY DISABLED
In this chapter:
I. "Department" shall mean the department of health and human services.
II. "Personal care attendant" shall mean a qualified non-family member whether or not that person is a professional or paraprofessional and who, in accordance with a plan of care prescribed by a physician and developed in conjunction with and reviewed by a registered nurse, assists severely physically disabled persons to maintain themselves in their homes and gain greater control over their own lives by providing medically oriented long-term maintenance and supportive care.
III. "Severely physically disabled person" shall mean an adult individual over the age of 18 who has been approved to participate in an independent living program and who requires a minimum of 2 hours of medically necessary personal care per day in order to maintain himself or herself in a noninstitutional setting. Such care may include assistance in the following areas: basic personal care and grooming, assistance with bladder and bowel care, assistance with medications, assistance with nutrition including meal preparation and essential household services.
Source. 1979, 275:1. 1983, 291:1. 1991, 32:1. 1995, 310:28, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. 2016, 306:1, eff. Aug. 20, 2016.