10A ncac 06S .0102 DEFINITIONS

(a) Adult day health services is the provision of an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting an adult's personal independence, and promoting his social, physical, and emotional well-being. Services must include health care services as defined in Rule .0403(a) of this Subchapter and a variety of program activities designed to meet the individual needs and interests of the participants, and referral to and assistance in using appropriate community resources. Also included are food and food services to provide a nutritional meal and snacks as appropriate to the program. Transportation to and from the service facility is an optional service that may be provided by the day health program.

(b) The community group setting is:

(1) a day health center, which is a program operated in a structure other than a single family dwelling; or

(2) a day health home, which is a program operated in a single family dwelling limited to 16 adults; or

(3) a day health program in a multi-use facility, which is a day health center established in a building which is used at the same time for other activities; or

(4) a combination program, which is a program offering both adult day care and adult day health services.

(c) In addition to Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Rule, the definitions of terms set forth in 10A NCAC 06R .0200 shall apply.


History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-6; 143B-153;

Eff. September 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2007; August 1, 2002.