The following definitions apply to this chapter:
"Administrator" means the person responsible for daily management and operation of the overnight planned respite services site. The administrator may also be the owner.
"Authorization" means DDA approval of funding for a service as identified in the person-centered service 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 DDA has determined eligible to receive services under chapter 71A.16
RCW. When used in this section, "you" is interchangeable with client.
"DDA" means the developmental disabilities administration, an administration of the department of social and health services and its employees and authorized agents.
"Direct support professional" means a person who interacts directly with a client during an overnight planned respite stay to provide services outlined in the client's overnight planned respite services individualized agreement.
"DSHS" or "the department" means the state of Washington department of social and health services and its employees and authorized agents.
"Family" means one or more of the following relatives: 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
"Nurse delegation" means the process by which a registered nurse transfers the performance of select nursing tasks to a nursing assistant-registered or nursing assistant-certified in select situations as set forth in chapter 18.79
RCW and WAC 246-840-910
"Overnight planned respite services" means services that are intended to provide short-term intermittent relief for a person who lives with and acts as a DDA client's primary caregiver.
"Overnight planned respite services provider" and "provider" means an agency that is contracted to provide overnight planned respite services.
"Owner" means the person who accepts or delegates responsibility for the management and operation of the overnight planned respite services site. The owner may also be the administrator.
"Primary caregiver" means the person who provides the client's care and supervision and lives with the client.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030
. WSR 20-08-033, § 388-829R-005, filed 3/24/20, effective 5/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030
, and 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4. WSR 16-17-003, § 388-829R-005, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]