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  192.2005.  Definitions. — As used in sections 192.2000 to 192.2020 and 192.2200 to 192.2260, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Area agency on aging", the agency designated by the department in a planning and service area to develop and administer a plan and administer available funds for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for the elderly and persons with disabilities who require similar services;

  (2)  "Area agency board", the local policy-making board which directs the actions of the area agency on aging under state and federal laws and regulations;

  (3)  "Department", the department of health and senior services;

  (4)  "Director", the director of the department of health and senior services;

  (5)  "Elderly" or "elderly persons", persons who are sixty years of age or older;

  (6)  "Disability", a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the impairment is congenital or acquired by accident, injury or disease, where such impairment is verified by medical findings;

  (7)  "Local government", a political subdivision of the state whose authority is general or a combination of units of general purpose local governments;

  (8)  "Major life activities", functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working;

  (9)  "Medicaid", medical assistance provided under section 208.151, et seq., in compliance with Title XIX, Public Law 89-97, 1965 amendments to the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Section 301, et seq.), as amended;

  (10)  "Protective services", a service provided by the department of health and senior services in response to the need for protection from harm or neglect to eligible adults under sections 192.2400 to 192.2470;

  (11)  "Registered caregiver", a person who provides primary long-term care for an elderly person and wishes to receive information, services or support from the shared care program;

  (12)  "Shared care", a program administered by the department of health and senior services in which Missouri families who provide primary long-term care for an elderly person and register as a shared care member with the department shall receive access to certain supportive services and may receive a state tax credit;

  (13)  "Shared care community project", a project in a community that offers to help support shared care participation through development of programs;

  (14)  "Shared care member", a registered caregiver or shared care provider who registers with the department in order to participate in the shared care program;

  (15)  "Shared care provider", any state authorized long-term care provider in the state, including, but not limited to, in-home, home health, hospice, adult day care, residential care facility or assisted living facility, or nursing home, who voluntarily registers with the department to be available as a resource for the shared care program;

  (16)  "Shared care tax credit", a tax credit to registered caregivers who meet the requirements of section 192.2015.


(L. 1984 H.B. 1131 § 1, A.L. 1987 S.B. 277, A.L. 1999 H.B. 316, et al., A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision § 192.1002)

Transferred 2014; formerly 660.053

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