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PDFWAC 388-826-0005

What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Child" means a person who is eligible for developmental disabilities administration (DDA) services under chapter 388-825 WAC, under eighteen, and in the custody of a parent by blood, adoption, or legal guardianship.
"Child foster home" means a private home licensed to provide twenty-four hour care to children.
"Client" means a person eligible for DDA services under chapter 388-825 WAC.
"Client responsibility" means the total amount of a client's participation and room and board.
"Community inclusion activities" means person-centered, age appropriate, participation in activities in a client's local community.
"Custody" means protective care or guardianship of someone; parental responsibility, especially as allocated to one of two divorcing parents.
"DDA" means the developmental disabilities administration within the department of social and health services.
"Department" means the department of social and health services of the state of Washington.
"Family" means one or more of the following relatives: Spouse or registered domestic partner, natural, adoptive or step parent; grandparent; child; stepchild; sibling; stepsibling; uncle; aunt; first cousin; niece; or nephew.
"Group care facility" means an agency, other than a foster-family home, which is maintained and operated for the care of a group of children on a twenty-four hour basis.
"Guardian ad litem (GAL)" means a court-appointed neutral investigator whose job is to make a recommendation to the court if the proposed guardian is fit to serve and whether the client is legally incapacitated.
"Judicial determination" means a court process to determine whether out-of-home placement is in the best interest of a child.
"Legal guardian" means a person's legal guardian appointed through formal proceedings in accordance with state law.
"Legal status of the child" means that the child is in legal custody of a biological or adoptive parent or legal and custodial guardian.
"Out-of-home placement" means a home other than the child's regular home, such as a state-operated living alternative or a facility licensed by the division of licensed resources (DLR) where the child has been placed.
"Parent" means a biological or adoptive parent who has legal responsibility for and physical custody of the child.
"Participation" has the same meaning as is under WAC 182-513-1100.
"Personal needs allowance (PNA)" means an amount set aside from a client's income under WAC 182-513-1105.
"Person-centered service plan (PCSP)" means a document that identifies the client's goals and assessed health and welfare needs. The person-centered service plan also indicates the paid services and natural supports that will assist the client to achieve their goals and address their assessed needs.
"Registered nurse delegator" means a licensed registered nurse who delegates specific nursing care tasks to a qualified nursing assistant or home care aide, and supports clients in a community-based care setting or in-home care setting under RCW 18.79.260.
"Residential habilitation services" means instruction and support services under WAC 388-845-1500.
"Respite care" means short-term, intermittent care to relieve a primary caregiver.
"Room and board" has the same meaning as is under WAC 182-513-1100.
"Shared parenting" means a collaboration between the parent or legal guardian and licensed provider or state-operated living alternative (SOLA) to share in meeting the support needs of the client receiving voluntary placement services.
"Shared parenting plan" means a written plan for sharing responsibilities among the parent, a licensed provider or SOLA and the department, outlining the shared responsibilities for care of a child.
"Significant change assessment" means an assessment triggered by an unexpected, documented change in a client's condition, activities of daily living, mood and behaviors, or psychological or medical conditions which affect the level of care needed for the client.
"SOLA" means state-operated living alternative.
"Staffed residential home" means a licensed facility that provides twenty-four hour care to six or fewer children who require more supervision than can be provided in a foster home.
"Supplemental security income (SSI)" means a needs-based assistance program administered by the federal Social Security Administration for blind, disabled, and aged individuals.
"Voluntary placement agreement" means a written agreement between the department and a child's parent, custodian, or legal guardian authorizing the department to place the child in a licensed facility or SOLA.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 74.13.350. WSR 18-23-004, § 388-826-0005, filed 11/7/18, effective 12/8/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.350. WSR 02-22-057, § 388-826-0005, filed 10/31/02, effective 12/1/02.]
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