New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules
He - Department of Health and Human Services
Subtitle He-P - Former Division of Public Health Services
Section He-P 820.03 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NH Admin Rules He-P 820.03

Current through Register No. 12, March 21, 2024

(a) "Administrative remedy" means a corrective action imposed upon a registrant in response to non-compliance with RSA 151 or He-P 820.

(b) "Applicant" means an individual who is seeking a "registration certificate" in order to operate as a registered individual home care service provider under RSA 151.

(c) "Client" means any person receiving services from an individual who is registered in accordance with RSA 151 and He-P 820.

(d) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of health and human services or his or her designee.

(e) "Days" means calendar days unless otherwise specified in the rule.

(f) "Department" means the New Hampshire department of health and human services.

(g) "Homemaker" means an individual whose scope of services is limited to providing homemaker services as reflected on the registration certificate.

(h) "Homemaker services" means non-medical services that are of a supportive nature that do not require hands-on contact with a client other than to maintain the client's safety. Such services include, but are not limited to, laundry, housecleaning, cooking, transporting to and from medical or other appointments, shopping, and companion services.

(i) "Individual home care service provider (IHCSP) " means "individual homecare service provider" as defined in RSA 151:2-b, V, namely "any individual not employed by a home health care provider licensed under RSA 151:2, I(b) who solicits and provides personal care services or homemaker services for compensation to clients in their places of residence; provided that the client is not a family member." This term includes a registered individual home care service provider under RSA 151:2, V.

(j) "Investigation" means the process used by the department to respond to allegations of non-compliance with RSA 151 and He-P 820.

(k) "Personal care services" means non-medical, hands-on services provided to a client, including, but not limited to, helping with activities of daily living such as grooming, toileting, eating, dressing, bathing, getting into or out of a bed or chair, walking, or reminding the client to take medications.

(l) "Registration" means the mandatory requirement established by RSA 151:9-a, XII, that an individual shall give notice to the department that he or she plans to solicit and provide personal care services or homemaker services for compensation. The "registration" is certified on a document called a "registration certificate" that authorizes the individual to provide these services for compensation.

(m) "Registration certificate" means the document issued by the department to an applicant or registrant that includes the name of the registrant and his or her physical address, the effective date and the registration number, any waivers granted to the registrant, upon renewal of a registration the new effective date of the registration, and at the registrant's option, the registrant's business name.

(n) "Solicit" or "solicits" means to advertise with audio, video or print media, or by word of mouth as an individual home care service provider as defined in RSA 151:2-b, V, and He-P 820, or to actively seek or request compensation for providing individual home care services to a client as defined in RSA 151:2-b, V, and He-P 820.

#10013, eff 10-22-11; ss by #10206, eff 10-20-12

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