Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–411.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Assisted living residence" shall have the same meaning as provided in§ 44-102.01(4).

(2) "Community residence facility" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 44-501(a)(4).

(3) "Entity" means an assisted living residence, a community residence facility, or a nursing facility operating in the District.

(4) "Managing agency" means the District government agency that has oversight of an entity.

(5) "Nursing facility" means a 24-hour institution or distinct part of a 24-hour institution that:

(A) Is primarily engaged in providing nursing care and related services to residents who require medical or nursing care, or rehabilitation services to persons who are injured, disabled, or sick;

(B) Is not primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases; and

(C) Has in effect a transfer agreement that meets the requirements of section 1802 of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, approved July 30, 1965 (79 Stat. 291; 42 U.S.C. § 1395a), with one or more hospitals.

(6) "Ombudsman" means the District of Columbia Long-Term Care Ombudsman established by § 7-702.02(a) and designated under section 307(a)(12) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, approved October 18, 1978 (92 Stat. 1525; 42 U.S.C. § 3027(a)(12)), to perform the mandated functions of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program established by § 7-702.01.

(7) "Third-party contact" means a person or agency authorized to receive duplicate notification of a past-due bill or termination of service sent to an entity by a utility company.

(8) "Third-Party Notification program" is a program maintained by a utility company under which a customer of the utility company can designate another person or an agency to be the customer's third-party contact authorized to receive a copy of any notification regarding the customer's past-due bill or termination of service because of a past-due bill.

(9) "Utility company" means a business that provides water, natural gas, or electricity service to an entity.