§ 7–503.09. LGBTQ seniors and seniors with HIV.
(a) For the purposes of administering the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965, approved July 14, 1965 (Pub. L. No. 89-73; 79 Stat. 218), the Department shall interpret the term "greatest social need," as defined in section 102(24) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, approved September 30, 1992 (106 Stat. 1199; 42 U.S.C. § 3002(24)), to include LGBTQ seniors and seniors with HIV.
(b) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall promulgate rules to carry out the purposes of this section. The rules shall be promulgated within 210 days of December 23, 2020.
(c) For purposes of this section, the term:
(1) "HIV" means the human immunodeficiency virus.
(2) "LGBTQ" means an individual who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, is questioning or exploring their sexuality or sexual identity, or is concerned about applying a social label to themselves related to their sexuality or sexual identity, and who is a resident of the District of Columbia.
(3) "Senior" means an individual who is 60 years of age or older.