42 USC 300ii - Definitions

In this subchapter:
(1) Adult with a special need 
The term adult with a special need means a person 18 years of age or older who requires care or supervision to
(A) meet the persons basic needs;
(B) prevent physical self-injury or injury to others; or
(C) avoid placement in an institutional facility.

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(2) Aging and disability resource center 
The term aging and disability resource center means an entity administering a program established by the State, as part of the States system of long-term care, to provide a coordinated system for providing
(A) comprehensive information on available public and private long-term care programs, options, and resources;
(B) personal counseling to assist individuals in assessing their existing or anticipated long-term care needs, and developing and implementing a plan for long-term care designed to meet their specific needs and circumstances; and
(C) consumer access to the range of publicly supported long-term care programs for which consumers may be eligible, by serving as a convenient point of entry for such programs.
(3) Child with a special need 
The term child with a special need means an individual less than 18 years of age who requires care or supervision beyond that required of children generally to
(A) meet the childs basic needs; or
(B) prevent physical injury, self-injury, or injury to others.
(4) Eligible State agency 
The term eligible State agency means a State agency that
(A) administers the States program under the Older Americans Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.], administers the States program under title XIX of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.], or is designated by the Governor of such State to administer the States programs under this subchapter;
(B) is an aging and disability resource center;

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(C) works in collaboration with a public or private nonprofit statewide respite care coalition or organization; and
(D) demonstrates
(i) an ability to work with other State and community-based agencies;
(ii) an understanding of respite care and family caregiver issues across all age groups, disabilities, and chronic conditions; and
(iii) the capacity to ensure meaningful involvement of family members, family caregivers, and care recipients.
(5) Family caregiver 
The term family caregiver means an unpaid family member, a foster parent, or another unpaid adult, who provides in-home monitoring, management, supervision, or treatment of a child or adult with a special need.
(6) Lifespan respite care 
The term lifespan respite care means a coordinated system of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children or adults with special needs.
(7) Respite care 
The term respite care means planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with a special need in order to provide temporary relief to the family caregiver of that child or adult.
(8) State 
The term State means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.