38 CFR 52.2 - Definitions.
For purposes of this part -
Activities of daily living (ADLs) means the functions or tasks for self-care usually performed in the normal course of a day, i.e., mobility, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, and eating.
Clinical nurse specialist means a licensed professional nurse with a master's degree in nursing and a major in a clinical nursing specialty from an academic program accredited by the National League for Nursing.
Facility means a building or any part of a building for which a State has submitted an application for recognition as a State home for the provision of adult day health care or a building, or any part of a building, which VA has recognized as a State home for the provision of adult day health care.
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) means functions or tasks of independent living, i.e., shopping, housework, meal preparation and cleanup, laundry, taking medication, money management, transportation, correspondence, and telephone use.
Nurse practitioner means a licensed professional nurse who is currently licensed to practice in the State; who meets the State's requirements governing the qualifications of nurse practitioners; and who is currently certified as an adult, family, or gerontological nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Association.
Physician means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine or surgery in the State.
Physician assistant means a person who meets the applicable State requirements for physician assistant, is currently certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) as a physician assistant, and has an individualized written scope of practice that determines the authorization to write medical orders, prescribe medications and to accomplish other clinical tasks under the appropriate supervision by the primary care physician.
Primary physician or Primary care physician means a designated generalist physician responsible for providing, directing and coordinating health care that is indicated for the residents.
State means each of the several States, territories, and possessions of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
State home means a home approved by VA which a State established primarily for veterans disabled by age, disease, or otherwise, who by reason of such disability are incapable of earning a living. A State home may provide domiciliary care, nursing home care, adult day health care, and hospital care. Hospital care may be provided only when the State home also provides domiciliary and/or nursing home care.
VA means the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.