Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following
definitions and the definitions in OAR 411-085-0005 apply to these
(1) "Advertise" means to make
publicly and generally known, usually by printed notice, broadcast, verbal
marketing, website, or electronic communication.
(2) "Applicant" means the person, persons, or
entity, submitting a complete facility application for endorsement as a
Ventilator Assisted Program. Applicant includes a sole proprietor, each partner
in a partnership, and each member in a limited liability company, corporation,
or entity that owns a nursing facility. Applicant also includes the sole
proprietor, each partner in a partnership, and each member in a limited
liability company, corporation, or entity that operates a nursing facility on
behalf of the facility business owner.
(3) BiPAP/ST means bi-level positive airway
CPAP means continuous positive airway pressure.
(5) "Department" means the Department of
Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities Program (APD).
(6) "Emergency Situation" means a disruption
to normal care and services caused by an unforeseen occurrence, whether
natural, technological, or manmade, that is beyond the control of the licensee
and the staff that are trained to work in the Ventilator Assisted Program are
means a nursing facility has received and maintained approval from the
Department to provide specialized services in a Ventilator Assisted Program
pursuant to these rules.
"Facility" means a nursing facility.
(9) "Invasive Mechanical Ventilation" means a
life support system designed to replace or support normal ventilation lung
(10) "Licensee" means the
entity that owns the nursing facility business, and to whom a nursing facility
license has been issued.
"Management" or "Operator" means the entity possessing the right to exercise
operational or management control over, or directly or indirectly conducts, the
day-to-day operation of a facility.
(12) "Nursing Facility" means a nursing
facility as defined in OAR chapter 411, division 85.
(13) "Pre-Service Training" means training
that is completed before staff takes responsibility of their job
(14) "Resident" means any
individual dependent on invasive mechanical ventilation as a means of life
support, individuals who are dependent on BiPAP or CPAP due to acute
respiratory failure, and individuals who are transitioning from invasive
mechanical ventilation who live in a nursing facility.
(15) "Tracheostomy" means the surgical
creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, with tracheal mucosa
being brought into continuity with the skin; also, the opening so created. The
term is also commonly used to refer to a tracheotomy done for insertion of a
(16) "These Rules" mean the
rules in OAR chapter 411, division 90.
(17) "Ventilator" means a device to provide
breathing assistance to individuals. This includes both positive and negative
Assisted Program" means the program that provides services to residents who are
dependent on invasive mechanical ventilation as a means of life
(19) "Ventilator Assisted
Program Unit" means a unit that meets the Ventilator Assisted Program criteria
described in these rules.
"Ventilator Assisted Program Unit Staff" means a facility employed or
contracted person who has the required training, and whose primary
responsibility is to provide services to residents' dependent on invasive
mechanical ventilation as a means of life support.