"Personal Support Services" means one (1)
or more of the following services provided to a service recipient, as defined
in the individual's permanent or temporary residence.
(a) Self-care assistance with tasks such as
eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, mobility, transfer assistance and other
services and supports to maintain health and wellness;
(b) Household assistance with tasks such as
housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, meal preparation, shopping, bill paying,
and use of telecommunication devices;
(c) Personal assistance to service recipients
to access community activities such as transportation, social, recreational or
other personal activities; and/or
(d) Education services.
"Service Recipient" means an individual
(a) Has substantial limitations in two
(2) or more major life activities because of a chronic condition, acute episode
of illness or injury, age, physical or other disability;
(b) Receives services in either a permanent
or temporary residence; and
Depends on personal support services to perform major life activities, but does
not require nursing level services to be provided in connection with an acute
episode of illness or injury.
(3) "Personal Support Services Agency" or
"Agency" means a sole proprietorship (someone who owns an unincorporated
business by himself or herself), partnership, corporation, limited liability
company or limited liability partnership providing personal support services.
Agency includes all entities that employ or subcontract with individuals who
provide personal support services to service recipients.
(4) "Personal Support Services Worker" (or
"Worker") means a person licensed as a personal support services agency, or an
employee or an individual subcontracted by a personal support services agency
who is providing personal support services under an arrangement between a
service recipient and a personal support services agency.
(5) "Chronic Condition" means a mental and/or
physical impairment that is expected to last indefinitely.
(6) "Education Services" means consultation
provided by a registered nurse to the service recipient or primary family
caregiver concerning a chronic condition.
(7) "Hold Out to the Public" means asserting
expertise and availability through advertising, public notice, self-promotion,
"Major Life Activities"
(b) Receptive and expressive
(f) Capacity for independent living;
"Medication Assistance" means providing medication reminders and opening
medication packaging, but does not mean giving the service recipient injections
or any form of medication or medication administration that would only be
appropriate and acceptable for persons who are authorized to do so by Title 63,
Chapter 7. Medication assistance includes, but is not limited to, any of the
(a) Loosening the cap on a pill
bottle for oral medication;
Opening pill reminder box if the box is filled by the service recipient or
authorized representative or licensed medical personnel practicing within the
scope of their license;
medication within reach of the service recipient;
(d) Holding a service recipient's hand steady
to help them with drinking liquid medication;
(e) Guiding the service recipient's hand when
the individual is applying eye/ear/nose drops and wiping the excess
(f) Helping with a nasal
cannula or mask for oxygen, plugging the machine in and turning it
(g) Applying non-prescription
cream and lotions purchased over-the-counter to external parts of the
administration of Medication" means the ability of a service recipient to take
prescribed or over-the-counter medications without assistance from another
(11) "Written" means, as
applied to licensee's records, any generally accepted format, including
electronic or paper, used for retaining business or client records.