New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4g-2 - Definitions

30:4G-2. Definitions
For the purposes of this act:

a. "Chronic physical disability" means a severe impairment of a permanent nature which so restricts a person's ability to perform essential activities of daily living that the person needs assistance in order to maintain the person's independence and health.

b. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.

c. "Department" means the State Department of Human Services.

d. "Personal attendant" means a person who meets the qualifications regarding training, equivalent work experience or certification in the home health field, established by the commissioner and who provides personal attendant services to an eligible person.

e. "Personal attendant services" means health and chore related tasks performed by a personal attendant and, if necessary, under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. Personal attendant services include, but are not limited to, assistance in: essential daily activities such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation; assistance with mobility, laundry and shopping; and driving or transportation.

L. 1985, c. 307, s. 2. Amended by L. 1985, c. 524, s. 1, eff. Jan. 21, 1986; per s.14 as amended by 1985, c.524, s.8, expired January 21, 1988.

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