Unless the content clearly requires otherwise, as used in this Article:
(1) "Long-term care facility" means any skilled nursing facility and intermediate care facility as defined in G.S. 131A-3(4) or any adult care home as defined in G.S. 131D-20(2).
(2) "Resident" means any person who is receiving treatment or care in any long-term care facility.
(3) "State Ombudsman" means the State Ombudsman as defined by the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., who carries out the duties and functions established by this Article.
(4) "Regional Ombudsman" means a person employed by an Area Agency on Aging to carry out the functions of the Regional Ombudsman Office established by this Article. (1989, c. 403, s. 1; 1995, c. 254, s. 2; c. 535, s. 35.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014