§ 6400.4. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Agency—A person or legally constituted organization operating one or more community homes for people with an intellectual disability serving eight or fewer individuals.

   Community home for individuals with an intellectual disability (home)—A building or separate dwelling unit in which residential care is provided to one or more individuals with an intellectual disability, except as provided in §  6400.3(f) (relating to applicability). Each apartment unit within an apartment building is considered a separate home. Each part of a duplex, if there is physical separation between the living areas, is considered a separate home.

   Content discrepancy—A difference between what was determined at the ISP meeting by the plan team and what is documented in the written ISP.

   Department—The Department of Human Services of the Commonwealth.

   Direct service worker—A person whose primary job function is to provide services to an individual who resides in the provider’s residential home.

   Documentation—Written statements that accurately record details, substantiate a claim or provide evidence of an event.

   Fire safety expert—A local fire department, fire protection engineer, State certified fire protection instructor, college instructor in fire science, county or State fire school, volunteer fire person trained by a county or State fire school or an insurance company loss control representative.

   ISP—Individual Support Plan—The comprehensive document that identifies services and expected outcomes for an individual.

   Individual—An individual with an intellectual disability who resides, or receives residential respite care, in a home and who is not a relative of the owner of the home.

   Intellectual disability—Subaverage general intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period and is associated with impairment of one or more of the following:

     (i)   Maturation.

     (ii)   Learning.

     (iii)   Social adjustment.

   Outcomes—Goals the individual and individual’s plan team choose for the individual to acquire, maintain or improve.

   Plan lead—The program specialist, when the individual is not receiving services through an SCO.

   Plan team—The group that develops the ISP.

   Provider—An entity or person that enters into an agreement with the Department to deliver a service to an individual.

   Relative—A parent, child, stepparent, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

   SC—Supports coordinator—An SCO employee whose primary job functions are to locate, coordinate and monitor services provided to an individual when the individual is receiving services from an SCO.

   SCO—Supports coordination organization—A provider that delivers the services of locating, coordinating and monitoring services provided to an individual.

   Services—Actions or assistance provided to the individual to support the achievement of an outcome.


   The provisions of this §  6400.4 amended under Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1088).


   The provisions of this §  6400.4 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595; amended August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 4935; amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (365604) and (375741) to (375742).

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