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30:11A-1.  Definitions
    For purposes of this act, a residential health care facility is defined as any facility, whether in single or multiple dwellings, whether public or private, whether incorporated or unincorporated, whether for profit or nonprofit, operated at the direction of or under the management of an individual or individuals, corporation, partnership, society, or association, which furnishes food and shelter to four or more persons 18 years of age or older who are unrelated to the proprietor, and which provides dietary services,  recreational activities, supervision of self-administration of medications,  supervision of and assistance in activities of daily living and assistance in  obtaining health services to any one or more of such persons, excluding,  however, any community residence for the developmentally disabled as defined in  section 2 of P.L.1977, c. 448 (C. 30:11B-2), any facility or living arrangement  operated by, or under contract with, any State department or agency, upon the written authorization of the Commissioner of the Department of Health, and any  privately operated establishment licensed under chapter 11 of Title 30 of the  Revised Statutes.

    A  "resident"  of a residential health care facility is defined as a person  18 years of age or older who is ambulant with or without assistive devices who  has been certified by a licensed physician to be free from communicable disease  and not in need of skilled nursing care, and who, except in the case of a  person 65 years of age and over, is in need of dietary services, supervision of  self-administration of medications, supervision of and assistance in activities  of daily living, or assistance in obtaining health care services, but shall not  be given skilled nursing care while a resident except as hereinafter provided.   The foregoing definition shall not be construed to prevent care of residents  in emergencies or during temporary illness for a period of 1 week or less and shall not be construed to prevent a licensed physician from ordering nursing or  other health care services.

     L.1953, c. 212, p. 1606, s. 1.  Amended by L.1964, c. 147, s. 2;  L.1979, c. 496, s. 26.