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§ 143B‑181.16. Long‑Term Care Ombudsman Program/Office; definition.

Unless the content clearly requires otherwise, as used in this Article:

(1)        "Long‑term care facility" means any skillednursing 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 receivingtreatment or care in any long‑term care facility.

(3)        "State Ombudsman" means the State Ombudsman asdefined by the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 3001 etseq., who carries out the duties and functions established by this Article.

(4)        "Regional Ombudsman" means a person employed by anArea Agency on Aging to carry out the functions of the Regional OmbudsmanOffice established by this Article. (1989, c. 403, s. 1; 1995, c. 254, s. 2; c. 535, s. 35.)