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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-5.25: Definitions relative to designated caregivers.

2. As used in this act:

"After-care assistance" means any assistance provided by a caregiver to a patient following the patient's discharge from a hospital that is related to the patient's condition at the time of discharge, including, but not limited to: assisting with basic activities of daily living; instrumental activities of daily living; and other tasks as determined to be appropriate by the discharging physician or other health care professional licensed pursuant to Title 45 or Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

"Caregiver" means any individual designated as a caregiver by a patient pursuant to this act who provides after-care assistance to a patient in the patient's residence. The term includes, but is not limited to, a relative, spouse, partner, friend, or neighbor who has a significant relationship with the patient.

"Discharge" means a patient's exit or release from a hospital to the patient's residence following any medical care or treatment rendered to the patient following an inpatient admission.

"Entry" means a patient's admission into a hospital for the purposes of receiving inpatient medical care

"Hospital" means a general acute care hospital licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).

"Residence" means the dwelling that the patient considers to be the patient's home. The term shall not include any rehabilitation facility, hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home licensed by the Department of Health.

L.2014, c.68, s.2.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-11-18 09:24:22.

Older versions of 26:2H-5.25 (if available):

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