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§40.1-24.5-1  Definitions. –

Published: 2015

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TITLE 40.1

Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-24.5

Community Residences

SECTION 40.1-24.5-1

   § 40.1-24.5-1  Definitions. –

Whenever used in this chapter, or in any order, rule, or regulation made or

promulgated pursuant to this chapter or in any printed forms prepared by the

department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals in furtherance of this

chapter, unless otherwise expressly stated, or unless the context or subject

matter otherwise requires:

   (1) "Community residence" means a place, such as a group

home, however named, licensed pursuant to chapter 24 of this title for the

purpose of providing rehabilitation, psychological support, skills training,

social guidance, and living accommodations to individuals who are mentally

disabled, as defined by § 40.1-5-2; provided, however, that this

definition shall not be deemed to include places, however named, for persons

who are mentally retarded, alcoholics, or drug abusers.

   (2) "Director" means the head or the chief administrative

officer of the community residence, or his or her designee.

   (3) "Grievance procedure" means the formalized process

mandated by § 40.1-24.5-8 to enable residents to register alleged

violations of the resident's rights assured by §§ 40.1-24.5-5 and


   (4) "Individualized service plan" means the document which

sets forth specific services such as vocational, social, medical, psychiatric,

and rehabilitative, which are structured to accomplish and express short and

long term goals and objectives responsive to the individual needs of the


   (5) "Mental health advocate" means and refers to the

individual appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate

in accordance with § 40.1-5-14 and to his or her duly appointed assistants.

   (6) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation,

company, or association and the legal successors in interest thereof.

   (7) "Resident" means an individual of lawful age admitted to

a community residence.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1982, ch. 363, § 1.)