The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) Applicant--At the employer's discretion, either a person who is one of a select number of final candidates for a position as an employee or volunteer or a person to whom the employer intends to offer a position as an employee or volunteer. The term "applicant" does not include a member of the Texas MHMR Board, a member of a local authority's or community center's board of trustees, or a member of a facility's, local authority's, or community center's advisory committee that is not a public responsibility committee (PRC). (2) Community center--A community mental health and mental retardation center established under the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 7, Chapter 534, Subchapter A. (3) Consumer--An individual receiving services from a facility, local authority, community center, or contract provider of residential services. (4) Conviction--The adjudication of guilt, plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or the assessment of probation or community supervision for a violation of the Penal Code. (5) Facility--Any state hospital, state school, or state center operated by TDMHMR, or TDMHMR Central Office. (6) Local authority--An entity designated by the TDMHMR commissioner in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code, §533.035(a). (7) Provider--Any entity or person who contracts with a facility, local authority, or community center to deliver residential services to individuals with mental illness or mental retardation who have been furloughed or discharged from a facility or community center as described in the Texas Government Code, §411.115(b). This does not include private ICF/MR or ICF/MR/RC providers. (8) Professional clinical intern--A person who is enrolled in a formal clinical rotation at a university/college in a professional training program accredited by the appropriate licensing authority or board of examiners, or is engaged in a recognized graduate level, clinical professional degree program. Professional degree programs include, but are not limited to, clinical psychology, dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychiatry, and social work. (9) Registry-- (A) The Nurse Aide Registry maintained by the Texas Department of Human Services in accordance with §94.11 of Title 40 (relating to Registry, Findings, Inquiries); and (B) the Employee Misconduct Registry maintained by the Texas Department of Human Services in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 253. (10) Visiting group--A group of varying individuals associated with an organization (e.g., civic, fraternal, corporate, religious, social, service, or education), which is not affiliated with a facility, local authority, community center, or provider, that visits a facility, local authority, community center, or provider (e.g., tours) or participates in a special event and has constant and adequate staff supervision. (11) Volunteer--An individual who is not part of a visiting group and who provides time or services to consumers, a facility, local authority, community center, volunteer services council, or provider without compensation from the facility, local authority, community center, volunteer services council, or provider other than reimbursement for actual expenses. The term does not include a professional clinical intern. (12) Volunteer services council--A 501(c)(3) organization that is formed for the purpose of generating resources on behalf of a facility, local authority, or community center.
Source Note: The provisions of this §414.503 adopted to be effective February 6, 2002, 27 TexReg 749