MCL - Section 333.21702

Act 368 of 1978

333.21702 Definitions; D to P.

Sec. 21702.

    (1) "Discharge" means the voluntary or involuntary movement of a patient out of a nursing home regardless of the individual's destination or reason for the movement.
    (2) "Full-time" means being usually present in the nursing home or conducting or participating in activities directly related to the nursing home during the normal 40-hour business week.
    (3) "Involuntary transfer" means a transfer not agreed to in writing by the patient or, in the case of a plenary guardianship, by the patient's legal guardian.
    (4) "Medicaid" means the program for medical assistance established under title XIX of the social security act, chapter 531, 49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. 1396 to 1396f, and 1396i to 1396u, and administered by the department of social services under the social welfare act, Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 1939, being sections 400.1 to 400.119b of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
    (5) "Medical reasons" means a medical justification for either of the following:
    (a) The transfer or discharge of a patient in accord with the written orders of the attending physician that is written into the patient's clinical record by the physician in the progress notes.
    (b) The transfer or discharge of a patient who is a medicaid recipient due to a change in level of care required by the patient and the fact that the nursing home or nursing care facility is not certified to provide the needed level of care.
    (6) "Medicare" means that term as defined in section 2701.
    (7) "Modification of a license" means an action by the department to alter the number of beds, the levels of care, the portions of the physical plant that may be operated or maintained by a licensee in a particular nursing home, or to restrict the nursing home from engaging in activity that violates this article or a rule promulgated under this article.
    (8) "Negative case action" means an action taken by the department of social services to deny an application for medical assistance, cancel medical assistance, or reduce medical assistance coverage.
    (9) "Nonpayment" means:
    (a) Failure to collect from the patient or any other source the full amount of the facility charges to a nonmedicaid patient based on a written contract signed on or after that patient's admission to the facility.
    (b) Failure to collect a medicaid patient's stipulated contribution toward his or her care.
    (10) "Private pay rate" means the amount charged by a nursing home for the care of a patient who is not entitled to state or federal benefits for that patient's nursing home care.

History: Add. 1978, Act 493, Eff. Mar. 30, 1979 ;-- Am. 1994, Act 73, Imd. Eff. Apr. 11, 1994
Popular Name: Act 368