MCL - Section 333.21703

Act 368 of 1978

333.21703 Definitions; P to W.

Sec. 21703.

    (1) "Patient" means a resident.
    (2) "Patient's representative" or "resident's representative" means a person, other than the licensee or an employee or person having a direct or indirect ownership interest in the nursing home, designated in writing by a resident or a resident's guardian for a specific, limited purpose or for general purposes, or, if a written designation of a representative is not made, the guardian of the resident.
    (3) "Relocation" means the movement of a resident from 1 bed to another or from 1 room to another within the same nursing home or within a certified distinct part of a nursing home.
    (4) "Resident" means an individual who receives care or services at a nursing home.
    (5) "Transfer" means the movement of a resident from 1 nursing home to another nursing home or from 1 certified distinct part of a nursing home to another certified distinct part of the same nursing home.
    (6) "Welfare" means, with reference to a resident, the physical, emotional, or social well-being of a resident in a nursing home, including a resident awaiting transfer or discharge, as documented in the resident's clinical record by a licensed or certified health care professional.

History: Add. 1978, Act 493, Eff. Mar. 30, 1979 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 155, Eff. Jan. 18, 2016
Popular Name: Act 368