§52.101 — The following words and terms, when used in this manual, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Abuse — Willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish; or the willful deprivation by a caretaker or oneself of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness.
Call button — An electronic device that, when pressed, triggers an alarm to the response center to alert the provider agency that the individual needs immediate assistance. The device may be held in the hand, worn around the neck, hung on a garment, or kept within the individual's reach.
Disabled person — A person who, because of physical, mental, or developmental impairment, is limited in his capacity to adequately perform one or more essential activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include, but are not limited to, personal and health care, mobility, communication, and money management.
Neglect — The failure to provide for one's self the goods or services which are necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness or the failure of a caretaker to provide the goods or services.
Responder — Any person(s) who responds to an emergency call activated by an individual. Responders may include a relative, neighbor, volunteer, or staff of a sheriff's department, police department, emergency medical service, or fire department.
Revision Number: 04-1
Effective date: September 1, 2004