Current as of: 2010
§ 2191. Definitions. For the purposes of this article:
1. "Long-term care facility" or "facility" means a residential health care facility as defined in section twenty-eight hundred one of this chapter, adult home as defined in subdivision twenty-five of section two of the social services law or enriched housing program as defined in subdivision twenty-eight of section two of the social services law, adult day health care program in accordance with regulations of the department, and any other facility providing residential housing for five or more persons over the age of sixty-five unrelated to the operator and supportive services including, but not limited to, food service, housekeeping, laundry, arranging for medical care, and assistance with daily living.
2. "Documentation" means written evidence from an individual's health care provider indicating the date and place when the individual received the influenza vaccine or the pneumococcal vaccine.
3. "Medically contraindicated" means influenza or pneumococcal vaccine should not be administered to an individual because it may be detrimental to the individual's health if the individual receives the vaccine.
4. "Employee" means an individual employed (whether directly, by contract with another entity or as an independent contractor) by a long-term care facility, on a part-time or full-time basis.
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