All terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as given them in the Act. As used in this part:

Terms Used In 42 CFR 38.2

  • Act: means the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (42 U. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Administrator: means the Administrator, Federal Disaster Assistance Administration (FDAA), Department of Housing and Urban Development, and any other person to whom he delegates the authority. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Crisis: means the existence of any life situation resulting from a major disaster or its aftermath which so effects the emotional and mental equilibrium of a disaster victim that professional mental health counseling services should be provided to help preclude possible damaging physical or psychological effects. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Disaster workers: means mental health specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, or qualified agents thereof. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Federal Coordinating Officer: means the person appointed by the Administrator to coordinate Federal assistance in a major disaster. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Governor: means the chief executive of a State. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Major disaster: means any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high-water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States which, in the determination of the President, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under the Act above and beyond emergency services by the Federal Government, to supplement the efforts and available resources of the States, local governments, and disaster relief organizations, in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services and any other officer or employee of the Department of Health and Human Services to whom the authority involved has been delegated. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • State: means any of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. See 42 CFR 38.2
  • Training: means the specific instruction which may be required to enable disaster workers to provide professional mental health crisis counseling to victims of a major disaster or its aftermath. See 42 CFR 38.2

(a) Act means the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5121, et seq.).

(b) Administrator means the Administrator, Federal Disaster Assistance Administration (FDAA), Department of Housing and Urban Development, and any other person to whom he delegates the authority.

(c) Contractor means any public agency or private mental health organization which, pursuant to this part, contracts with the Secretary to provide professional mental health crisis counseling services or to provide mental health training for disaster workers.

(d) Crisis means the existence of any life situation resulting from a major disaster or its aftermath which so effects the emotional and mental equilibrium of a disaster victim that professional mental health counseling services should be provided to help preclude possible damaging physical or psychological effects.

(e) Disaster workers means mental health specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, or qualified agents thereof.

(f) Federal Coordinating Officer means the person appointed by the Administrator to coordinate Federal assistance in a major disaster.

(g) Governor means the chief executive of a State.

(h) Grantee means any public agency or private nonprofit mental health organization which, pursuant to this part, is awarded a grant for the purpose of providing professional mental health crisis counseling services or mental health training for disaster workers.

(i) Major disaster means any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high-water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States which, in the determination of the President, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under the Act above and beyond emergency services by the Federal Government, to supplement the efforts and available resources of the States, local governments, and disaster relief organizations, in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby.

(j) Regional Director means a director of a regional office of the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration (FDAA).

(k) Secretary means the Secretary of Health and Human Services and any other officer or employee of the Department of Health and Human Services to whom the authority involved has been delegated.

(l) State means any of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

(m) State Coordinating Officer means the person appointed by the Governor to act in cooperation with the appointed Federal Coordinating Officer.

(n) Training means the specific instruction which may be required to enable disaster workers to provide professional mental health crisis counseling to victims of a major disaster or its aftermath.