In addition to the definitions already contained in this division, the following definitions apply to this chapter.
(a) “Community-based services programs” means the programs specified in Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540).
(b) “Community-Based Services Network” means the contracting of state funds and local management responsibility for the community-based services programs specified in Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540) to area agencies on aging.
(c) “Functionally-impaired adult” means any adult 18 years of age or older, who is at risk of institutional placement due to chronic physical and mental limitations, including impairments caused by organic disorders or diseases, that restrict his or her ability to independently perform personal activities of daily living, who has an inadequate informal or formal support network, and who has to leave his or her home without supportive home- and community-based services.
(d) “Local program management” means the area agency on aging’s responsibility to oversee the operation of programs specified in Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 9540).
(e) “Participating area agency on aging” means an area agency on aging that contracts with the department pursuant to this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)