As used in this act:

(a) “Administrative act” includes an action, omission, decision, recommendation, practice, or other procedure of the department.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 4.771

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Council: means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • Department: means the department of military and veterans affairs. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • facility: means a Michigan veterans' facility established under 1885 PA 152, MCL 36. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Legislator: means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • Office: means the office of the Michigan veterans' facility ombudsman created under this act. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • Ombudsman: means the Michigan veterans' facility ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Resident veteran: means a veteran who is a resident of a Michigan veterans' facility or an individual who is a resident of a Michigan veterans' facility by virtue of the individual's relationship with a veteran. See Michigan Laws 4.771
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • Veteran: means that term as defined in section 2a of 1885 PA 152, MCL 36. See Michigan Laws 4.771

(b) “Complainant” means a resident veteran, family member of a resident veteran, legal guardian or individual with power of attorney for a resident veteran, or legislator who files a complaint under section 4.

(c) “Council” means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963.

(d) “Department” means the department of military and veterans affairs.

(e) “Legislator” means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state.

(f) “Michigan veterans’ facility” or “facility” means a Michigan veterans’ facility established under 1885 PA 152, MCL 36.1 to 36.12.

(g) “Office” means the office of the Michigan veterans’ facility ombudsman created under this act.

(h) “Ombudsman” means the Michigan veterans’ facility ombudsman.

(i) “Resident veteran” means a veteran who is a resident of a Michigan veterans’ facility or an individual who is a resident of a Michigan veterans’ facility by virtue of the individual’s relationship with a veteran.

(j) “Veteran” means that term as defined in section 2a of 1885 PA 152, MCL 36.2a.