131D-19 Legislative intent
131D-20 Definitions
131D-21 Declaration of residents’ rights
131D-21.1 Peer review
131D-21.2 Quality assurance, medical, or peer review committees
131D-22 Transfer of management responsibilities
131D-23 No waiver of rights
131D-24 Notice to resident
131D-25 Implementation
131D-26 Enforcement and investigation
131D-27 Confidentiality
131D-28 Civil action
131D-29 Revocation of license
131D-31 Adult care home community advisory committees
131D-32 Functions of adult care home community advisory committees
131D-34 Penalties; remedies
131D-34.1 Report of death of resident

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 131D > Article 3

  • Abuse: means the willful or grossly negligent infliction of physical pain, injury or mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or the willful or grossly negligent deprivation by the administrator or staff of an adult care home of services which are necessary to maintain mental and physical health. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Adult care home: is a n assisted living residence in which the housing management provides 24-hour scheduled and unscheduled personal care services to two or more residents, either directly or, for scheduled needs, through formal written agreement with licensed home care or hospice agencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assisted living residence: means any group housing and services program for two or more unrelated adults, by whatever name it is called, that makes available, at a minimum, one meal a day and housekeeping services and provides personal care services directly or through a formal written agreement with one or more licensed home care or hospice agencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an aged or disabled resident or his resources for another's profit or advantage. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Facility: means an adult care home licensed under G. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Family care home: means an adult care home having two to six residents. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Neglect: means the failure to provide the services necessary to maintain the physical or mental health of a resident. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Resident: means an aged or disabled person who has been admitted to a facility. See North Carolina General Statutes 131D-20
  • 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, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.