In this chapter:
(1) “Caseworker” means a department employee who manages a client’s case under a direct services program and provides direct services to the client under the program.
(1-a) “Center for independent living” has the meaning assigned by Section 702 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 796a).
(1-b) “Commission” means the Health and Human Services Commission.
(2) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of assistive and rehabilitative services.
(3) “Council” means the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council.
(4) “Department” means the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
(4-a) “Direct services” means services provided to a client by a department employee, including counseling, facilitating the purchase of services from a source other than the department, and purchasing equipment and other items and providing other services necessary for the client to successfully complete a department program.
(4-b) “Direct services program” means a program operated by the department through which direct services are provided.
(5) “Executive commissioner” means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.