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Section: Definitions relative to certain health care facilities.

Statute: 26:2H-12.56

1. a. For the purposes of this act: "Assisted living facility" means an assisted living residence or comprehensive personal care home licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.); "Medicaid" means the program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.); and "Medicaid-eligible" means that a person is determined to meet the financial and clinical eligibility standards and has been approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services for participation in a federally approved 1915(c) Medicaid waiver program that provides assisted living services. b. An assisted living facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.) shall provide to a prospective private pay resident, the financially responsible party for the prospective resident, or the prospective resident's legal guardian, as appropriate, a written informational sheet, prepared and updated by the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services pursuant to section 2 of this act, that explains eligibility for participation in a federally approved 1915(c) Medicaid waiver program that provides assisted living services. c. The written informational sheet provided to the prospective private pay resident, financially responsible party, or legal guardian, pursuant to subsection b. of this section, shall be accompanied by a written statement, signed by an authorized representative of the assisted living facility stating that: (1) The assisted living facility is unable to guarantee the availability of a bed for use by a Medicaid-eligible resident, pursuant to P.L.2001, c.234 (C.26:2H-12.16 et seq.) at the assisted living facility at the time that the resident becomes Medicaid-eligible; and (2) If there is no bed for use by a Medicaid-eligible resident, pursuant to P.L.2001, c.234 (C.26:2H-12.16 et seq.) available at the time the resident becomes Medicaid-eligible, the assisted living facility has the option to transfer the resident to a nursing home or another assisted living facility, as appropriate. d. If a private pay resident of an assisted living facility, or the resident's financially responsible party, or legal guardian, as appropriate, provides written notice to the assisted living facility that the resident is likely to become Medicaid-eligible within the next six months, the assisted living facility, upon receipt of such notice, shall inform the resident, financially responsible party, or legal guardian, as appropriate, in writing, of the position at the time of the notice of the resident's placement on any list of residents awaiting a bed for use by a Medicaid-eligible resident, pursuant to P.L.2001, c.234 (C.26:2H-12.16 et seq.). L.2009, c.61, s.1.

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