The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 063 : HOME CARE PROGRAMS
Subchapter 001A : GENERAL PROVISIONS(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6302)
§ 6302. Definitions
As used in this subchapter, unless otherwise indicated:
(1) “Family member” means an individual who is related to a person by blood, civil marriage, civil union, or adoption, or who considers himself or herself to be family based upon bonds of affection, and who currently shares a household with such a person or has, in the past, shared a household with that person. For purposes of this definition, the phrase “bonds of affection” means enduring ties that do not depend on the existence of an economic relationship.
(2) “Home health agency” means a for-profit or nonprofit health care facility providing part-time or intermittent skilled nursing services and at least one of the following other therapeutic services made available on a visiting basis, in a place of residence used as a patient’s home: physical, speech, or occupational therapy; medical social services; home health aide services; or other non-nursing therapeutic services, including the services of nutritionists, dieticians, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors.
(3) “Home health services” means activities and functions of a home health agency, including nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, or other non-nursing therapeutic services directly related to care, treatment, or diagnosis of patients in the home. (Added 2005, No. 57, § 8, eff. June 13, 2005.)