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§ 3112. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 60B. Lay Caregivers
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 3112
§ 3112. Definitions
For the purposes of Sections 2 through 6 of this act:1
1. “Aftercare” means any assistance provided by a designated lay caregiver to an individual under this act after the patient's discharge from a hospital. Such assistance may include tasks that are limited to the patient's condition at the time of discharge that do not require a licensed professional;
2. “Discharge” means a patient's exit or release from a hospital to the patient's residence following any inpatient stay;
3. “Hospital” means a facility licensed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-701 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
4. “Lay caregiver” means any individual eighteen (18) years of age or older, including next of kin, duly designated as a lay caregiver pursuant to the provisions of this act who provides aftercare assistance to a patient in the patient's residence; and
5. “Residence” means a dwelling considered by a patient to be his or her home, not including any hospital as defined by Section 1-701 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, nursing home or group home as defined by the Long-Term Care Reform and Accountability Act of 2001,2 or assisted living facility as defined by the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act.3


Laws 2014, c. 253, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.


Title 63, §§ 3113 to 3117.
Title 63, § 1-1900.1 et seq.
Title 63, § 1-890.1 et seq.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 3112, OK ST T. 63 § 3112
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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