PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.20109 Definitions; N to S.
(1) "Nursing home" means a nursing care facility, including a county medical care facility, that provides organized nursing care and medical treatment to 7 or more unrelated individuals suffering or recovering from illness, injury, or infirmity. As used in this subsection, "medical treatment" includes treatment by an employee or independent contractor of the nursing home who is an individual licensed or otherwise authorized to engage in a health profession under part 170 or 175. Nursing home does not include any of the following:
(a) A unit in a state correctional facility.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A veterans facility created under 1885 PA 152, MCL 36.1 to 36.12.
(d) A hospice residence that is licensed under this article.
(e) A hospice that is certified under 42 CFR 418.100.
(2) "Person" means that term as defined in section 1106 or a governmental entity.
(3) "Public member" means a member of the general public who is not a provider; who does not have an ownership interest in or contractual relationship with a nursing home other than a resident contract; who does not have a contractual relationship with a person who does substantial business with a nursing home; and who is not the spouse, parent, sibling, or child of an individual who has an ownership interest in or contractual relationship with a nursing home, other than a resident contract.
(4) "Skilled nursing facility" means a hospital long-term care unit, nursing home, county medical care facility, or other nursing care facility, or a distinct part thereof, certified by the department to provide skilled nursing care.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 1978, Act 493, Eff. Mar. 30, 1979
Am. 1991, Act 39, Imd. Eff. June 11, 1991
Am. 1996, Act 224, Eff. June 12, 1996
Am. 2015, Act 156, Eff. Jan. 18, 2016
Popular Name: Act 368