Division of Behavioral Health Services

Definitions

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Natural Support

Refers collectively to support commonly identified as:

  1. "Informal Support " (support provided by those individuals who know or are related to the individual/family, but do not provide a paid service, such as a grandparent or neighbor who is connected to the individual/family) and
  2. "Community Support" (those supports that are part of the individuals/family's community, such as faith community, neighborhood or community organizations).

Neglect

With respect to an adult, "neglect" is a pattern of conduct without the person's informed consent resulting in deprivation of food, water, medication, medical services, shelter, cooling, heating or other services necessary to maintain minimum physical or behavioral health. With respect to a child/minor, "neglect" is the inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes substantial risk of harm to the child's health or welfare, except if the inability of a parent or guardian to provide services to meet the needs of a child with a disability or chronic illness is solely the result of the unavailability of reasonable services.

Neglect

With respect to an adult, "neglect" is a pattern of conduct without the person's informed consent resulting in deprivation of food, water, medication, medical services, shelter, cooling, heating or other services necessary to maintain minimum physical or mental health. With respect to a child, "neglect" is the inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes substantial risk of harm to the child's health or welfare.

Non-QMB dual

A person who is eligible for Title XIX services and has Medicare coverage, but who isnot eligible for QMB benefits.

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) (prior to 1996)

Means that at the time of commission of the criminal act the person was afflicted with a mental disease or defect of such severity that the person did not know the criminal act was wrong and is therefore not responsible for his criminal conduct. (Persons designated as NGRI remain under the authority of the original Court of commitment indefinitely.)

Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)

A notice that describes how the behavioral health recipient's medical information may be used and disclosed and how they can get access to this information as required under federal HIPAA regulations.

Nursing Facility (NF)

Is a health care facility that is licensed and Medicare/Medicaid certified by ADHS in accordance with 42 CFR 483 to provide inpatient room, board and nursing services to members who require these services on a continuous basis but who do not require hospital care or direct daily care from a physician.

Nursing Facility (Policy 115)

For the purposes of this policy, a Nursing Facility is a health care institution licensed to operate using the AHCCCS provider type 22 "Nursing Home".