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56-201.  Definitions. As used in this act:
(a)  "State department" means the state department of health and welfare;
(b)  "Director" means the director of the department of health and welfare;
(c)  "Public welfare" means public assistance and social services;
(d)  "Social services" means activities of the department in efforts to bring about economic, social and vocational adjustment of families and persons;
(e)  "Public assistance" includes general assistance, old-age assistance, aid to the blind, assistance to families with children, aid to the disabled, and medical assistance;
(f)  "General assistance" means direct assistance in cash, direct assistance in kind, and supplementary assistance;
(g)  "Direct assistance in cash" means money payments to eligible people not classified as old-age assistance, or aid to the blind, or assistance to families with children, or aid to the disabled, or medical assistance;
(h)  "Direct assistance in kind" means payments to others on behalf of a person or family for food, rent, clothing, and other normal subsistence needs;
(i)  "Supplementary assistance" means payments to others on behalf of a person or family for transportation and costs incidental to vocational adjustment or employment;
(j)  "Old-age assistance" means money payments to or on behalf of needy aged people;
(k)  "Aid to the blind" means money payments to or on behalf of blind people who are needy;
(l)  "Assistance to families with children" means money payments, direct assistance in kind, supplementary assistance, and social services targeted toward self-sufficiency with respect to or on behalf of eligible families with children;
(m)  "Aged" means any person sixty-five (65) years or older;
(n)  "Aid to the disabled" means money payments to or on behalf of needy individuals who are disabled, and whose disability prevents self-support through employment for a period of at least one (1) year from the date of onset of the disability;
(o)  "Medical assistance" means payments for part or all of the cost of such care and services allowable within the scope of title XIX of the federal social security act as amended as may be designated by department rule;
(p)  "Provider" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation or organization, public or private, who provides residential or assisted living services, certified family home services, nursing facility services, services offered pursuant to the medicaid program, or services offered pursuant to titles IV or XX of the social security act;
(q)  "Needy" means the condition where a person or family does not have income and available resources in accordance with the provisions of section 56-210, Idaho Code.

[56-201, added 1941, ch. 181, sec. 1, p. 379; am. 1945, ch. 109, sec. 1, p. 165; am. 1957, ch. 323, sec. 1, p. 379; am. 1961, ch. 217, sec. 1, p. 346; am. 1966 (2nd E.S.), ch. 11, sec. 1, p. 28; am. 1967, ch. 373, sec. 13, p. 1071; am. 1967 (1st E.S.), ch. 5, sec. 1, p. 23; am. 1972, ch. 44, sec. 5, p. 67; am. 1972, ch. 196, sec. 8, p. 483; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 162, p. 633; am. 1974, ch. 233, sec. 1, p. 1590; am. 1977, ch. 226, sec. 1, p. 673; am. 1978, ch. 246, sec. 1, p. 537; am. 1981, ch. 179, sec. 1, p. 313; am. 1982, ch. 59, sec. 5, p. 94; am. 1989, ch. 193, sec. 15, p. 486; am. 1996, ch. 50, sec. 1, p. 147; am. 2000, ch. 274, sec. 148, p. 882.]

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