Title 31, Chapter 7, Section 300
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Companion or sitter tasks" means the following tasks which
are provided to elderly, handicapped, or convalescing individuals:
transport and escort services; meal preparation and serving; and
household tasks essential to cleanliness and safety. These tasks
do not include assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming,
shaving, dental care, dressing, and eating.
(2) "Department" means the Department of Human Resources.
(3) "Personal care tasks" means assistance with bathing,
toileting, grooming, shaving, dental care, dressing, and eating;
and may include but are not limited to proper nutrition, home
management, housekeeping tasks, ambulation and transfer, and
medically related activities, including the taking of vital signs
only in conjunction with the above tasks.
(4) "Private home care provider" means any person, business
entity, corporation, or association, whether operated for profit
or not for profit, that directly provides or makes provision for
private home care services through:
(A) Its own employees or agents;
(B) Contractual arrangements with independent contractors; or
(C) Referral of other persons to render home care services, when
the individual making the referral has ownership or financial
interest in the delivery of those services by those other
persons who would deliver those services.
(5) "Private home care services" means those items and services
provided at a patient's residence that involve direct care to that
patient and includes, without limitation, any or all of the
(A) Nursing services, provided that such services can only be
provided by a person licensed under Chapter 26 of Title 43;
(B) Personal care tasks; and
(C) Companion or sitter tasks.
Private home care services shall not include physical, speech, or
occupational therapy; medical nutrition therapy; medical social
services; or home health aide services provided by a home health
(6) "Residence" means the place where an individual makes that
person's permanent or temporary home, whether that person's own
apartment or house, a friend or relative's home, or a personal
care home, but shall not include a hospital, nursing home,
hospice, or other health care facility licensed under Article 1 of