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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 381
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F.S. 381.745
381.745 Definitions; ss. 381.739-381.79.As used in ss. 381.739-381.79, the term:
(1) “Activity of daily living” means an activity required on a frequent basis which permits an individual to secure or maintain independence. Such activities include, but are not limited to, personal home care, transportation, personal assistance services, housekeeping, shopping, attending school, communication, and employment.
(2) “Brain or spinal cord injury” means:
(a) A lesion to the spinal cord or cauda equina, resulting from external trauma, with evidence of significant involvement of two of the following deficits or dysfunctions:
1. Motor deficit.
2. Sensory deficit.
3. Bowel and bladder dysfunction.
(b) An insult to the skull, brain, or its covering, resulting from external trauma that produces an altered state of consciousness or anatomic motor, sensory, cognitive, or behavioral deficits.
(3) “Emergency medical evacuation system” means a department-approved transportation system that provides timely and skilled emergency care and movement of individuals believed to have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.
(4) “Personal assistance services” means a range of services, provided by one or more individuals, which are designed to assist an individual who has a disability to perform activities of daily living.
(5) “Funded services” means services paid for through the brain and spinal cord injury program.
(6) “Designated facility” means a facility approved by the brain and spinal cord injury program which meets the criteria and standards of care of the brain and spinal cord injury program for individuals who have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.
(7) “Third-party coverage” means any claim for, right to receive payment for, or any coverage for the payment of any services under the brain and spinal cord injury program.
(8) “Third-party payment” means any and all payments received or due as a result of any third-party obligation created by gift, coverage or other contract, settlement or judicial decision, or action of law.
(9) “Transitional living facility” means a state-approved facility as defined and licensed under chapter 400.
(10) “Trauma center” means a department-approved acute care facility that provides diagnosis and treatment of individuals who have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury.
History.s. 15, ch. 2000-367; s. 14, ch. 2006-197; s. 5, ch. 2015-25.