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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 49. Continuing Care Providers and Community-Based Continuing Care Providers

§ 38.2-4918. Definitions.

As used in this article and Article 3 (§ 38.2-4924 et seq.):

"Community-based continuing care" or "CBCC" means a program providing or committing to provide a range of services, including long-term care services, to an individual, other than an individual related by blood or marriage, (i) pursuant to an agreement, including mutually terminable contracts, effective for the life of the individual or for a period in excess of one year; and (ii) in consideration of the payment of an entrance fee. "Community-based continuing care" or "CBCC" also means the provision of the enumerated services in the individual's private residence as long as medically feasible and the provision of facility-based long-term care services when required, either directly or indirectly through affiliated services or through contractual arrangements.

"Community-based continuing care entrance fee" or "CBCC entrance fee" means an initial or deferred transfer to a CBCC provider of a sum of money or other property made or promised to be made in advance or at some future time as full or partial consideration for acceptance of a specified individual as a participant. A fee that in the aggregate is less than the sum of the regular periodic charges for one year of participation shall not be considered to be an entrance fee except as provided in § 38.2-4922.

"Community-based continuing care provider" or "CBCC provider" means any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity that provides or offers to provide community-based continuing care and that has operated a Continuing Care Retirement Community facility for a minimum of three years.

"Continuing Care Retirement Community facility" or "CCRC facility" means a facility, as defined in § 38.2-4900, that is registered with the Commission pursuant to § 38.2-4901.

"Participant" means an individual who has entered into a community-based continuing care contract.

"Range of services" means, without limitation, coordinated in-home care management, wellness programs, health assessments, health information and referral, home safety evaluation, homemaker services, assistance with activities of daily living, personal emergency response systems, chronic disease management, professional nursing services, services provided by a home care organization as defined in § 32.1-162.7, facility-based assisted living care provided pursuant to Article 1 (§ 63.2-1800 et seq.) of Chapter 18 of Title 63.2, and care in a certified nursing facility as defined in § 32.1-123.

"Solicit" means all actions of a CBCC provider or his agent in seeking to have individuals enter into a community-based continuing care contract by any means such as, but not limited to, personal, telephone, or mail communication or other communication directed to and received by any individual, and any advertisements in any media distributed or communicated by any means to individuals.

2012, cc. 208, 303.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.