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Title: Section 768.1 - Definitions

Section 768.1 Definitions. (a) Respite shall mean the provision of infrequent and temporary substitute care or supervision of frail or disabled adults on behalf of and in the absence of the care-giver, for the purpose of providing relief from the stresses or responsibilities concomitant with providing constant care, so as to enable the care-giver to maintain a normal routine. Respite shall be limited to periods of three consecutive hours or longer, but not to exceed six weeks in any calendar year for any individual.

(b) Care-giver shall mean the family member or other natural person who normally provides the daily care or supervision of a frail or disabled adult. Such care-giver may, but need not, reside in the same household as the frail or disabled adult.


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