§ 2070.4. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
ClientA person whose eligibility has been determined and who is receiving medical transportation service.
CountyA county of this Commonwealth or the city of Philadelphia.
DepartmentThe Department of Human Services of the Commonwealth.
Exceptional transportation serviceNonemergency transportation which is necessary under extraordinary medical circumstances. This type of transportation may require traveling great distances for medical treatment not normally provided through regional medical providers. The term includes air travel.
Medical assistance eligibleA resident of this Commonwealth who has been determined eligible for a category of public assistance and whose name appears as an eligible recipient on a currently valid medical services eligibility card.
Medical services eligibility cardThe identification card issued by the Department to persons eligible for medical benefits under the following assistance programs available in this Commonwealth:
(i) Categorically Needy Program (Cash Assistance, nonmoney payment, SSI).
(ii) Blind Pension Program.
(iii) Medically Needy Program.
Medical transportation serviceTransportation to a medical facility, physicians office, dentists office, hospital, clinic, pharmacy or purveyor of medical equipment for the purpose of receiving medical treatment or medical evaluation or purchasing prescription drugs or medical equipment. The term does not include emergency medical transportation that would normally be provided by an ambulance.
ProviderA public agency, private organization, or individual who has been designated by the county commissioners, county executive, or prime contractor to provide transportation services or to determine and redetermine eligibility of persons for transportation service. The term is not the same as a provider of medical assistance services.
Prime contractorA public or private agency or organization under a direct contract with the Department for the provision of transportation services under the Public Assistance Transportation Block Grant program.
Public Assistance Transportation Block GrantFunding for county governments in this Commonwealth and prime contractors for the provision of medical transportation services to eligible public assistance recipients.
Service modeThe method used to provide transportation services to clients. The term includes but is not limited to public or private fixed route service, exclusive ride service, shared ride service, and commuter rail service.
Service need (need for services)The clients need for medical transportation services. Service need is determined through an assessment of the clients mental and physical capability to use the various modes of transportation available in the county, the clients ability to meet the clients own transportation needs, and the clients ability to utilize transportation services funded by other State and Federal programs.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 175.23 (relating to requirements).
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