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55 Pa. Code § 1128.2. Definitions.

§ 1128.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Home dialysis—Dialysis performed by an appropriately trained patient or patient partner at home.

   MA—Medical Assistance.

   Outpatient dialysis—Dialysis furnished on an outpatient basis under the auspices of a renal dialysis facility.

   Patient partner—An individual trained to assist a patient in performing self-dialysis or home dialysis.

   Renal dialysis—A process by which dissolved substances are removed from a patient’s body by diffusion from one fluid compartment to another across a semipermeable membrane.

   Renal dialysis facility—A facility approved by the Department of Health to furnish dialysis services on an outpatient basis. A dialysis facility may be hospital based or may be operated independently of a hospital.

   Self-renal dialysis—Dialysis performed at a facility with little or no professional assistance, by a dialysis patient or patient partner, who has completed an appropriate course of training.

   Self-renal dialysis training and home renal dialysis training—A program that trains dialysis patients to perform self-dialysis or home dialysis with little or no professional assistance, and trains other individuals to assist patients in performing self-dialysis or home dialysis.

   Staff-assisted dialysis—Dialysis performed by the staff of the center.

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