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facility

 [fah-sil´ĭ-te]
an agency or other site where an activity or process is carried out.
independent living f's congregate housing.
intermediate care facility (ICF) a health related facility designed to provide custodial care for individuals unable to care for themselves because of mental or physical infirmity; not considered by the government to be a medical facility, it can receive no reimbursement under Medicare, generally receiving the bulk of its financing under Medicaid. Federal regulations require that an ICF have a registered nurse as director of nursing and a licensed nurse on duty at least 8 hours a day; other staffing requirements vary from state to state.
skilled nursing facility (SNF) a type of nursing home recognized by the Medicare and Medicaid systems as meeting long term health care needs for individuals who have the potential to function independently after a limited period of care. A multidisciplinary team guides health care and rehabilitative services, including skilled nursing care.

facility

Vox populi A place where an activity occurs. See Approved health care facility, Correctional facility, Health care facility, Intermediate care facility, Plan skilled nursing facility, Residential facility, Screening facility, Skilled nursing facility, Treatment facility, Waste encapsulation storage facility.
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In defending this opinion, representatives noted that the revision of the first product rule would create a decided bias against the facilities needed to divert material from the waste stream and reuse it, instead favoring disposal or burning in a waste-to-energy facility.
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A description of the taxpayer's "business purpose" for providing the entertainment facility, including any business benefit derived or expected and the nature of any business discussion with the person entertained.
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The NCCF also maintains a full-time painting support crew whose responsibilities include keeping the facility freshly painted and free from graffiti.
Over the past decades, traditional funds for expansion, facility improvement, and construction have virtually disappeared.
The retired individual or couple must be entitled to use the facility for life.
I explained that the facility was a SNF, which meant that it had medically complex patients who were on ventilators, had tracheotomies, were oxygen-dependent, had diabetes, used intravenous medications, had breathing treatments, and so forth--just like a hospital.
Based upon information and decisions elicited from the group, the consultants generated the procedures for carrying out behavior management, within the existing culture and practices of the facility.

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