Community Services and Long-Term Care: Issues of Negligence and Liability. NOTES

01/01/1982

  1. The term agency is used here in the legal sense where it refers to the relationship in which one individual, the agent, acts on behalf of and at the direction of another individual. It does not refer to the social agency concept.

  2. A representative payee is an individual named and approved by the Social Security Administration to be the recipient of a person's Social Security check.

  3. "No Fault," "contributory negligence", "comparative negligence" and "guest statute" are terms which reflect a state's laws governing insurance.

  4. Alexander, G.J. and Lewin, T.H.D. The Aged and the Need for Surrogate Management, New York: Syracuse University, 1972.

  5. Agency is used in the legal rather than the organizational sense. In the legal sense, agency refers to the relationship in which one individual, the agent, acts on behalf of and at the direction of another individual.

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