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Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 7, TITLE 4
§ 463. Definitions. For the purposes of this title, the following
definitions shall apply:

1. "Community residential facility" means any facility operated or
subject to licensure by the state which provides a supervised residence
for mentally, emotionally, physically, or socially disabled persons or
for persons in need of supervision or juvenile delinquents. This term
includes, but is not limited to, community residences for the mentally
disabled operated or licensed by the office of mental health or office
for people with developmental disabilities or by the divisions of the
office of alcoholism and substance abuse, agency operated boarding
homes, group homes or private proprietary homes for adults operated or
licensed by the department of social services, group homes operated by,
contracted for or licensed by the division for youth and half-way houses
operated or licensed by the division of substance abuse services.

2. "Sponsoring agency" means an agency or unit of government, a
voluntary agency as defined in the mental hygiene law or other
organization which intends to establish or operate a community
residential facility.

3. "Licensing authority" means the head of the state agency
responsible for issuance of a license or operating certificate to a
proposed community residential facility.