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Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 8
§ 464-b. Definitions. For the purposes of this article:

1. "Rural area" shall mean a rural area as defined in section two
thousand nine hundred fifty-one of the public health law.

2. "Advisory committee" shall mean the committee created in accordance
with section four hundred sixty-four-c of this article, for the purposes
of assisting the commissioner in administering the New York state rural
human services networking program created pursuant to the provisions of
this article.

3. "Human service" shall mean any service provided to individuals or
groups of individuals, for the purpose of improving or enhancing such
individuals' health and/or welfare, by addressing social problems
including but not limited to: domestic violence, teenage pregnancy,
migrant health problems, child abuse, nutritional deficiencies, suicide,
hunger, unemployment, lack of suitable shelter, crime, drug and alcohol
abuse and poverty.

4. "Human services provider" shall mean any public or not-for-profit
private entity utilizing public and/or private funds to provide or
contract for the provision of human services for the benefit of the
general public or specific client groups.