For the purpose of this Part:
a) Authorized agency means one of the entities defined in paragraph (a) or (b) of subdivision 10 of section 371 of the Social Services Law.
b) OCFS means the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
c) Supervised independent living program authorization means written approval issued by OCFS to an authorized agency in accordance with this Part for the operation of a supervised independent living program.
d) Supervised independent living program means one or more of a type of agency operated boarding home operated and certified by an authorized agency in accordance with this Part to provide a transitional experience for older youth who, based upon their circumstances, are appropriate for transition to the level of care and supervision provided in the program.
e) Supervised independent living unit means a home or apartment certified in accordance with the standards set forth in this Part by an authorized agency approved by OCFS to operate a supervised independent living program for the care of up to four youth including their children. Each supervised independent living unit must be located in the community separate from any of the authorized agency's other congregate dwellings.
f) Supervised independent living program certification means a certificate issued by an authorized agency approved to operate a supervised independent living program for the operation of a supervised independent living unit. Such certification is non-transferable and is effective for a one year period.
g) Youth means a child in the care and custody or the custody and guardianship of the commissioner of a local department of social services or OCFS.
h) Adult permanency resource means a caring committed adult who has been determined by a social services district to be an appropriate and acceptable resource for a youth and is committed to providing emotional support, advise and guidance to the youth and to assist the youth as the youth makes the transition from foster care to responsible adulthood.
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