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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

“Authority” means the Nevada-Sierra In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority.

“Consumer” means a person who is a current or past user of personal assistance services paid through public or private funds, and includes a recipient of assistance from IHSS.

“County” means the counties of Nevada and Sierra, both collectively and individually, as the context may require.

“IHSS” means in-home supportive services as described in Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 12300(a), (b) , et seq., as amended from time to time.

“Provider” means a person who provides authorized in-home supportive services to a recipient.

“Recipient” means a person eligible and authorized to receive in-home supportive services pursuant to Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §  12300 , et seq.