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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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Based on the individual's needs, guidelines help determine the most appropriate level of care.
Generally, individuals who require this level of care do not meet the criteria for a nursing facility's skilled or intermediate care.
Another important piece of data collection is your contract with the parent for the level of care you provide and the type of disabilities and chronic illnesses you can reasonably support.
Callahan gives a communitarian answer: The basic level of care should be whatever is sufficient "to ensure civic functioning" -- to allow children to function in schools, workers to function at their jobs, parents to function in child-rearing, citizens to exercise their roles in a political society.
He recounted a recent case involving a client that repeatedly asked to be moved into a higher level of care, in this case, from out-patient up to residential.
By identifying and providing the appropriate level of care initially, health plans can reduce the cost of managing these mental health problems.
He spent two weeks in intensive care at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and is now under the lowest level of care at the special care baby unit.
From a marketing standpoint, residents want to move into the independent living side, but they also want to have the comfort of knowing that a higher level of care is available.
In either case, you need to consider costs, level of care provided, facilities both within the accommodation and community, and rules such as whether or not you are allowed a pet.
There could be a lot of long term care-related paperwork coming out of Capitol Hill in 2005, with the federal government announcing plans to examine more than a dozen major industry issues--including Medicare payments to long term care facilities, level of care in such places, and nursing home deficiency trends
Whether the DCFS, which is understaffed and has a track record of failure, can successfully provide that level of care remains to be seen.
Similar individuals will also be necessary to undertake risk assessment of new health plan members and to develop systems that will place the new members at the appropriate level of care in the health organization's delivery system.