Family-Centered Care Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 300ff-88 [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 6a. The Public Health Service; HIV Health Care Services Program; General Provisions], family-centered care means “the system of services described in this title [42 USCS §§ 300ff et seq.] that is targeted specifically to the special needs of infants, children, women and families. Family-centered care shall be based on a partnership between parents, professionals, and the community designed to ensure an integrated, coordinated, culturally sensitive, and community-based continuum of care for children, women, and families with HIV/AIDS.”