4. For the purposes of this Regulation,
(1) “activities” means an organized and structured activity in connection with an approach, that is conducted at a determined time, involves one or more participants and has a specific content. The activity is conducted as part of an intervention program for or with persons lodged to modify or cease a behaviour, a thought or an emotion. The assessment, support, education and follow-up of the persons lodged and conjugal and family intervention are considered activities;
(2) “approach” means a theory of intervention that guides the manner in which a problem is dealt with or conceived and ensures the coherence of the interventions;
(3) “addiction” means an addiction to alcohol, drugs or gambling;
(4) “case worker” means a person, including an officer, if applicable, who, in carrying on duties in the operation of the resource, intervenes directly with persons lodged to provide assistance and support in the course of the activities;
(5) “individualized intervention plan” is a tool used to identify the needs of the person lodged, the objectives pursued, the means to be used and the estimated period during which services are to be provided to the person lodged. The intervention plan must ensure coordination of the services provided to the person lodged by the various case workers involved;
(6) “recognized practice” means a component of an intervention that must rely on evidence-based data, such as scientific consensus from a collection of studies supporting the efficiency of treatment protocols or specific practices on the clinical or organizational level, or on the consensus of a group of experts;
(7) “intervention program” means a coherent and organized system of objectives, activities and human, material and financial resources based on an approach to be implemented to meet the needs of a specific clientele to change the clientele’s state.