PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
56-1037. Poison control center established -- Services offered. The director of the department of health and welfare (for purposes of sections 56-1036 through 56-1040, Idaho Code, "director") shall establish, and provide support in a manner consistent with sections 56-1036 through 56-1040, Idaho Code, a statewide poison control center. The poison control center shall offer the following services:
(1) Provide twenty-four (24) hour emergency telephone management and treatment referral of victims of poisoning to include determining whether treatment can be accomplished at the scene of the incident or transport to an emergency treatment or other facility is required, and carrying out telephone follow-up to families and other individuals to assure that adequate care is provided;
(2) Provide information to health professionals involved in management of poisoning and overdose victims; and
(3) Provide coordination and development of community education programs designed to inform the public and members of the health professions of poison prevention and treatment methods and to improve awareness of poisoning problems, occupational risks and environmental exposures.
[(56-1037) 39-167, added 1996, ch. 147, sec. 1, p. 484; am. and redesig. 2001, ch. 110, sec. 32, p. 388.]