HEALTH AND SAFETY
ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT ACT
39-306. Acceptance for treatment — Rules. The board of health and welfare shall adopt rules for the acceptance of persons into the treatment program, considering available treatment resources and facilities, for the purpose of early and effective treatment of alcoholics, intoxicated persons and drug addicts. In establishing the rules the board shall be guided by the following standards:
(1) If possible a patient shall be treated on a voluntary rather than an involuntary basis.
(2) A patient shall be initially assigned or transferred to outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment, unless he is found to require inpatient treatment.
(3) A person shall not be denied treatment solely because he has withdrawn from treatment against medical advice on a prior occasion or because he has relapsed after earlier treatment.
(4) An individualized treatment plan shall be prepared and maintained on a current basis for each patient.
(5) Provision shall be made for a continuum of coordinated treatment services, so that a person who leaves a facility or a form of treatment will have available and utilize other appropriate treatment.
[39-306, as added by S.L. 1975, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 1987, ch. 289, sec. 5, p. 612; am. 2008, ch. 94, sec. 3, p. 261.]