HEALTH AND SAFETY
REGIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
39-3122. DEFINITIONS. (1) "Behavioral health" means an integrated system for evaluation and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
(2) "Family support partner" means an individual who:
(a) Has lived experience caring for a child with a behavioral health diagnosis, mental illness or mental illness with a co-occurring substance use disorder;
(b) Has specialized training related to such care; and
(c) Has successfully navigated the various systems of care.
(3) "Peer support specialist" means an individual in recovery from mental illness or mental illness with a co-occurring substance use disorder who uses his or her lived experience and specialized training to assist other individuals in their own recovery.
(4) "Recovery coach" means an individual who has lived experience of recovery from a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental illness, either as a person in recovery or as a family member or significant other who uses his or her lived experience and specialized training to assist other individuals in their own recovery.
(5) "Region" means the administrative regions as defined by the department of health and welfare. Two (2) or more regions may consolidate for the purposes of this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter, regions will be consistent with judicial districts.
(6) "Supportive services" means ancillary non-clinical services provided as part of community family support and recovery support to promote and sustain the ability of individuals with behavioral health disorders to live in the community and avoid institutionalization. Supportive services include services provided by a family support partner, peer support specialist or recovery coach.
[39-3122, added 2014, ch. 43, sec. 3, p. 108; am. 2018, ch. 34, sec. 1, p. 64.]