Idaho Statutes
pecnv.out

TITLE 39
HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 3
ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT ACT
39-302.  Definitions. As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this section shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates another meaning:
(1)  "Addiction" or "alcoholism" means a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease with genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one (1) or more of the following: impaired control over drug or alcohol use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving.
(2)  "Alcoholic" means a person who has the disease of alcoholism, which is characterized by behaviors that include one (1) or more of the following: impaired control over alcohol use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving.
(3)  "Approved private treatment facility" means a private agency meeting the standards prescribed in section 39-305(1), Idaho Code, and approved under the provisions of section 39-305(3), Idaho Code, and rules promulgated by the board of health and welfare pursuant to this chapter.
(4)  "Approved public treatment facility" means a treatment agency operating under the provisions of this chapter through a contract with the department of health and welfare pursuant to section 39-304(7), Idaho Code, and meeting the standards prescribed in section 39-305(1), Idaho Code, and approved pursuant to section 39-305(3), Idaho Code, and rules promulgated by the board of health and welfare pursuant to this chapter.
(5)  "Department" means the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(6)  "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(7)  "Drug addict" means a person who has the disease of addiction, which is characterized by behaviors that include one (1) or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving.
(8)  "Incapacitated by alcohol or drugs" means that a person, as a result of the use of alcohol or drugs, is unconscious or has his judgment otherwise so impaired that he is incapable of realizing and making a rational decision with respect to his need for treatment.
(9)  "Incompetent person" means a person who has been adjudged incompetent by an appropriate court within this state.
(10) "Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of drugs or alcohol.
(11) "Recovery support services" means those ancillary, nonclinical services needed for a client to maintain substance abuse or addiction recovery. These services may include transportation, childcare, drug testing, safe and sober housing and care management.
(12) "Substance abuse" means the misuse or excessive use of alcohol or other drugs or substances.
(13) "Treatment" means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation and career counseling, which may be extended to alcoholics and intoxicated persons and/or drug addicts.

History:
[39-302, added 1975, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 1987, ch. 289, sec. 2, p. 610; am. 2006, ch. 407, sec. 1, p. 1232; am. 2008, ch. 94, sec. 1, p. 259; am. 2012, ch. 107, sec. 3, p. 288.]


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