HEALTH AND SAFETY
ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT ACT
39-307. Voluntary treatment of alcoholics and drug addicts. (1) An alcoholic or a drug addict may apply for voluntary treatment directly to any approved public treatment facility. If the proposed patient is a minor or an incompetent person, he, a parent, legal guardian, or other legal representative shall make the application.
(2) Subject to rules adopted by the board of health and welfare, the director or his designee may determine who shall be admitted to an approved public treatment facility.
(3) If a patient receiving inpatient care leaves an approved public treatment facility, he shall be encouraged to consent to appropriate outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment, and the department shall assist in obtaining supportive services and residential facilities.
(4) If a patient leaves an approved public treatment facility, upon the recommendation of departmental staff, the department shall make reasonable provisions for his transportation to another facility or to his home. If he has no home, he shall be assisted in obtaining shelter. If the patient is a minor or an incompetent person, the request for discharge from an inpatient facility shall be made by a parent, legal guardian, or other legal representative or by the minor or incompetent if he was the original applicant.
[39-307, as added by S.L. 1975, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 1987, ch. 289, sec. 6, p. 613; am. 2008, ch. 94, sec. 4, p. 261.]