HEALTH AND SAFETY
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CRISIS CENTERS
39-9103. DEFINITIONS. (1) "Behavioral health" means an integrated or combined system for evaluation and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
(2) "Behavioral health community crisis center" or "crisis center" means a voluntary outpatient facility operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year to provide evaluation, intervention and referral for individuals experiencing a crisis due to a behavioral health condition. The facility may not provide services to a client for more than twenty-three (23) hours and fifty-nine (59) minutes in a single episode of care.
(3) "Department" means the department of health and welfare.
(4) "Director" means the director of the department of health and welfare.
(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.
[39-9103, added 2014, ch. 131, sec. 1, p. 365.]