2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2B-8 - Definitions


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2B-8 (2013) What's This?

26:2B-8. Definitions
The following words as used in this act shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings:

"Administrator" means the person in charge of the operation of a facility, or his designee.

"Admitted" means accepted for treatment at a facility.

"Alcoholic" means any person who chronically, habitually or periodically consumes alcoholic beverages to the extent that: a. such use substantially injures his health or substantially interferes with his social or economic functioning in the community on a continuing basis, or b. he has lost the power of self-control with respect to the use of such beverages.

"Authorized persons" means persons who serve as volunteer first aid or ambulance squad members, para-professional medical personnel and rehabilitated alcoholics.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Department" means the State Department of Health.

"Director" means the Director of the Division of Alcoholism.

"Division" means the Division of Alcoholism.

"Facility" means any public, private place, or portion thereof providing services especially designed for the treatment of intoxicated persons or alcoholics; including, but not limited to intoxication treatment centers, inpatient treatment facilities, outpatient facilities, and residential aftercare facilities.

"Incapacitated" means the condition of a person who is: a. as a result of the use of alcohol, unconscious or has his judgment so impaired that he is incapable of realizing and making a rational decision with respect to his need for treatment, b. in need of substantial medical attention, or c. likely to suffer substantial physical harm.

"Independent physician" means a physician other than one holding an office or appointment in any department, board or agency of the State of New Jersey or in any public facility.

"Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of alcoholic beverages.

"Patient" means any person admitted to a facility.

"Private facility" means a facility other than one operated by the Federal Government, the State of New Jersey or any political subdivision thereof.

"Public facility" means a facility operated by the State of New Jersey or any political subdivision thereof.

"Treatment" means services and programs for the care or rehabilitation of intoxicated persons and alcoholics, including, but not limited to, medical, psychiatric, psychological, vocational, educational, recreational, and social services and programs.

L.1975, c. 305, s. 2.


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