2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-3-403. Definitions.

43A OK Stat § 43A-3-403 (2015) What's This?

As used in the Oklahoma Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Act:

1. "Approved treatment facility" means any facility which:

a.offers either inpatient, intermediate or outpatient treatment to any person suffering from alcohol or drug abuse, or alcohol- or drug-related problems, and

b.is certified by the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services;

2. An "alcohol-dependent person" is one who uses alcoholic beverages to such an extent that it impairs the health, family life, or occupation of the person and compromises the health and safety of the community;

3. A "drug-dependent person" means a person who is using a controlled substance as presently defined in Section 102 of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and who is in a state of psychic or physical dependence, or both, arising from administration of that controlled substance on an intermittent or continuous basis. Drug dependence is characterized by behavioral and other responses which include a strong compulsion to take the substance on a continuous basis in order to experience its psychic effects, or to avoid the discomfort of its absence;

4. "Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as the direct result of the consumption of alcohol or drugs;

5. "Medical detoxification" means diagnostic and treatment services performed by licensed facilities for acute alcohol intoxication, delirium tremens and physical and neurological complications resulting from acute intoxication. Medical detoxification includes the services of a physician and attendant medical personnel including nurses, interns and emergency room personnel, the administration of a medical examination and a medical history, the use of an emergency room and emergency medical equipment if warranted, a general diet of three meals each day, the administration of appropriate laboratory tests, and supervision by properly trained personnel until the person is no longer medically incapacitated by the effects of alcohol;

6. "Nonmedical detoxification" means detoxification services for intoxicated clients with no apparent physical or neurological symptoms requiring medical treatment as a result of their intoxication. Nonmedical detoxification includes providing a bed, oral administration of fluids, three meals a day and the taking of the client's temperature, blood pressure and pulse at least once every six (6) hours for the duration of the client's stay in the nonmedical detoxification service;

7. "Inpatient treatment" means the process of providing residential diagnostic and treatment services on a scheduled basis;

8. "Intermediate care" means an organized therapeutic environment in which a client may receive diagnostic services, counseling, vocational rehabilitation and/or work therapy while benefiting from the support which a full or partial residential setting can provide. Intermediate care should provide a transition between the inpatient detoxification facility and reintegration into community life. Intermediate care must include provision for a bed, three meals a day and medical support if needed;

9. "Transitional living facility" and "halfway house" means an approved treatment facility which offers or provides temporary residential accommodations, meals, supervision at all times residents are in the facility or on facility premises, and services, including counseling, short-term supportive care, case management, mental health services or treatment services;

10. "Short-term supportive care" means a service rendered to any person residing in a halfway house or transitional living facility which is sufficient to assist the person to meet or achieve an adequate level of daily living and to learn or develop adequate daily living skills. Daily living skills shall include, but not be limited to, resident participation in meal preparation and routine housekeeping and laundry tasks. Short-term supportive assistance includes, but is not limited to, assistance in the preparation of meals, housekeeping, laundry tasks and personal hygiene. Short-term supportive assistance shall not include medical services or personal care as defined in Section 1-820 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;

11. "Treatment" means the broad range of emergency, inpatient, intermediate and outpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, psychiatric, psychological and social service care, vocational rehabilitation and career counseling, which may be extended to alcohol-dependent, intoxicated and drug-dependent persons; and

12. “Faith-based” means an organization, association, facility or program that offers services within a context of religious beliefs that are articulated by the organization’s, association’s, facility’s or program’s mission statement, affiliations, or sponsoring entities.

Added by Laws 1974, c. 137, § 3, emerg. eff. May 3, 1974. Amended by Laws 1978, c. 64, § 3; Laws 1983, c. 134, § 4, eff. July 1, 1983; Laws 1986, c. 103, § 37, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from § 2110 of Title 63 by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 104, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1987, c. 225, § 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1987; Laws 1990, c. 51, § 76, emerg. eff. April 9, 1990; Laws 2001, c. 186, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 488, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 46, § 18, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003; Laws 2003, c. 196, § 4, emerg. eff. May 7, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 97, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2013, c. 213, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.

NOTE: Laws 2002, c. 230, § 17 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 46, § 41, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003.

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