2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 40.1 - Mental health, retardation, and hospitals
CHAPTER 40.1-25 - Protection and Advocacy System Right of Access
§ 40.1-25-2 - Definitions.
§ 40.1-25-2 Definitions. (a) "Facility rendering care or treatment" means and includes, but is not limited to, public and private hospitals, community residences as defined by § 40.1-24.5-1, shelter care facilities, board and care facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and other congregate living facilities for mentally ill individuals.
(b) "Mentally ill individual" means an individual:
(1) Who has a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a mental health professional qualified under the laws and regulations of the state; and
(2) Who is an inpatient or resident in a facility as defined in subsection (a).
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