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254A.02 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. For the purposes of chapter 254A, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. "Approved treatment program" means care and treatment services provided by any individual, organization or association to drug dependent persons, which meets the standards established by the commissioner of human services.

Subd. 3. "Comprehensive program" means the range of services which are to be made available for the purpose of prevention, care and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.

Subd. 4. "Drug abuse or abuse of drugs" is the use of any psychoactive or mood altering chemical substance, without compelling medical reason, in such a manner as to induce mental, emotional or physical impairment and cause socially dysfunctional or socially disordering behavior and which results in psychological or physiological dependency as a function of continued use.

Subd. 5. "Drug dependent person" means any inebriate person or any person incapable of self-management or management of personal affairs or unable to function physically or mentally in an effective manner because of the abuse of a drug, including alcohol.

Subd. 6. "Facility" means any treatment facility administered under an approved treatment program established under Laws 1973, chapter 572.

Subd. 7. "Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of alcohol, or other drugs.

Subd. 8. "Other drugs" means any psychoactive chemical other than alcohol.

Subd. 9. "Program director" means the director of any approved treatment program responsible under Laws 1973, chapter 572 for the examination, treatment or making of recommendations with respect to care and treatment of any person subject to the provisions of Laws 1973, chapter 572.

Subd. 10. "State authority" is a division established within the department of human services for the purpose of relating the authority of state government in the area of alcohol and drug abuse to the alcohol and drug abuse activities within the state.

Subd. 11. "American Indian" means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe. The commissioner shall use the definitions of "Indian" and "Indian tribe" and "Indian organization" provided in United States Code, title 25, section 450(b), as amended through December 31, 1992.

Subd. 12. "Area mental health board" or "area board" means a board established pursuant to sections 245.61 to 245.69.

Subd. 13. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

Subd. 14. "Youth" means any person 18 years of age or under.

Subd. 15. "Underserved populations" means identifiable groups of significant numbers which do not have available to them sufficient programs and services designed to meet their special alcoholism and chemical dependency needs.

Subd. 16. "Affected employee" means an employee whose job performance is substantially affected by chemical dependency.

Subd. 17. "Purchase of service agreement" means a contract between a contractor and service provider for the provision of services. The agreement shall specify the services to be provided, the method of delivery, the type of staff to be employed, and a method of evaluation of the services to be provided.

HIST: 1973 c 572 s 2; 1974 c 575 s 1; 1976 c 125 s 1,2; 1979 c 243 s 3; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 444; 1994 c 529 s 4

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