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    Subdivision 1. Scope. 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. "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. "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. "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. "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. "Facility" means any treatment facility administered under an approved
treatment program established under Laws 1973, chapter 572.
    Subd. 7. Intoxicated person. "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. "Other drugs" means any psychoactive chemical other than alcohol.
    Subd. 9. Program director. "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. "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. "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. "Area mental health board" or "area
board" means a board established pursuant to sections 245.61 to 245.69.
    Subd. 13. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
    Subd. 14. Youth. "Youth" means any person 18 years of age or under.
    Subd. 15. Underserved populations. "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. "Affected employee" means an employee whose job
performance is substantially affected by chemical dependency.
    Subd. 17. Purchase of service agreement. "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.
History: 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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