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For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
(1) Clients. Those persons identified as receiving or needing services for an intellectual disability.
(2) Department. The Department of Mental Health.
(3) Intellectual disability services. Evaluation for, amelioration of, habilitation for, prevention of, and research into the causes of intellectual disability.
(4) Mental health services. Diagnosis of, treatment of, rehabilitation for, follow-up care of, prevention of and research into the causes of all forms of mental or emotional illness, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, drug addiction, or epilepsy in combination with mental illness or an intellectual disability.
(5) Mental illness or substance abuse treatment. The application of professionally planned, managed, administered, or monitored clinical procedures or evidenced-based interventions to identify, stabilize, minimize, or alleviate the harmful consequences of substance related or mental or emotional disorders, and to restore impaired health and functionality relative to such.
(6) Patients. Those persons with mental or emotional illness.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 22. Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control § 22-50-1 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-22-health-mental-health-and-environmental-control/al-code-sect-22-50-1/
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