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Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XVIII. Public Health § 222.005. Definitions for chapter

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As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)  “Administrator” means the person or the designee of the person, in charge of the operation of substance use disorder prevention, intervention, or treatment program;

(2)  “Agency” means a legal entity operating hospital-based or nonhospital-based substance use disorder prevention, intervention, or treatment programs;

(3)   “Cabinet” means the Cabinet for Health and Family Services;

(4)  “Director” means the director of the Division of Behavioral Health of the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities;

(5)  “Hospital” means an establishment with organized medical staff and permanent facilities with inpatient beds which provide medical services, including physician services and continuous nursing services for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have a variety of medical conditions, both surgical and nonsurgical;

(6)  “Intoxication” means being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or both, which significantly impairs a person's ability to function;

(7)  “Narcotic treatment program” means a substance use disorder program using approved controlled substances and offering a range of treatment procedures and services for the rehabilitation of persons dependent on opium, morphine, heroin, or any derivative or synthetic drug of that group;

(8)  “Other drugs” means controlled substances as defined in KRS Chapter 218A and volatile substances as defined in KRS 217.900;

(9)  “Patient” means any person admitted to a hospital or a licensed substance use disorder treatment program;

(10) “Program” means a set of services rendered directly to the public that is organized around a common goal of either preventing, intervening, or treating substance use disorder problems;

(11) “Secretary” means the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services;

(12) “Substance use disorder” means a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms indicating that the individual continues using the substance despite significant substance-related problems.  Criteria for substance use disorder are in the most current edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;

(13) “Treatment” means services and programs for the care and rehabilitation of intoxicated persons and persons suffering from substance use disorder.  “Treatment” includes those services provided by the cabinet in KRS 222.211 and, in KRS 222.430 to 222.437, it specifically includes the services described in KRS 222.211(1)(c) and (d);  and

(14) “Qualified health professional” has the same meaning as qualified mental health professional in KRS 202A.011, except that it also includes an alcohol and drug counselor licensed or certified under KRS Chapter 309.

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