Maine Revised Statutes

§20003. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]

1. Alcoholic.  "Alcoholic" means a person who uses alcoholic beverages to the extent that the person's health is substantially impaired or endangered or the person's social or economic function is substantially disrupted.
[ 1991, c. 601, §3 (AMD) .]
2. Approved public treatment facility.  "Approved public treatment facility" means an alcohol treatment facility operating under the direction and control of the department or providing treatment under this subchapter through a contract with the department under section 20008, or any facility funded in whole or in part by municipal, state or federal funds.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §7 (AMD) .]
3. Approved treatment facility.  "Approved treatment facility" means a public or private alcohol treatment facility meeting standards approved by the department in accordance with section 20005 and licensed pursuant to subchapter 5 and other applicable provisions of state law.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §8 (AMD) .]
3-A. Commission.  "Commission" means the Substance Abuse Services Commission, as established by section 12004-G, subsection 13-C.
[ 1993, c. 410, Pt. LL, §4 (NEW) .]
3-B. Commissioner.  "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §9 (AMD) .]
4. Community service provider.  "Community service provider" means a provider of alcohol or drug abuse treatment or gambling addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, evaluation.
[ 2007, c. 116, §2 (AMD) .]
5. Council. 
[ 1993, c. 410, Pt. LL, §5 (RP) .]
6. Department.  "Department" means the Department of Health and Human Services.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §10 (AMD) .]
7. Dependency-related drug.  "Dependency-related drug" means alcohol or any substance controlled under Title 22, chapter 558 or Title 32, chapter 117.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
8. Director. 
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §11 (RP) .]
9. Drug abuse prevention.  "Drug abuse prevention" means all facilities, programs or services relating to drug abuse control, education, rehabilitation, research, training and treatment, and includes these functions as related to alcoholics and intoxicated persons. The term includes such functions even when performed by an organization whose primary mission is the prevention of drug traffic or is unrelated to drugs. This term does not include any function defined under subsection 19 as "prevention of drug traffic."
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
10. Drug abuser.  "Drug abuser" means a person who uses any drugs, dependency-related drugs or hallucinogens in violation of any law of the State.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
11. Drug addict.  "Drug addict" means a drug-dependent person who, due to the use of a dependency-related drug, has developed such a tolerance to the dependency-related drug that abrupt termination of its use would produce withdrawal symptoms.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
12. Drug-dependent person.  "Drug-dependent person" means any person who is unable to function effectively and whose inability to do so causes, or results from, the use of a dependency-related drug.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
13. Emergency service patrol. 
[ 1991, c. 601, §5 (RP) .]
14. Incapacitated by alcohol. 
[ 1991, c. 601, §5 (RP) .]
15. Incompetent person. 
[ 1991, c. 601, §5 (RP) .]
16. Intoxicated person. 
[ 1991, c. 601, §5 (RP) .]
17. Office. 
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §12 (RP) .]
18. Prevention.  "Prevention" means any activity designed to educate or provide information to individuals and groups about the use or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
19. Prevention of drug traffic.  "Prevention of drug traffic" means any functions conducted for the purpose of preventing drug traffic, such as law enforcement and judicial activities or proceedings, including:
A. The investigation, arrest and prosecution of drug offenders and offenses; or [1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]
B. The detection and suppression of illicit drug supplies. [1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
20. Standards.  "Standards" means criteria and rules of the department that are to be met before and during operation of any treatment facility or treatment program.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §13 (AMD) .]
21. Substance Abuse Advisory Group.  "Substance Abuse Advisory Group" means the group consisting of the 5 commissioners designated in section 20007.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
22. Treatment.  "Treatment" means the broad range of emergency, outpatient, intermediate and inpatient services and care, including career counseling, diagnostic evaluation, employment, health, medical, psychiatric, psychological, recreational, rehabilitative, social service care, treatment and vocational services, that may be extended to an alcoholic, intoxicated person, drug abuser, drug addict, drug-dependent person or a person in need of assistance due to the use of a dependency-related drug.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
23. Treatment program.  "Treatment program" means any program or service, or portion of a program or service, sponsored under the auspices of a public or private nonprofit agency providing services especially designed for the treatment of those persons listed in subsection 22.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 934, §A3 (NEW). 1991, c. 601, §§3-5 (AMD). 1991, c. 850, §2 (AMD). 1993, c. 410, §§LL4,5 (AMD). 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 116, §2 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §§7-13 (AMD).