Maine Revised Statutes

§20008. Comprehensive program on alcoholism and drug abuse

The department shall establish and provide for the implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated program of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment in accordance with subchapters 2 and 3 and the purposes of this Act. The program must include the following elements. [2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §26 (AMD).]

1. Public and private resources.  All appropriate public and private resources must be coordinated with and utilized in the program.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Program.  The program must include emergency treatment provided by a facility affiliated with a general hospital or with part of the medical service of a general hospital.
[ 1989, c. 934, Pt. A, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Treatment.  The department shall provide for adequate and appropriate treatment for alcoholics, drug abusers, drug addicts and drug-dependent persons admitted under sections 20043 to 20044. Treatment may not be provided at a correctional institution, except for inmates.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §27 (AMD) .]
4. Contract with facilities.  The department shall contract with approved treatment facilities whenever possible. The administrator of any treatment facility may receive for observation, diagnosis, care and treatment in the facility any person whose admission is applied for under any of the procedures in this subchapter.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §28 (AMD) .]
1989, c. 934, §A3 (NEW). 1991, c. 601, §§10-12 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §§26-28 (AMD).