TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-1.10
Alcoholism

SECTION 23-1.10-6


§ 23-1.10-6 Comprehensive program for treatment.

(a) The department shall establish a comprehensive and coordinated program for the treatment of alcoholics and intoxicated persons. The director shall divide the state into appropriate regions for the conduct of the program and establish standards for the development of the program on the regional level. In establishing the regions, consideration shall be given to city, town, and county lines and population concentrations.

(b) The program of the division shall include:

(1) Emergency treatment provided by a facility affiliated with or part of the medical service of a general hospital;

(2) Inpatient treatment;

(3) Intermediate treatment; and

(4) Outpatient and follow-up treatment.

(c) The department shall provide for adequate and appropriate treatment for alcoholics and intoxicated persons admitted pursuant to §§ 23-1.10-11 and 23-1.10-12. Treatment may not be provided at a correctional institution except for inmates.

(d) The department shall maintain, supervise, and control all facilities operated by it subject to its policies. The administrator of each facility shall make an annual report of its activities to the director in the form and manner the director specifies.

(e) All appropriate public and private resources shall be coordinated with and utilized in the program whenever possible.

(f) The director shall prepare, publish, and distribute annually a list of all approved public and private treatment facilities.

(g) The department may contract for the use of any facility as an approved public treatment facility if the director, subject to the policies of the department, considers this to be an effective and economical course to follow.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 130, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 40.1-4-6; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 14, § 4.)