TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.26
Comprehensive Discharge Planning

SECTION 23-17.26-2


§ 23-17.26-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Director" means the director of department of health.

(2) "Department" means the department of health.

(3) "Emergency room diversion facility" means a health care facility approved by the Rhode Island department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to act as an immediate alternative to a hospital or emergency room, and which concentrates on treating non-urgent substance use disorders that can be appropriately treated in alternative settings.

(4) "Health care clinic" means a health care facility licensed in accordance with chapter 17 of this title and that primarily delivers ambulatory care on an out-patient basis.

(5) "Hospital" means a person or governmental entity licensed in accordance with chapter 17 of this title to establish, maintain, and operate a hospital.

(6) "Urgent care center" means a health care facility licensed in accordance with chapter 17 of this title that primarily provides emergent health care services and urgent health care services as defined in § 23-17.12-2.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 119, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 108, § 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 130, § 3.)