§ 40.1-2-1 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Care and treatment" means the health services provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis in any facility directly operated by the department. Those services may include, but are not limited to, medical services, nursing care, bed and board, ancillary treatment services, and all other diagnostics and therapeutic items and services provided by the facility.
(2) "Charges" means the full and customary charges for care and treatment in each facility. Charges shall be calculated and billed in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to § 40.1-2-2.
(3) "Department" means the department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals.
(4) "Facility" means any institutional or other treatment program operated directly by the department.
(5) "Patient" means:
(i) Every individual who receives care and treatment in a facility, and/or that individual's spouse;
(ii) The patient's legal guardian or conservator;
(iii) The executor or administrator of the patient's estate if the patient is deceased;
(iv) Any family member, friend, or other individual who has possession or control of all or part of the patient's estate.
(6) "Patient's estate" means the patient's assets and income, whether in possession or under control of the patient, the patient's spouse, the patient's legal guardian or conservator, or a family member, friend, or other individual. Assets and income, and their treatment for billing purposes, shall be set forth in the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to § 40.1-2-2.
(7) "Third-party programs" means any insurance or welfare program, which provides reimbursement for care and treatment.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 520, § 2.)