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      RS 28:911     


§911. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter and unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

            (1) "Behavioral health services" means community-based mental health and substance-related and addictive disorders services.

            (2) "Board" means the governing body of the district or authority.

            (3) "Case records" means medical and treatment records, records and investigations of abuse or neglect of adults, records of public health services including children's special health services, nutrition, and immunization, and other medical, disability, or behavioral health service records related to services provided by the district or authority or the department.

            (4) "Department" means the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (5) "Human services accountability plan", referred to in this Chapter as "accountability plan", means the statewide human services plan developed by the department in consultation with the Human Services Interagency Council which sets forth the criteria, process, timelines, guidelines for service delivery, clinical protocols, evidence-based practices, quality management and monitoring, data collection and reporting, performance outcome measures, and information management to be followed by the department and the districts.

            (6) "Human services district or authority" and "district or authority" mean a local governing entity, as identified in R.S. 28:912(A), with local accountability and management of behavioral health, intellectual disability, and developmental disability services as well as any public health or other services contracted to the district or authority by the department.

            (7) "Human services framework", referred to in this Chapter as "framework", means the requirements specified in the contract between the department and the district that set forth the organizational structure, eligible and priority populations, core and targeted services, and standards for intake and access to institutional and community services, which require adherence to the human services accountability plan for a district. The framework is developed, implemented, and monitored through an ongoing statewide process performed by the department in consultation with the Human Services Interagency Council.

            (8) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            Acts 2008, No. 373, §2, eff. June 21, 2008; Acts 2017, No. 73, §1, eff. June 7, 2017; Acts 2017, No. 369, §2; Acts 2018, No. 206, §1.

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