[353G-2] Definitions. As used in this chapter unless the context requires otherwise:

"Assessment" means an ongoing process through which a substance abuse professional collaborates with a client and other persons to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating the client's progress.

"Assessment program" refers to a not-for-profit corporation, government agency, or other entity accredited by the department of health to provide substance abuse services, or to a substance abuse professional certified pursuant to section 321-193.

"Drug or alcohol dependent" means in a state of physical or psychological dependence, or both, arising from the use of a controlled substance or alcohol on a continuous basis that is characterized by behavioral and other responses, including but not limited to a strong compulsion to take the controlled substance or alcohol on a recurring basis, regardless of consequence, in order to experience its psychotropic effects or to avoid the discomfort of its absence.

"Repeat offender" means any inmate in a state correctional center or facility who meets the requirements of section 353G-3(a).

"Substance abuse or additional treatment" means any type of drug or alcohol treatment ordered by the department of public safety, the Hawaii paroling authority, or the agency responsible for monitoring a person's compliance with the terms and conditions of parole or other release from a correctional center or facility to address a person's drug or alcohol dependence or other substance abuse or addiction treatment.

"Substance abuse program" or "treatment program" means a program concerned with education, prevention, or treatment directed toward achieving the prevention of substance abuse, or the social, mental, and physical restoration of substance abusers. The term "program" is synonymous with facility, agency, unit, and organization.

"Test" or "drug test" means a test conducted in a medically safe and appropriate manner to determine the presence or absence of alcohol or controlled substance metabolites, or to determine the recent or historical use of alcohol or a controlled substance by the subject of the test. [L 1998, c 152, pt of 2]

 

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