2007 ORS § 430.306¹
Definitions for ORS 430.315 to 430.335, 430.397 and 430.399

As used in ORS 430.315 (Policy) to 430.335 (Authority of Department of Human Services relating to alcohol and drug dependence), 430.397 (Voluntary admission of person to treatment facility) and 430.399 (When person must be taken to treatment facility), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Alcoholic" means any person who has lost the ability to control the use of alcoholic beverages, or who uses alcoholic beverages to the extent that the health of the person or that of others is substantially impaired or endangered or the social or economic function of the person is substantially disrupted. An alcoholic may be physically dependent, a condition in which the body requires a continuing supply of alcohol to avoid characteristic withdrawal symptoms, or psychologically dependent, a condition characterized by an overwhelming mental desire for continued use of alcoholic beverages.

(2) "Applicant" means a city, county or any combination thereof.

(3) "Department" means the Department of Human Services.

(4) "Detoxification center" means a publicly or privately operated profit or nonprofit facility approved by the department that provides emergency care or treatment for alcoholics or drug-dependent persons.

(5) "Director of the treatment facility" means the person in charge of treatment and rehabilitation programs at a treatment facility.

(6) "Drug-dependent person" means one who has lost the ability to control the personal use of controlled substances or other substances with abuse potential, or who uses such substances or controlled substances to the extent that the health of the person or that of others is substantially impaired or endangered or the social or economic function of the person is substantially disrupted. A drug-dependent person may be physically dependent, a condition in which the body requires a continuing supply of a drug or controlled substance to avoid characteristic withdrawal symptoms, or psychologically dependent, a condition characterized by an overwhelming mental desire for continued use of a drug or controlled substance.

(7) "Halfway house" means a publicly or privately operated profit or nonprofit, residential facility approved by the department that provides rehabilitative care and treatment for alcoholics or drug-dependent persons.

(8) "Local alcoholism planning committee" means a committee appointed or designated by the county governing body under ORS 430.342 (Local alcoholism planning committees).

(9) "Other treatment facility" includes outpatient facilities, inpatient facilities and such other facilities as the department determines suitable, any of which may provide diagnosis and evaluation, medical care, detoxification, social services or rehabilitation for alcoholics or drug-dependent persons and which operate in the form of a general hospital, a state hospital, a foster home, a hostel, a clinic or other suitable form approved by the department. [1973 c.682 §1a (enacted in lieu of 430.305); 1977 c.856 §2; 1979 c.744 §24; 1987 c.61 §1; 2001 c.900 §136]