Maine Revised Statutes

§9002. Definitions--Article II

As used in this compact, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words have the following meanings. [1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW).]

1. Aftercare.  "Aftercare" means care, treatment and services provided a patient, as defined, on convalescent status or conditional release.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
2. Institution.  "Institution" means any hospital or other facility maintained by a party state or political subdivision thereof for the care and treatment of mental illness or mental deficiency.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
3. Mental deficiency.  "Mental deficiency" means mental deficiency as defined by appropriate clinical authorities to such extent that a person is incapable of managing that person's affairs, but may not include mental illness.
[ 2009, c. 299, Pt. A, §7 (AMD) .]
4. Mental illness.  "Mental illness" means mental disease to such extent that a person requires care and treatment for that person's own welfare or the welfare of others or of the community.
[ 2009, c. 299, Pt. A, §8 (AMD) .]
5. Patient.  "Patient" means any person subject to or eligible, as determined by the laws of the sending state, for institutionalization or other care, treatment or supervision pursuant to this compact.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
6. Receiving state.  "Receiving state" means a party state to which a patient is transported pursuant to the compact or to which it is contemplated that a patient may be so sent.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
7. Sending state.  "Sending state" means a party state from which a patient is transported pursuant to the compact or from which it is contemplated that a patient may be so sent.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
8. State.  "State" means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
[ 1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW). 2009, c. 299, Pt. A, §§7, 8 (AMD).