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Legal Information: North Dakota

Statutes: North Dakota

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February 25, 2019

25-01-01. Definitions

In this title, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:
1. “Licensed physician” means an individual licensed under the laws of this state to practice medicine and also means a medical officer of the government of the United States while in this state in the performance of the physician’s official duties.
2. “Mentally ill individual” means an individual having a psychiatric or other disease which substantially impairs the individual’s mental health.
3. “North Dakota vision services–school for the blind” means the North Dakota vision services–school for the blind as maintained under section 25-06-01.
4. “School for the deaf” means the school for the deaf of North Dakota.
5. “State hospital” means the state hospital for the mentally ill.
6. “Superintendent” means the superintendent of the state hospital, of the life skills and transition center, of North Dakota vision services–school for the blind, or of the school for the deaf, as the case may be.
7. “Supervising officer” means the executive director of the department of human services or the superintendent of public instruction, as the case may be.
8. “Tier 1 mental health professional” means a tier 1a or tier 1b mental health professional.
a. A tier 1a mental health professional is a psychiatrist licensed under chapter 43-17 or a psychologist licensed under chapter 43-32.
b. A tier 1b mental health professional is a licensed physician or a physician assistant licensed under chapter 43-17 or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 43-12.
9. “Tier 2 mental health professional” means a tier 2a or a tier 2b mental health professional.
a. A tier 2a mental health professional is an independent clinician who is a licensed independent clinical social worker licensed under chapter 43-41, a licensed professional clinical counselor licensed under chapter 43-47, or a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 43-53.
b. A tier 2b mental health professional is an addiction counselor licensed under chapter 43-45 or a registered nurse licensed under chapter 43-12.
10. “Tier 3 mental health professional” means a licensed associate professional counselor licensed under chapter 43-47, a licensed certified social worker licensed under chapter 43-41, a licensed professional counselor licensed under chapter 43-47, an associate marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 43-53, an occupational therapist licensed under chapter 43-40, a licensed practical nurse licensed under chapter 43-12, a behavior analyst licensed or registered under chapter 43-32, a vocational rehabilitation counselor practicing under chapter 50-06.1, a school psychologist, or a human relations counselor.
11. “Tier 4 mental health professional” means a direct care associate or technician.