Division of Behavioral Health Services

Definitions

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Violation of Rights

For all enrolled persons, a violation of those rights contained in A.A.C. R9-20-203 and, for persons enrolled as seriously mentally ill, rights contained in A.A.C. Title 9, Chapter 21, Article 2.

Voluntary Evaluation

An inpatient or outpatient evaluation service that is provided after a determination that a person will voluntarily receive an evaluation and is unlikely to present a danger to self or others until the voluntary evaluation is completed. A voluntary evaluation is invoked after the filing of a pre-petition screening but before the filing of a court ordered evaluation and requires the informed consent of the person.

Volunteer

An individual who meets the requirements to provide services in a Community Service Agency and is not a paid staff member.

Vulnerable adult

An individual who is eighteen years of age or older who is unable to protect himself from abuse, neglect or exploitation by others because of a physical or mental impairment.