The benefits to be offered under this chapter shall include inpatient or residential treatment rendered to the insured, subscriber or other person covered, at a state licensed hospital or at a short term residential alcoholism treatment facility or detoxification facility duly licensed or certified as such by the Alabama Board of Health or the Alabama Mental Health Board. Benefits shall also include outpatient treatment rendered to the insured, subscriber or other person covered, by a duly licensed doctor of medicine or by an alcoholism treatment facility duly licensed or certified as such by the Alabama Board of Health or the Alabama Mental Health Board.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-436, p. 701, §3.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 27-20A-3. Benefits required

  • alcoholism: A chronic disorder or illness in which the individual is unable, for psychological or physical reasons, or both, to refrain from the frequent consumption of alcohol in quantities sufficient to produce intoxication and, ultimately, injury to health and effective functioning. See Alabama Code 27-20A-1
  • detoxification: Supervised physical withdrawal from alcohol. See Alabama Code 27-20A-1
  • outpatient treatment: Treatment rendered in a nonresidential setting and using an intermittent, periodic schedule of visits. See Alabama Code 27-20A-1
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • short term residential alcoholism treatment facility: A state certified facility which provides structured programs of intensive treatment services for people addicted to alcohol. See Alabama Code 27-20A-1
  • state: The word "state," when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1