When benefits are provided under this chapter, the benefits shall provide for a minimum of 30 days of inpatient treatment or its equivalent per calendar year with the equivalency to be computed based on a formula which equates two days of treatment in a short term residential alcoholism treatment facility to one day of inpatient treatment and which equates three sessions of outpatient treatment by a licensed doctor of medicine or an alcoholism treatment facility to one day of inpatient treatment.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-436, p. 701, §4.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 27-20A-4. Extent of coverage

  • 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
  • outpatient treatment: Treatment rendered in a nonresidential setting and using an intermittent, periodic schedule of visits. See Alabama Code 27-20A-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
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1