334-2  Mental health system.  The department of health shall foster and coordinate a comprehensive mental health system utilizing public and private resources to reduce the incidence of mental or emotional disorders and substance abuse, to treat and rehabilitate the victims in the least restrictive and most therapeutic environment possible, and to provide treatment and care for homeless individuals with serious and persistent mental health challenges to enable them to reside in a permanent dwelling unit or homeless facility, as defined in section 346-361.  The department shall administer such programs, services, and facilities as may be provided by the State to promote, protect, preserve, care for, and improve the mental health of the people.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-2

  • Department: means the department of health. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Mental health: means a state of social, psychological, and physical well-being, with capacity to function effectively in a variety of social roles. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1
  • Treatment: means the broad range of emergency, out-patient, intermediate, domiciliary, and inpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, and other special services which may be extended to handicapped persons. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 334-1