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[82 STAT. 619]
[82 STAT. 619]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-452-AUG. 3, 1968

or (B) he has lost the power of self-control with respect to the use of such beverages. "(2) The term 'Court' means the District of Columbia Court of General Sessions. "(3) The term 'Commissioner' means the Commissioner of the District of Columbia. "SEC. 3. (a) The Commissioner shall establish and maintain an effective public health program in the District of Columbia to provide a continuum of appropnate services to intoxicated persons and chronic alcoholics. Such program shall coordinate all District of Columbia services for intoxicated persons and chronic alcoholics and shall include at least the following facilities which shall be available to both males and females: "(1) One or more detoxification centers, which shall be located within the District of Columbia, which shall have a total capacity of not more than 150 beds, and which shall provide appropriate medical services for intoxicated persons, including initial examination, diagnosis, and classification. "(2) An inpatient extended care facility which shall have a capacity of not more than 800 beds and which shall provide intensive study, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic alcoholics. Such facility shall not admit intoxicated persons. "(3) Outpatient aftercare facilities which may include clinics, social centers, vocational rehabilitation services, and supportive residential facilities and which shall have a total capacity of not more than 600 beds. " (b) The Commissioner may— "(1) establish or designate an agency of the District of Columbia government, and "(2) designate any officer or employee of the District of Columbia government, to carry out any of his functions, powers, and duties under this Act. "SEC. 4. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person who is intoxicated in public— "(1) may be taken or sent to his home or to a public or private health facility, or "(2) if not taken or sent to his home or such facility under paragraph (1), shall be taken to a detoxification center, by the commissioner. Reasonable measures may be taken to ascertain that public transportation used for such purposes shall be paid for by such person in advance. Any intoxicated person may voluntarily come to a detoxification center for medical attention. The medical officer in charge of a detoxification center shall have the authority to determine whether a person shall be admitted to such center as a patient, or whether he should be referred to another health facility. The medical officer in charge of such center shall have the authority to require any person admitted as a patient under this subsection to remain at such center until he is sober and no longer incapacitated, but in any event no longer than 72 hours after his admission as a patient. If the medical officer concludes that such person should receive treatment at a different facility, he shall arrange for such treatment and for transportation to that facility. A detoxification center may provide medical services to a person who is not admitted as a patient. A patient in a detoxification center shall be encouraged to consent to an intensive diagnosis for alcoholism and to treatment at the inpatient and outpatient facilities authorized in section 3(a) of this Act. " (b)(1) Any person who is taken into custody for violating section 28 of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (D.C. Code, sec. 25-128) shall be brought to a detoxification center where he ^"'^' P- ^is. shall either be admitted as a patient or transported by the Commis-