53-21-1001. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Community mental health center" means a licensed mental health center that provides comprehensive public mental health services in a multicounty region under contract with the department, counties, or one or more service area authorities.
(2) "Licensed mental health center" means an entity licensed by the department of public health and human services to provide mental health services and has the same meaning as mental health center as defined in 50-5-101.
(3) "Service area" means a region of the state as defined by the department by rule within which mental health services are administered.
(4) "Service area authority" means an entity, as provided for in 53-21-1006, that has incorporated to collaborate with the department for the planning and oversight of mental health services within a service area.