16-17A-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Impaired," a deficit in cognitive ability to act in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and any other standards required of practicing attorneys and judges, because of an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or any other medical condition;

(2)    "Confidential information," any information, regardless of the form in which it is transmitted or stored, communicated to the State Bar, the Supreme Court, or the Unified Judicial System, for the sole purpose of assisting a lawyer or judge, who is impaired or suspected of being impaired, in obtaining medical or therapeutic treatment for the impairment or other related support services. The term does not include any information in the public record prior to the communication.

Source: SL 2021, ch 88, § 1.