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75-5375. Drug abuse treatment and prevention duties of secretary for aging and disability services. The secretary for aging and disability services is hereby authorized and directed:

(a) To coordinate the total drug abuse treatment and prevention effort within the state of Kansas;

(b) to plan for, develop, implement and utilize objective devices and methodologies for the evaluation of all drug abuse treatment and prevention functions within this state;

(c) to pass on and coordinate the delivery of all funding applications, from whatever source, to state agencies, local units of government and private agencies, with regard to drug abuse treatment and prevention functions;

(d) to require such information and reports as may reasonably be necessary from state agencies, local units of government and private agencies for planning, management, coordination and evaluation and for carrying out the provisions of this act;

(e) to receive, administer and expend all federal and other financial assistance in the form of grants, contracts or otherwise, including cost reimbursement and similar contracts administered by the secretary for local programs or local units of government, which is or may become available to the state for furthering the purposes of this act, and the secretary may take such action as may be necessary to enable the state to meet any requirement set forth in federal laws or regulations in effect on the effective date of this act for obtaining federal financial assistance for drug abuse, prevention, treatment or rehabilitation;

(f) to prepare and administer, or supervise the preparation and administration of a comprehensive state plan for planning, establishing, conducting and coordinating projects and efforts for the development of more effective drug abuse treatment and prevention functions in the state;

(g) to cooperate with local authorities in conducting, maintaining and distributing detailed surveys of state and local problems and needs for drug abuse treatment and prevention and periodically advise the governor, legislature and local officials and citizens relative to such problems and needs;

(h) to establish a state clearinghouse for drug abuse information to serve the educational, informational and research needs of the state;

(i) to establish a centralized drug abuse data collection, dissemination and management information system for all drug abuse treatment and prevention functions;

(j) to devise policies and procedures to foster greater cooperation and interaction among organizations, agencies and other bodies, public and private, engaged in drug abuse treatment and prevention;

(k) to cooperate with all drug abuse education and training programs conducted within the state through cooperation with state and local boards of education, schools and other public and private agencies in establishing education programs for the prevention of drug abuse and for training in the treatment of drug involved individuals;

(l) to review annually and update the state plan for drug abuse treatment and prevention in such a manner as to maximize citizen involvement in the reviewing and updating process;

(m) to report annually to the governor and the legislature concerning activities under this act for the past year;

(n) to cooperate with federal, state and local criminal justice systems in the development of improved methods of treating and rehabilitating drug offenders;

(o) to foster, encourage and assist in the development of local and regional plans and programs for improving local and regional treatment and prevention capabilities and insure that such local and regional efforts impact on the overall state planning effort;

(p) to foster, encourage and assist in the development of scientific and operational research efforts designed to further define the nature and causes of drug misuse, drug abuse and drug addiction and to improve treatment and prevention methods and capabilities in these areas;

(q) to assist in the development of programs within business, industry and agriculture designed to reduce the problem of drug abuse and the costs of crime related thereto;

(r) to foster, encourage and assist in the development of programs designed to reduce the misuse and abuse of drugs;

(s) to adopt rules or regulations to carry out the provisions of this act.

History: L. 1975, ch. 424, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 363; July 1.



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