Oregon Statutes - Chapter 430 - Administration; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs - Section 430.250 - Policy.

(1) The Legislative Assembly recognizes that:

(a) Dependence on alcohol or other drugs is treatable and preventable;

(b) The Legislative Assembly has a responsibility to the citizens of the state to ensure that all related services and resources are provided in an effective and efficient manner; and

(c) State agencies are accountable to coordinate all related services to the maximum extent possible.

(2) The Governorís Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, created pursuant to ORS 430.255, shall implement the state policy as set forth in subsection (1) of this section by:

(a) Developing a statewide alcohol and other drug abuse plan that:

(A) Incorporates priorities and recommendations contained in the alcohol and drug abuse related components of each local coordinated comprehensive plan;

(B) Describes the need for services and the process by which state resources shall be prioritized in order to meet the demand for services for children and families;

(C) Sets forth principles to guide the state in purchasing alcohol and other drug abuse prevention materials and treatment services; and

(D) Recommends goals, specific priorities and programs for review by the Governor and the Legislative Assembly; and

(b) Monitoring those programs and financial efforts of the state which prevent, intervene in and treat alcohol and other drug problems for compliance with the approved statewide alcohol and drug abuse plan.

(3) The Legislative Assembly expects as a condition of budget approval that all appropriate state agencies work with and through the Governorís Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs to assist:

(a) In the preparation of the proposed statewide alcohol and drug abuse plan;

(b) In the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the statewide plan approved by the Legislative Assembly; and

(c) In developing and implementing methods for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of their respective alcohol and drug abuse prevention, intervention or treatment or rehabilitation services, or any of them. [1985 c.740 §1; 1999 c.1053 §33]

Note: 430.250 to 430.257 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 430 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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