Oregon Statutes - Chapter 430 - Administration; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs - Section 430.255 - Governorís Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs; qualifications; duties; compensation and expenses; removal.

(1)(a) There is created in the office of the Governor the Governorís Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. The council shall consist of not more than 11 members who are appointed by the Governor for terms of four years. Members are eligible for one reappointment. Members must be without conflicting interests and as representative as possible of:

(A) Geographic regions of the state;

(B) At-risk populations, including among others, youth, the elderly, minorities and women;

(C) Knowledgeable professionals, such as pharmacists, physicians, attorneys and the like who are not necessarily representatives of professional organizations, but who may be recovering;

(D) Knowledgeable nonprofessionals who may represent advocate groups and who may be recovering; and

(E) Local advisory groups.

(b) In addition to the members appointed to the council under paragraph (a) of this subsection, the council shall include:

(A) One member appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall be a member of the Senate and who shall be a nonvoting, advisory member; and

(B) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of the House of Representatives and who shall be a nonvoting, advisory member.

(2) The duties of the Governorís Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs are to:

(a) Assess the economic and social impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the State of Oregon and report the findings and recommendations to the Governor by January 1 of each even-numbered year.

(b) Review and make recommendations to the Governor on the goals, financing, priorities and a state plan for prevention, intervention and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse problems, which encompasses all appropriate state agencies and is consistent with ORS 430.258, by January 1 of each even-numbered year.

(c) Review alcohol and drug abuse programs and make recommendations to the Governor on the effectiveness and priorities for improvements of all such prevention and treatment programs for alcohol and drug problems engaged in or financed through state agencies by January 1 of each even-numbered year.

(d) Review and approve the components of the local coordinated comprehensive plan created pursuant to ORS 417.775 that address alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment plans developed under ORS 430.258.

(e) Work to ensure broad-based citizen involvement in the planning and execution of the alcohol and drug prevention and treatment plans at both the state and local level.

(3) Members of the council are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided under ORS 292.495.

(4) The Governor may remove any member for misconduct, incapacity or neglect of duty.

(5) The Director of Human Services shall provide the technical and financial support as is required and authorized by the Legislative Assembly and as is necessary to carry out this section and ORS 409.010, 430.250, 430.257, 430.258, 430.259, 430.270, 430.290, 430.359, 430.368, 430.535 and 430.630. [1985 c.740 §4; 1999 c.1053 §34]

Note: See note under 430.250.

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