(A) The department of alcohol and drug addiction services shall promote, assist in developing, and coordinate or conduct programs of education and research for the prevention of alcohol and drug addiction, the prevention of gambling addiction, the treatment, including intervention, of alcoholics and persons who abuse drugs of abuse, including anabolic steroids, and the treatment, including intervention, of persons with gambling addictions. Programs established by the department shall include abstinence-based prevention and treatment programs.
(B) In addition to the other duties prescribed by this chapter, the department shall do all of the following:
(1) Promote and coordinate efforts in the provision of alcohol and drug addiction services and of gambling addiction services by other state agencies, as defined in section 1.60 of the Revised Code; courts; hospitals; clinics; physicians in private practice; public health authorities; boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services; alcohol and drug addiction programs; law enforcement agencies; gambling addiction programs; and related groups;
(2) Provide for education and training in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control of alcohol and drug addiction and of gambling addiction for medical students, physicians, nurses, social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and other persons who provide alcohol and drug addiction services or gambling addiction services;
(3) Provide training and consultation for persons who supervise alcohol and drug addiction programs and facilities or gambling addiction programs and facilities;
(4) Develop measures for evaluating the effectiveness of alcohol and drug addiction services, including services that use methadone treatment, and of gambling addiction services, and for increasing the accountability of alcohol and drug addiction programs and of gambling addiction programs;
(5) Provide to each court of record, and biennially update, a list of the treatment and education programs within that court's jurisdiction that the court may require an offender, sentenced pursuant to section 4511.19 of the Revised Code, to attend;
(7) Provide a program of gambling addiction services on behalf of the state lottery commission, pursuant to an agreement entered into with the director of the commission under division (K) of section 3770.02 of the Revised Code, and provide a program of gambling and addiction services on behalf of the Ohio casino control commission, under an agreement entered into with the executive director of the commission under section 3772.062 of the Revised Code. Under Section 6(C)(3) of Article XV, Ohio Constitution, the department may enter into agreements with local alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health service districts that are authorized and operating in this state, including with such districts of counties in which a casino facility is not located, and nonprofit organizations to provide gambling and addiction services and substance abuse services, and with state institutions of higher education or private nonprofit institutions that possess a certificate of authorization issued under Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code to perform related research.
(C) The department may accept and administer grants from public or private sources for carrying out any of the duties enumerated in this section.
(D) Pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the department shall adopt a rule defining the term "intervention" as it is used in this chapter in connection with alcohol and drug addiction services and in connection with gambling addiction services. The department may adopt other rules as necessary to implement the requirements of this chapter.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38,HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004; 03-23-2005