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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 17. Food and Drugs
- Chapter 30. Controlled Substances
- Section 140. Education and Research.
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AS 17.30.140. Education and Research.
- (a) The commissioner of health and social services shall provide for educational programs designed to prevent and deter
the abuse of controlled substances. In connection with these programs, the commissioner may
- (1) assist the regulated industry and interested groups and organizations in contributing to the reduction of abuse of
- (2) promote better recognition of the problems surrounding abuse of controlled substances within the regulated industry
and among interested groups and organizations;
- (3) consult with interested groups and organizations to aid them in solving administrative and organizational problems;
- (4) evaluate procedures, projects, and techniques conducted or proposed as part of educational programs on abuse of
- (5) disseminate the results of research on abuse of controlled substances to promote a better public understanding of the
problems which exist and their solutions; and
- (6) with the cooperation of the Department of Law, assist in the education and training of state and local law enforcement
officials in their efforts to prevent illicit traffic in and abuse of controlled substances.
- (b) The commissioner of health and social services shall encourage research on controlled substances and may
- (1) establish methods to assess the effects of controlled substances and identify and characterize those with potential
- (2) make studies and undertake research to
- (A) develop new or improved approaches, techniques, systems, equipment, and devices to strengthen the enforcement of this
- (B) determine patterns of abuse of controlled substances and their social effects; and
- (C) improve methods for preventing, predicting, and understanding the abuse of controlled substances;
- (3) enter into contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, and private organizations or individuals
for conducting research, demonstrations, or special projects which bear directly on abuse of controlled substances and
for related research and educational activities.
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