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SECTION 396-G
Creation; board; employees
County (CNT) CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 7-C
§ 396-g. Creation; board; employees. The local legislative body of
each county is hereby authorized to create a county drug control
authority. Such authority shall consist of not less than five nor more
than nine members who shall be appointed by the county legislature or by
the county executive in those counties where the county charter provides
that members of county boards, commissions, authorities or agencies are
to be appointed by the county executive, at least one of whom shall be a
physician licensed to practice medicine in this state. Any person
serving as a member of a county narcotic guidance council, drug abuse
commission or mental health board shall be eligible to serve as a member
of the board of a county drug authority created pursuant to this
article. The chairman of the board shall be designated by the county
legislature or by the county executive in those counties where the
county charter provides that members of county boards, commissions,
authorities or agencies are to be appointed by the county executive,
from among the members so appointed. The compensation of the members
shall be fixed by the county legislative body within the amount
available therefor by appropriation. The board shall appoint a counsel,
an administrative officer and such other officers, employees, agents and
consultants as may be necessary, prescribe their duties, fix their
compensation and provide for payment of their expenses, all within
amounts appropriated therefor by the county.