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SECTION 396-H
Powers of the authority
County (CNT) CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 7-C
§ 396-h. Powers of the authority. The authority, by and through its
board, shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

1. To coordinate and assist in activities in the county relating to
drug control;

2. To establish in-patient and out-patient treatment facilities for
persons addicted to the use of drugs and drug abusers. Such facilities
shall include, but shall not be limited to:

a. detoxification centers and clinics for the out-patient treatment of
drug abusers and addicts;

b. a treatment center where drug abusers and addicts may obtain
professional counseling from physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists
and where possible, former drug abusers and addicts;

c. half-way houses to provide continuing treatment for drug abusers
and addicts.

3. To create a referral program whereby drug abusers, addicts and
persons and agencies concerned with their treatment will make use of the
aforementioned treatment facilities;

4. To encourage and, when so requested, assist cooperative efforts
among local narcotic guidance councils and state agencies in developing
solutions to the drug problem;

5. To establish one or more treatment districts within the county
based on geography and population density; and to employ a referral
counselor in each treatment district;

6. To encourage and foster, if possible, the use of former drug
abusers and persons formerly addicted to drugs as staff personnel;

7. To assist narcotic guidance councils of a city, town or village
within the county in the development of preventative educational
programs;

8. To act as agent for the county in accepting any public or private
funds which may be made available to a county to control the problems of
drug abuse;

9. To make a continuing evaluation of the preventative educational
techniques and pharmacological and psychiatric treatment procedures used
in the county;

10. To utilize former drug abusers and ex-addicts in educational
counseling and make periodic evaluations of their effectiveness;

11. To establish youth centers to provide individual and group therapy
and develop constructive work habits;