Maine Revised Statutes

§6605. Department role

1. Personnel.  The commissioner shall appoint, subject to the Civil Service Law, supervisors and consultants knowledgeable in the area of substance abuse.
[ 1987, c. 395, Pt. A, §70 (NEW) .]
2. Technical assistance.  The department, through its supervisors and consultants, shall offer technical assistance to public and approved private schools and cooperating community-based organizations to aid in the establishment and implementation of school-based substance abuse programs and health education curricula.
[ 1987, c. 395, Pt. A, §70 (NEW) .]
3. Cooperation; coordination.  The department shall carry out its planning activities related to alcohol and drug education and prevention subject to coordination with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Planning Committee.
[ 1987, c. 395, Pt. A, §70 (NEW) .]
4. Information collection and sharing.  The Department of Education shall be authorized to gather information about substance abuse prevention and intervention programs initiated by state or federal agencies whose efforts are directed toward private and public schools of the State, for the purpose of sharing that information with school administrative units.
[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §51 (AMD) .]
1987, c. 395, §A70 (NEW). 1989, c. 700, §A51 (AMD).