§20067. Duties of the commission
The commission, in cooperation with the department, has the following duties. [2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §44 (AMD).]
1. Oversee office.
[ 1995, c. 560, Pt. L, §16 (AFF); 1995, c. 560, Pt. L, §10 (RP) .]
1-A. Advise the department. The commission shall advise the department in the development and implementation of significant policy matters relating to substance abuse.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §45 (AMD) .]
2. Advise, consult and assist. The commission shall advise, consult and assist the Governor, the executive and legislative branches of State Government and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court with activities of State Government related to drug abuse prevention, including alcoholism and intoxication.
[ 1997, c. 134, §9 (AMD) .]
3. Serve as advocate; review and evaluate; inform the public. The commission shall serve as an advocate on alcoholism and drug abuse prevention, promoting and assisting activities designed to meet the problems of drug abuse and drug dependence at the national and state levels. With the support of the department, the commission shall review and evaluate on a continuing basis state and federal policies and programs relating to drug abuse and other activities conducted or assisted by state departments or agencies that affect persons who abuse or are dependent on drugs. In cooperation with the department, the commission shall keep the public informed by collecting and disseminating information, by conducting or commissioning studies and publishing the results of those studies, by issuing publications and reports and by providing public forums, including conferences and workshops.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §46 (AMD) .]
4. Report to the Legislature. The commission shall report annually to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs on or before the last business day of each year. The report must include developments and needs related to drug abuse prevention, including alcoholism and intoxication, and significant policy matters relating to substance abuse.
[ 1999, c. 401, Pt. FFF, §3 (NEW) .]
1993, c. 410, §LL12 (NEW). 1995, c. 560, §§L10,11 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §L16 (AFF). 1997, c. 134, §9 (AMD). 1999, c. 401, §FFF3 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §§44-46 (AMD).