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California Health & Safety Code. Division 10 - Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Division 10.5 - Alcohol & Drug Problems. Part 1 - Creation of Duties. Chapter 4 - Alcohol & Drug Treatments for Adolescents (1998)

California State Assembly; State Department of Health Care Services; State Department of Public Health Country Resources Child and Youth Substance Abuse/Alcohol policies/plans/legislations and service standards California 1998 Legislation/regulation

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California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. At the close of 2014, the California Codes were updated with all of the new laws that became effective on January 1st, 2015.

Division 10.5 - Alcohol & Drug Problems is placed under Division 10 (Uniform Controlled Substances Act).

The Health & Safety Code Division 10.5 (Alcohol & Drug Problems) states that the intent of the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Public Health is to;
(1) consolidate within a single state department, the State Department of Health Care Services, all substance use disorder functions and programs from the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
(2) Align with federal and county partners by consolidating substance use disorder and community mental health functions and programs within one department.
(3) Promote opportunities for the improvement of health care delivery by integrating the state-level administration of substance use disorders, community mental health, and physical health to the benefit of communities and consumers with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
(4) Ensure appropriate state oversight by consolidating the two key public funding sources, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program, for the substance use disorder system in one state department.
(5) Provide effective state leadership on substance use disorder issues by positioning the State Department of Health Care Services to serve as a unified, strong voice to advocate, at both the state and federal levels, on behalf of the needs of communities, county partners, and consumers with substance use disorders.

Specifically under Part 1, Chapter 4 (Alcohol and Drug Treatment for Adolescents) the act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Recovery Program Act of 1998. This act involves the department, in collaboration with counties and providers of alcohol and other drug services, to establish community-based nonresidential and residential recovery programs to intervene and treat the problems of alcohol and other drug use among youth.


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