- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 37. Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act
- Section 30. Powers of Department.
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AS 47.37.030. Powers of Department.
The department may
- (1) plan, establish, and maintain programs for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, drug abuse, and misuse of
hazardous volatile materials and substances by inhalant abusers;
- (2) make contracts and award grants necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its
powers, including contracts with the grants to public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals, to pay them
for services rendered or furnished to alcoholics, intoxicated persons, drug abusers, or inhalant abusers; to the
maximum extent possible, contracts and grants must be for a period of two years; contracts under this paragraph are
governed by AS 36.30 (State Procurement Code);
- (3) solicit and accept for use a gift of money or property or a grant of money, services, or property from the federal
government, the state, or a political subdivision of it or a private source, and do all things necessary to cooperate
with the federal government or any of its agencies in making an application for a grant;
- (4) administer or supervise the administration of the provisions relating to alcoholics, intoxicated persons, drug
abusers, and inhalant abusers of state plans submitted for federal funding under federal health, welfare, or treatment
- (5) coordinate its activities and cooperate with alcoholism, drug abuse, and inhalant abuse programs in this and other
states, and make contracts and other joint or cooperative arrangements with state, local, or private agencies for the
treatment of alcoholics, intoxicated persons, drugs abusers, and inhalant abusers, and for the common advancement of
alcoholism, drug abuse, and inhalant abuse programs in this and other states;
- (6) keep records and engage in research and the gathering of relevant statistics;
- (7) do other acts necessary to implement the authority expressly granted to it;
- (8) acquire, hold, or dispose of real property or any interest in it, and construct, lease, or otherwise provide treatment
facilities for alcoholics, intoxicated persons, drug abusers, and inhalant abusers; however, the department shall
encourage local initiative, involvement, and financial participation under grants-in-aid whenever possible in
preference to the construction or operation of facilities directly by the department; contracting and construction
under this paragraph are governed by AS 36.30 (State Procurement
- (9) strengthen and enhance the process for identifying people who have co-occurring substance abuse
and mental health disorders;
- (10) establish a secure enhanced detoxification and treatment center for persons involuntarily
detained because they are likely to inflict physical harm to self or others; in this paragraph, "enhanced" means the
ability to treat co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders;
- (11) develop and implement a substance abuse treatment system using evidence-based best practices
or, if evidence-based best practices do not exist, research-based practices, that includes a procedure for adapting the
practices to new situations and for collaboration with consumer-based programs; if research-based practices are not known
or available, the department may include consensus-based or, if funds are available, promising practices; a practice must
promote independence, recovery, employment, education, ongoing community-based treatment, housing, and other aspects of
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