2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:841 — Compulsive and problem gambling

CHAPTER 15.  COMPULSIVE AND PROBLEM GAMBLING

§841.  Office for addictive disorders; functions related to compulsive and problem gambling

A.  The office for addictive disorders of the Department of Health and Hospitals shall establish a program to provide information and referral services related to compulsive or problem gambling.  The program may include treatment services and shall include provision of a twenty-four hour, toll-free telephone service, operated by persons with knowledge of programs and services available to assist persons suffering from compulsive or problem gambling behavior.

B.  The office shall make information regarding the program and services available to the public and shall provide, by rule, for the design of an informational sign containing the toll-free telephone number for use in various places where gambling or gaming activities are conducted in the state, horse racing tracks, and charitable bingo parlors.  The office shall provide such signs to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation, which shall require their posting at lottery retail outlets, pursuant to R.S. 47:9021.

Acts 1993, No. 200, §2; Acts 1995, No. 1014, §§2, 4; Acts 1995, No. 1215, §§2, 5, eff. July 1, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 172, §1, eff. June 13, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 339, §4.

NOTE:  See Acts 1995, No. 1014, §5.

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