2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2B-13 - Powers of department
26:2B-13. Powers of department
7. The department is hereby authorized, empowered and directed under this act to:
a. Plan, construct, cause to be established, and maintain such facilities as may be necessary or desirable for the conduct of its program;
b. Acquire, hold, and dispose of real property;
c. Acquire by purchase or otherwise, on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper, or by the exercise of the power of eminent domain in accordance with the provisions of Title 20 of the Revised Statutes, and lease, hold and dispose of, real property or any interest therein, for the purposes of this act;
d. Make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this act; including, but not limited to, contracts with government departments and public and private agencies and facilities to pay them for services actually rendered or furnished to alcoholics or intoxicated persons, at rates to be established pursuant to law;
e. Solicit and accept for use in relation to the purposes of this act any gift of money or property made by will or otherwise, and any grant or loan of money, services or property from the federal government, the State or any political subdivision thereof, or any private source, and do all things necessary to cooperate with the federal government or any of its agencies in connection with the application for any such grant or loan; provided, however, that any money received under this subsection shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to be kept in a separate fund in the treasury for expenditure by the department in accordance with the conditions of the gift, loan or grant without specific appropriation;
f. Develop, encourage and foster Statewide, regional and local plans and programs for the prevention, detection, and treatment of alcoholism in cooperation with interested public agencies and private organizations and individuals and provide technical assistance and consultation services for these purposes;
g. Coordinate the efforts and enlist the assistance of all public agencies and private organizations and individuals interested in the prevention, detection, and treatment of alcoholism;
h. Cooperate with the Department of Human Services in establishing and conducting a program for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism in penal institutions;
i. Cooperate with police academies, nursing and medical schools, public agencies and private organizations and individuals in establishing programs for the prevention and treatment of intoxication and alcoholism among juveniles and young adults;
j. Prepare, publish and disseminate educational materials dealing with the prevention, nature and effects of alcoholism and the benefits of treatment;
k. Develop and implement an ongoing system of collecting, analyzing and distributing statistics on the incidence and prevalence of alcoholism, alcohol-related problems and alcohol consumption among the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis on youth. This system shall include, but is not limited to, studies, surveys, random samplings and assessments, and use as its sources the variety of public agencies and private organizations concerned and connected with the subject, including the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part, the youth bureaus, alcohol treatment programs, hospitals and mental health centers, the schools, the police departments, and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Special attention shall be given to the relationship of alcohol to automobile accidents, crime, delinquency and other social problems;
l. Encourage alcoholism prevention, detection, and treatment programs in government and industry;
m. Organize and foster training programs for professional and para-professional workers in the treatment of intoxicated persons and alcoholics;
n. Approve and license public and private facilities in accordance with section 8;
o. Promulgate rules and regulations for the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this act;
p. Do all other acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers expressly granted in this act.
L.1975,c.305,s.7; amended 1979,c.452,s.2; 1991,c.91,s.286.
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