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Session Laws, 1968
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SPIRO T. AGNEW, Governor                          187

(3) Provide technical assistance and consultation to all 'political
subdivisions of the State with respect to programs for the prevention
and treatment of alcoholism, and the rehabilitation of alcoholics;

(4) Prepare, publish, and disseminate educational material deal-
ing with the prevention and treatment of alcoholism and the rehabil-
itation of alcoholics;

(5)  Gather statistics in the field of alcoholism;

(6)  Stimulate more effective use of existing resources and avail-
able services for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism and the
rehabilitation of alcoholics;

(7)  Advise the Governor of the most effective methods of coordi-
nating the efforts of all public agencies within the State to deal with
the problems of alcoholism and alcoholics;

(8)  Review, comment upon, and assist public agencies and local
governments with all applications for grants or other funds for serv-
ices for alcoholics to be submitted to the Federal Government;

(9)  Advise the Governor in the preparation of a comprehensive
alcoholism plan for inclusion in the comprehensive health plan to be
submitted for Federal funding pursuant to the Comprehensive Health
Planning and Public Health Services Amendments of 1966;

(10)  Enlist the assistance of public and voluntary health, educa-
tion, welfare, and rehabilitation agencies in a concerted effort to
prevent and to treat alcoholism; and

(11)  Encourage alcoholism rehabilitation programs in businesses
and industries in the State.

302. Treatment and Rehabilitation Program.

(a)  The treatment and rehabilitation program in the State avail-
able to both males and females, wherever possible utilizing the facil-
ities of and coordinated with the programs of community mental
health centers, shall include at least the following components:

(1)  Detoxification units, to be open 24 hours every day, which shall
be located conveniently to population centers so as to be quickly and
easily accessible to patients, to provide appropriate medical services
for intoxicated persons, including initial examination, diagnosis, and
classification. Each detoxification center, if possible, shall be affiliated
with, and constitute an integral part of, the general medical services
of a general hospital; provided, that the center need not be physically
a part of a general hospital.

(2)  In-patient extended care facilities for intensive study, treat-
ment, and rehabilitation of chronic alcoholics; provided, that such
facilities shall not be part of a correctional institution.

(3)  Out-patient aftercare facilities, including but not limited to
clinics, social centers, vocational rehabilitation services, welfare cen-
ters, and supportive residential facilities such as hostels and halfway

(b)  Any person assisted under this chapter or his responsible rela-
tives may be required to contribute toward the cost of his subsistence,
care, or treatment, to the extent provided in applicable law and reg-


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