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§122C‑113.  Cooperation between Secretary and other agencies.

(a)        The Secretary shallcooperate with other State agencies to coordinate services for the treatmentand habilitation of individuals who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled,or substance abusers. The Secretary shall also coordinate with these agenciesto provide public education to promote a better understanding of mentalillness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

(b)        The Secretary shallpromote cooperation among area facilities, State facilities, and local agenciesto facilitate the provision of services to individuals who are mentally ill,developmentally disabled, or substance abusers.

(b1)      The Secretary shallcooperate with the State Board of Education and the Department of JuvenileJustice and Delinquency Prevention in coordinating the responsibilities of theDepartment of Health and Human Services, the State Board of Education, theDepartment of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Departmentof Public Instruction for adolescent substance abuse programs. The Departmentof Health and Human Services, through its Division of Mental Health,Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, in cooperation withthe Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, shall beresponsible for intervention and treatment in non‑school based programs.The State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction, inconsultation with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,shall have primary responsibility for in‑school education,identification, and intervention services, including student assistanceprograms.

(c)        The Secretary shalladopt rules to assure this coordination. (1963, c. 1166, s. 3; 1973,c. 476, s. 133; 1977, c. 679, s. 7; 1981, c. 51, s. 3; 1985, c. 589, s. 2;1987, c. 863, s. 1; 1989, c. 625, s. 14; 1993, c. 522, s. 9; 1997‑443, s.11A.118(a); 1998‑202, s. 4(s); 2000‑137, s. 4(v).)