(a) An interdepartmental coordinating committee is created, composed of the commissioners of health and social services, education and early development, transportation and public facilities, labor and workforce development, and public safety, and the director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The committee shall meet at least twice annually at the call of the commissioner of health and social services who is its chairman. The committee shall provide for the coordination and exchange of information on all programs relating to alcoholism or drug abuse and act as a permanent liaison among state departments engaged in activities affecting alcoholics, intoxicated persons, and drug abusers. The committee shall assist the commissioner of health and social services in formulating a comprehensive plan for prevention of alcoholism and drug abuse and for treatment of alcoholics, intoxicated persons, and drug abusers.

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 47.37.050 - Interdepartmental coordinating committee

  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

(b) In exercising its coordinating functions, the committee shall assure that the appropriate state agencies

(1) provide all necessary medical, social, treatment, and educational services for alcoholics, intoxicated persons, and drug abusers and for the prevention of alcoholism and drug abuse, without unnecessary duplication of services;

(2) cooperate in the use of facilities and in the treatment of alcoholics, intoxicated persons, and drug abusers;

(3) adopt approaches for the prevention of alcoholism and drug abuse and the treatment of alcoholics, intoxicated persons, and drug abusers consistent with the policy of AS 47.37.010 – 47.37.270.