Section 397.332, Florida Statutes 2009
397.332 Office of Drug Control.--
(1) The Office of Drug Control is created within the Executive Office of the Governor. The Governor shall appoint a director of the Office of Drug Control, who shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(2) The purpose of the Office of Drug Control is to work in collaboration with the Office of Planning and Budgeting to:
(a) Coordinate drug control efforts and enlist the assistance of the public and private sectors in those efforts, including, but not limited to, federal, state, and local agencies.
(b) Provide information to the public about the problem of substance abuse and the substance abuse programs and services that are available.
(c) Act as the Governor's liaison with state agencies, other state governments, the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, federal agencies, and with the public and private sectors on matters that relate to substance abuse.
(d) Work to secure funding and other support for the state's drug control efforts, including, but not limited to, establishing cooperative relationships among state and private agencies.
(e) Develop a strategic program and funding initiative that links the separate jurisdictional activities of state agencies with respect to drug control. The office may designate lead and contributing agencies to develop such initiatives.
(f) Advise the Governor and the Legislature on substance abuse trends in this state, the status of current substance abuse programs and services, the funding of those programs and services, and the status of the Office of Drug Control in developing and implementing the state drug control strategy.
(g) Make recommendations to the Governor on measures that the director considers advisable for the effective implementation of the state drug control strategy.
(3) On or before December 1 of each year, the director of the Office of Drug Control shall report to the Governor and the Legislature on the information and recommendations required under paragraphs (2)(f) and (g).
History.--s. 2, ch. 99-187.