Education and research
(1) The Department of Human Services shall carry out educational programs designed to prevent and deter misuse and abuse of controlled substances. In connection with these programs it may:
(a) Promote better recognition of the problems of misuse and abuse of controlled substances within the regulated industry and among interested groups and organizations;
(b) Assist the regulated industry and interested groups and organizations in contributing to the reduction of misuse and abuse of controlled substances;
(c) Consult with interested groups and organizations to aid them in solving administrative and organizational problems;
(d) Evaluate procedures, projects, techniques and controls conducted or proposed as part of educational programs on misuse or abuse of controlled substances;
(e) Disseminate the results of research on misuse and abuse of controlled substances to promote a better public understanding of what problems exist and what can be done to combat them; and
(f) Assist in the education and training of state and local law enforcement officials in their efforts to control misuse and abuse of controlled substances.
(2) The department shall encourage research on the medical use, misuse and abuse of controlled substances. In connection with the research, and in furtherance of the enforcement of ORS 475.005 (Definitions for ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.840 to 475.980) to 475.285 (Short title) and 475.840 (Prohibited acts generally) to 475.980 (Affirmative defense to ORS 475.969, 475.971, 475.975 (1) and 475.976 (1)), it may:
(a) Establish methods to assess accurately the physiological, psychological and social effects of controlled substances and identify their medical uses, relative hazard potential, and potential for abuse;
(b) Make studies and undertake programs of research to:
(A) Develop new or improved approaches, techniques, systems, equipment and devices to strengthen the enforcement of ORS 475.005 (Definitions for ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.840 to 475.980) to 475.285 (Short title) and 475.840 (Prohibited acts generally) to 475.980 (Affirmative defense to ORS 475.969, 475.971, 475.975 (1) and 475.976 (1));
(B) Determine patterns of use, misuse and abuse of controlled substances and the social effects thereof; and
(C) Improve methods for preventing, predicting, understanding and dealing with the misuse and abuse of controlled substances; or
(c) Enter into contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, and private organizations or individuals for the purpose of conducting research, demonstrations or special projects which bear directly on misuse and abuse of controlled substances.
(3) The department may enter into contracts for educational and research activities without performance bonds and without regard to ORS 279A.125 (Preference for recycled materials), 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services), 279B.025 (Procurement practices regarding recyclable and reusable goods), 279B.240 (Exclusion of recycled oils prohibited), 279B.270 (State contracting agencies to use recovered resources and recycled materials), 279B.275 (Purchase of goods containing recycled polyethylene material), 279B.280 (Use of recycled products when economically feasible), 459A.475 (Legislative findings), 459A.480 (State agency recycling program), 459A.485 (System and procedures for separation and collection of solid waste) and 459A.490 (Paper conservation). [1977 c.745 §25; 1981 c.666 §8; 1995 c.440 §29; 2003 c.794 §297]
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