Chapter 3. Research of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 10.5. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 3.
The Legislature recognizes the importance of encouraging
research to study the biological aspects of, and the social factors
contributing to, problems related to the inappropriate use of
alcoholic beverages and other drug use.
The Legislature further recognizes the value of interpreting and
applying research results through changes in public policy.
The department may enter into contracts for special studies
and research to develop the information needed for formulating
policies that will reduce the incidence of alcohol and other drug use
problems through promising and innovative approaches in prevention,
intervention, and treatment.
The department may coordinate task forces and committees of
subject-matter experts to assess and document successful practical
applications suggested by research.