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.