Article 2. County Administration of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 10.5. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 2.
(a) The board of supervisors shall designate a
health-related county agency or department that shall administer the
county alcohol and other drug program. The board of supervisors or
the head of the designated health-related agency or department shall
appoint an alcohol and drug program administrator, who shall report
to the head of the agency or department through administrative
channels designated by the board of supervisors. The county alcohol
and other drug program shall be placed at the same administrative
level and have responsibility and authority similar to other major
health programs in the county.
(b) In accordance with regulations adopted by the department, the
alcohol and drug program administrator shall be qualified by his or
her ability, training, and experience to administer or coordinate and
monitor the county alcohol and other drug program.
The alcohol and drug program administrator, acting through
administrative channels designated pursuant to Section 11795, shall
do all of the following:
(a) Coordinate and be responsible for the preparation of the
(b) Ensure compliance with applicable laws relating to
discrimination against any person because of any characteristic
listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code.
(c) Submit an annual report to the board of supervisors reporting
all activities of the alcohol and other drug program, including a
financial accounting of expenditures, number of persons served, and a
forecast of anticipated needs for the upcoming year.
(d) Be directly responsible for the administration of all alcohol
or other drug program funds allocated to the county under this part,
administration of county operated programs, and coordination and
monitoring of programs that have contracts with the county to provide
alcohol and other drug services.
(e) Ensure the evaluation of alcohol and other drug programs,
including the collection of appropriate and necessary client data and
program information, pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
(f) Ensure program quality in compliance with appropriate
standards pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 11830).
(g) Participate and represent the county in meetings of the County
Behavioral Health Directors Association of California pursuant to
Section 11811.5 for the purposes of representing the counties in
their relationship with the state with respect to policies,
standards, and administration for alcohol and other drug abuse
(h) Perform any other acts that may be necessary, desirable, or
proper to carry out the purposes of this part.
(a) Money deposited in the county alcohol abuse education
and prevention fund pursuant to Section 1463.25 of the Penal Code
shall be jointly administered by the administrator of the county's
alcohol and other drug program and the county office of education
subject to the approval of the board of supervisors and the county
office of education. A minimum of 33 percent of the fund shall be
allocated to primary prevention programs in the schools and
community. Primary prevention programs developed and implemented
under this section shall emphasize cooperation in planning and
program implementation of alcohol abuse education and prevention
among schools and community alcohol and other drug abuse agencies.
Coordination shall be demonstrated through an interagency agreement
among county offices of education, school districts, and the county
alcohol and drug program administrator.
(b) Programs funded, planned, and implemented under this section
shall emphasize a joint school-community primary education and
prevention program that may include:
(1) School and classroom-oriented programs, including, but not
limited to, programs designed to encourage sound decisionmaking, an
awareness of values, an awareness of alcohol and its effects,
enhanced self-esteem, social and practical skills that will assist
students toward maturity, enhanced or improved school climate and
relationships among all school personnel and students, and
furtherance of cooperative efforts of school- and community-based
(2) School- or community-based nonclassroom alternative programs,
or both, including, but not limited to, positive peer group programs,
programs involving youth and adults in constructive activities
designed as alternatives to alcohol use, and programs for special
target groups, such as women, ethnic minorities, and other high-risk,
(3) Family-oriented programs, including, but not limited to,
programs aimed at improving family relationships and involving
parents constructively in the education and nurturing of their
children, as well as in specific activities aimed at preventing
(c) The money deposited under subdivision (a) shall supplement and
not supplant any local funds made available to support the county's
alcohol abuse education and prevention efforts.
(d) If the county has a drug abuse primary prevention program, it
may choose to combine or coordinate its drug and alcohol abuse
education and prevention programs.
If the county has an alcohol and other drug advisory board,
the alcohol and drug program administrator, acting through
administrative channels designated pursuant to Section 11795, may do
either or both of the following:
(a) Provide reports and information periodically to the advisory
board regarding the status of alcohol and other drug programs in the
county and keep the advisory board informed regarding changes in
relevant state, federal, and local laws or regulations or
improvements in program design and services that may affect the
county alcohol and other drug program.
(b) Provide for the orientation of the members of the advisory
board, including, but not limited to, the provision of information
and materials on alcohol and other drug problems and programs,
planning, procedures, and site visits to local programs.