N.Y. General City Law Section 121
Powers of the authority

The authority, by and through its board, shall have the following functions, powers and duties:


To coordinate and assist in activities in the city relating to drug control;


To establish in-patient and out-patient treatment facilities for persons addicted to the use of drugs and drug abusers. Such facilities shall include, but shall not be limited to:


detoxification centers and clinics for the out-patient treatment of drug abusers and addicts;


a treatment center where addicts may obtain professional counseling from physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and where possible, former drug abusers and addicts;


half-way houses to provide continuing treatment for drug abusers and addicts.


To create a referral program whereby drug abusers, addicts and persons and agencies concerned with their treatment will make use of the aforementioned treatment facilities;


To encourage and, when so requested, assist cooperative efforts among state and city agencies in developing solutions to the drug problem;


To establish one or more treatment districts within the city based on geography and population density; and to employ a referral counselor in each treatment district;


To encourage and foster, if possible, the use of former drug abusers and persons formerly addicted to drugs as staff personnel;


To develop preventative educational programs and in the city of New York, to assist narcotic guidance councils of community boards in the development of such programs;


Outside the city of New York, to act as agent for the city in accepting any public or private funds which may be made available to the city to combat the problems of drug abuse;


To make a continuing evaluation of the preventative educational techniques and pharmacological and psychiatric treatment procedures used in the city;


To utilize former drug abusers and ex-addicts in educational counseling and make periodic evaluations of their effectiveness;


To establish youth centers to provide individual and group therapy and develop constructive work habits;


To develop a program designed to educate and enlighten parents on detection, prevention and treatment of problems relating to drug use and in the city of New York to assist narcotic guidance councils of community boards in the development of such programs.

Source: Section 121 — Powers of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GCT/121 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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