PUBLIC LAW 94-237—MAR. 19, 1976 (b)(1) Section 409(f) of the Act is amended by adding at the end the following: " A State plan submitted under subsection (e) may also contain provisions relating to alcoholism or mental health. The Secretary, acting through the National Institute on D r u g Abuse, shall establish procedures by which the National Institute on D r u g Abuse shall review each State plan submitted pursuant to subsection (e) and under which it shall complete its review of each such plan not later than September 15 of the calendar year in which the plan is submitted, or not later than sixty days after the plan is received by the National Institute on D r u g Abuse, whichever is later.". (2) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall take effect January 1, 1976. SEC. 10. (a) Section 410(a) of the Act (21 U.S.C. 1177(a)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: " I n the implementation of his authority under this section, the Secretary shall accord a high priority to applications for grants or contracts for p r i m a r y prevention programs. For purposes of the preceding sentence, p r i m a r y prevention programs include programs designed to discourage persons from beginning di'ug abuse. To the extent that appropriations authorized under this section are used to fund treatment services, the Secretary shall not limit such funding to treatment for opiate abuse, but shall also provide support for treatment for nonopiate d r u g abuse including polydrug abuse.". (b) Section 410(c) of the Act (21 U.S.C. 1177(c)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: " (4) E a c h applicant within a State, upon filing its application with the Secretary for a grant or contract to provide treatment or rehabilitation services shall provide a proposed performance standard or standards, to measure, or research protocol to determine, the effectiveness of such treatment or rehabilitation program or project.". SF.C. 11. Section 410(b) of the Act (21 U.S.C. 1177(b)) is amended by chanj^J^g "pnd $160,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June SO, 1975," to read "$160,000,000 for er.ch of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1975 and June 30, 1976; $40,000,000 for the period July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976; a r d $160,000,000 for each of the fiscal years endijig September 30, 1977, and September 30, 1978,". SEC. 12. (a)(1) The first sentence of section 501(a) of the Act is amended by changing "section" to read "title" both places it appears therein. (2) Section 501(b) of the Act (21 U.S.C. 1191(b)) is amended by inserting "(hereinafter in this title referred to as the ' D i r e c to r ') " immediately after "Director". (b)(1) Section 502 of the Act is amended to read as follows: "§ 502. Technical assistance to State and local agencies " (a) The Director shall— " (1) coordinate or assure coordination of Federal d r u g abuse prevention functions with corresponding functions of State and local governments; and " (2) provide for a central clearinghouse for Federal, State, and local governments, public and private agencies, and individuals seeking d r u g abuse information and assistance from the Federal Government. " (b) I n carrying out his functions under this section, the Director " (1) provide technical assistance—including advice and consultation relating to local programs, technical and professional assistance, and, where deemed necessary, use of task forces of
90 STAT. 247 21 USC 1176. Review of State plans.
Effective date. 21 USC 1176 note.
21 USC 1191.
86 Stat. 85. 21 USC 1192.