4.The commissioner is authorized to:
a.Gather data relative to the occurrence of diabetes and its associated complications;
b.Enter into necessary contracts and agreements with counties, municipalities, and other units of government, colleges, universities, associations, and agencies;
c.Conduct a scientific investigation into the prevention, cause, and control of diabetes and its associated morbidity;
d.Develop more effective methods for evaluating diabetes control strategies;
e.Promote programs of education for persons with diabetes in order to improve their quality of life and reduce the burdens of the disease and its complications;
f.Promote programs of professional education for physicians, nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and public health professionals relative to the prevention and control of diabetes and the rehabilitation of persons with the complications of diabetes; and
g.Apply for and accept any grant of money from the federal government or any other source available for the purposes of P.L.1987, c.10 (C.26:2-138 et seq.).
L.1987, c.10, s.4; amended 2017, c.131, s.68.