There is established in the Department of Health a Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
The division shall be administered by a Deputy Commissioner of Health. The deputy commissioner shall be a person qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of his office. The deputy commissioner shall be appointed by the commissioner with the approval of the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner during the commissioner's term of office and until the appointment and qualification of the deputy commissioner's successor. The deputy commissioner shall receive a salary which shall be provided by law.
The Commissioner of Health shall report annually to the Governor and the Legislature on the activities of the division and include in that annual report an assessment of the adequacy of the current delivery of treatment services in the State and of the need for additional treatment services.
L. 1989, c. 51, s. 5.