42 U.S. Code § 290dd - Substance abuse among government and other employees

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(a) Programs and services
(1) Development
The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, shall be responsible for fostering substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and services in State and local governments and in private industry.
(2) Model programs
(A) In general
Consistent with the responsibilities described in paragraph (1), the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, shall develop a variety of model programs suitable for replication on a cost-effective basis in different types of business concerns and State and local governmental entities.
(B) Dissemination of information
The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, shall disseminate information and materials relative to such model programs to the State agencies responsible for the administration of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation activities and shall, to the extent feasible provide technical assistance to such agencies as requested.
(b) Deprivation of employment
(1) Prohibition
No person may be denied or deprived of Federal civilian employment or a Federal professional or other license or right solely on the grounds of prior substance abuse.
(2) Application
This subsection shall not apply to employment in—
(A) the Central Intelligence Agency;
(B) the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(C) the National Security Agency;
(D) any other department or agency of the Federal Government designated for purposes of national security by the President; or
(E) in any position in any department or agency of the Federal Government, not referred to in subparagraphs (A) through (D), which position is determined pursuant to regulations prescribed by the head of such agency or department to be a sensitive position.
(3) Rehabilitation Act
The inapplicability of the prohibition described in paragraph (1) to the employment described in paragraph (2) shall not be construed to reflect on the applicability of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.] or other anti-discrimination laws to such employment.
(c) Construction
This section shall not be construed to prohibit the dismissal from employment of a Federal civilian employee who cannot properly function in his employment.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 541, formerly Pub. L. 91–616, title III, § 301,Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1849, as amended Pub. L. 92–554, Oct. 25, 1972, 86 Stat. 1167; Pub. L. 93–282, title I, § 105(a),May 14, 1974, 88 Stat. 127; Pub. L. 94–371, § 3(a),July 26, 1976, 90 Stat. 1035; Pub. L. 96–180, § 7,Jan. 2, 1980, 93 Stat. 1303; Pub. L. 97–35, title IX, § 962(a),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 592; renumbered § 520 of act July 1, 1944, and amended Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13),Apr. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 181; Pub. L. 98–509, title III, § 301(c)(2),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2364; renumbered § 541,Pub. L. 100–77, title VI, § 611(2),July 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 516; Pub. L. 100–607, title VIII, § 813(2),Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3170; Pub. L. 100–628, title VI, § 613(2),Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3243; Pub. L. 101–93, § 5(t)(1),Aug. 16, 1989, 103 Stat. 615; Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 131,July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 366.)
References in Text

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), is Pub. L. 93–112, Sept. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 355, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 16 (§ 701 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 701 of Title 29 and Tables.
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 4571 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 98–24.
Amendments

1992—Pub. L. 102–321amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to substance abuse among government and other employees for provisions relating to technical assistance to States relative to alcohol abuse and alcoholism programs.
1989—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 101–93directed that subsec. (a)(4) of this section as similarly amended by title VIII of Pub. L. 100–607and title VI of Pub. L. 100–628be amended to read as if the amendments made by title VI of Pub. L. 100–628had not been enacted. See 1988 Amendment note below.
1988—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 100–607and Pub. L. 100–628made identical technical amendments to reference to section 290dd–2 of this title to reflect renumbering of corresponding section of original act.
1984—Pub. L. 98–509amended directory language of Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13). See 1983 Amendment note below.
1983—Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13), as amended by Pub. L. 98–509renumbered section 4571 of this title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13)(A)(i), substituted “the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism” for “the Institute”.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13)(A)(ii), substituted “section 290dd–2 of this title” for “section 4581 of this title”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(13)(A)(iii), substituted “this subchapter” for references to “this chapter”, meaning chapter 60 (§ 4541 et seq.) of this title, and the Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act [21 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.].
1981—Pub. L. 97–35restructured provisions and substituted provisions relating to technical assistance for enumerated activities, and improvement of coordination with Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act, for provisions authorizing appropriations through fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1981, for covered activities.
1980—Pub. L. 96–180authorized appropriation of $60,000,000 and $65,000,000 for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1980, and 1981.
1976—Pub. L. 94–371struck out “and” after “1975” and inserted provisions authorizing $70,000,000 to be appropriated for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1977, $77,000,000 to be appropriated for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1978, and $85,000,000 to be appropriated for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1979.
1974—Pub. L. 93–282authorized appropriation of $80,000,000 for fiscal years ending June 30, 1975 and June 30, 1976.
1972—Pub. L. 92–554substituted “for each of the next two fiscal years” for “for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973”.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–321effective Oct. 1, 1992, with provision for programs providing financial assistance, see section 801(c), (d) ofPub. L. 102–321, set out as a note under section 236 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–628effective Nov. 7, 1988, see section 631 ofPub. L. 100–628, set out as a note under section 254e of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–607effective Nov. 4, 1988, see section 831 ofPub. L. 100–607, set out as a note under section 254e of this title.

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