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36-1162 - Powers and functions of Arizona poison control system
36-1162. Powers and functions of Arizona poison control system
The Arizona poison control system shall:
1. Maintain a comprehensive list of poison and drug information resources.
2. Furnish advisory services to health professionals on the toxicity of poisons, drugs and household chemical products and effective and safe treatment of poisoning.
3. Provide information to the public on the prevention of accidental poisonings and first aid treatment of poisoning.
4. Provide a toll free telephone service for all communities in this state, including all treatment facilities in this state.
5. Provide expert capability for the rapid identification of toxic agents.
6. Conduct and promote educational programs for professionals and the public on poisoning.
7. Establish, in consultation with the department of health services, physicians and hospitals, procedures for reporting the incidence of poisoning.
8. Procure grants to engage in research to enhance delivery of specialized emergency services in the treatment of poisoning.
9. Establish a teratogen information program. The program shall establish a statewide toll free telephone number to provide health care providers and the public with up-to-date information and referrals on possible teratogen exposure and shall develop educational programs and materials. The program established by this paragraph ends on July 1, 2009 pursuant to section 41-3102. For the purposes of this paragraph, "teratogen" means a physical, infectious or chemical agent that causes a change in the normal development of a human embryo or fetus.
10. Assist the department of health services in coordinating public health information regarding a chemical or other toxic fire event, including providing information regarding possible toxic exposures and appropriate health care facility referrals for those exposures.