Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act Amendments of 1989

Section 22 of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, entitled "Drug-Free Schools and Campuses," reads as follows:

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Section 22 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses.

(a) In General-

1. Certification of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program - Title XII of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end a new section 1213 to read as follows: "Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention" Sec. 1213. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless it certifies to the Secretary that it has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees that, at a minimum, includes

(1) the annual distribution to each student and employee of:

(A) standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities;

(B) a description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, State, or Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;

(C) a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;

(D) a description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students; and

(E) a clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State, and Federal law), and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct required by paragraph (1)(A); and

(2) a biennial review by the institution of its program to

(A) determine its effectiveness and implement changes to the program if they are needed; and

(B) ensure that the sanctions required by paragraph (1)(E) are consistently enforced.