§60A-11-1. Legislative findings and purpose.
(a) Findings. -- The Legislature finds that some residential
and business properties are being used for the consumption,
production and manufacture of illegal drugs resulting in
contamination with hazardous chemical residues. These illegal
laboratories present an immediate and ongoing danger to public
health and safety. Innocent members of the public may be harmed
when they are exposed to the chemical residues if the property is
not decontaminated prior to subsequent rental, sale or use of the
(b) Purpose. -- The purpose of this article is to protect the
public health, safety and welfare by designating the Department of
Health and Human Resources as the state agency to set forth
standards for the remediation of clandestine drug laboratories.