§ 10:162-2.6. Conflict of interest
The county freeholders, through the county counsel or solicitor, shall be responsible for making an initial determination of whether a conflict of interest exists with respect to the management and staff of an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. The county shall be responsible for eliminating such a conflict of interest, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-22.1 et seq. and/or county conflict of interest standards. The county counsel or solicitor shall notify the Intoxicated Driving Program in writing that the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center treatment referral process is not in conflict of interest. Should there be a change in the treatment referral process, it shall be approved by the county counsel or solicitor and a new letter provided to the Intoxicated Driving Program prior to initiating the change. If an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center wishes to employ staff who are also working for an affiliated treatment program, a procedure to avoid conflict of interest shall be established by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and approved by the county counsel or solicitor. If, in its discretion, the Intoxicated Driving Program determines that a conflict of interest still exists after county review and action, it may refer the matter to the Commissioner of Human Services, to the Local Finance Board in the Department of Community Affairs or to the Attorney General for advice or action, as appropriate.