She said she is excited to find new and creative ways for the Office of the Attorney General to address the problem.
The attorney general has taken some heat for changes made within the consumer protection division and his approach to combating drug abuse. Morrisey stopped the office's consumer advocate program in January and is still evaluating what to do with it, according to a June article in the Charleston Gazette.
But members of Morrisey's staff deny they stopped the program, stressing they are still committed to consumer protection.
"The Attorney General's Office maintains a vigorous consumer protection advocacy outreach and compliance program and are making changes to better educate citizens and companies on the complexities of the law," Morrisey spokeswoman Beth Ryan said in an email.
"We will continue to demonstrate that over the course of the next few months and years."
Morrisey has also not publicly responded to a letter sent by Delegate Don Perdue, D-Wayne, asking for him to investigate a connection between sales of pseudoephedrine and methamphetamine labs.
Pseudeophedrine is an ingredient in many over-the-counter allergy medicines also frequently used to make meth.
It's office policy not to confirm or deny the existence of any investigation, Ryan said.Akers joined the Ethics Commission as its general counsel in March. She was on the commission's agenda Thursday, asking for an employment exemption request.