PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
171-A:19 Client and Legal Services Section.
A client and legal services section shall be established in the department. Its functions and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:
I. Assisting the commissioner in responding to inquiries and complaints by or on behalf of mentally ill or developmentally disabled persons.
II. Assisting the commissioner in securing needed services and information for mentally ill persons, developmentally disabled persons, or their respective families.
III. Assisting the commissioner in assuring that the human rights of mentally ill persons and of developmentally disabled clients in the service delivery system are protected.
Source. 1979, 322:7. 1987, 206:2. 1995, 310:172, 181. 2001, 101:17, eff. Aug. 20, 2001.