General Provisions

Section 170-G:6-a

    170-G:6-a Advisory Board. –
I. There is hereby established a board to advise the department of health and human services on services for children, youth, and families. The board shall consist of 12 members and such additional members as may be necessary to comply with federal regulations for the acceptance of federal funds and as may be necessary to make reasonable attempts to achieve representation of each county. Members of the board shall represent:
(a) Community youth service agencies.
(b) The juvenile justice field, law enforcement, probation, police, courts, and attorneys.
(c) Appropriate professional fields such as psychology, social services, education, and health.
(d) Members of the public whose family has been affected by the department of health and human services, division for children, youth and families.
(e) Members of the general court.
II. Each member shall serve a term of 3 years; provided that legislative members shall serve a term coterminous with their term in office. A member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed in the same manner as the original appointment. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall receive mileage payments at the state employee rate within the limits of funds appropriated to the department. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
III. Members of the board who meet the criteria and qualifications described in paragraph I shall be appointed in the following manner:
(a) The governor shall appoint 4 members.
(b) The senate president shall appoint 4 members.
(c) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint 4 members.
(d) Any additional members shall be recommended by the commissioner and appointed by the governor and council.

Source. 2015, 154:1, eff. June 12, 2015. 2017, 156:181, 182, eff. July 1, 2017. 2019, 298:1, eff. July 29, 2019.