§40-17-2  Agency established. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE40/40-17/40-17-2.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 40

Human services

CHAPTER 40-17

Support of Homeless

SECTION 40-17-2



   § 40-17-2  Agency established. –

(a) There is hereby created a permanent council to be called the "Interagency

Council on Homelessness" consisting of eighteen (18) members and two (2)

ex-officio members:



   (1) One of whom shall be the chief of the office of housing

and community development, or his or her designee, who shall chair the

Interagency Council on Homelessness;



   (2) One of whom shall be the director of the department of

administration, or his or her designee;



   (3) One of whom shall be the chair of the housing resources

commission, or his or her designee;



   (4) One of whom shall be the director of the department of

human services, or his or her designee;



   (5) One of whom shall be the director of the department of

health, or his or her designee;



   (6) One of whom shall be the director of the department of

children, youth, and families, or his or her designee;



   (7) One of whom shall be the director of elderly affairs, or

his or her designee;



   (8) One of whom shall be the director of behavioral

healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, or his or her designee;



   (9) One of whom shall be director of the department of labor

and training, or his or her designee;



   (10) One of whom shall be the director of the department of

corrections, or his or her designee;



   (11) One of whom shall be the commissioner of the department

of elementary or secondary education, or his or her designee;



   (12) One of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island

housing and mortgage finance corporation, or his or her designee;



   (13) One of whom shall be the director of emergency

management agency, or his or her designee;



   (14) One of whom shall be a representative from the Rhode

Island division/department of veterans' affairs or his or her designee;



   (15) One of whom shall be the public defender, or his or her

designee;



   (16) One of whom shall be the Medicaid director within the

department of human services, or his or her designee;



   (17) One of whom shall be the secretary of the executive

office of health and human services, or his or her designee;



   (18) One of whom shall be the Lieutenant Governor, or his or

her designee;



   (19) One of whom shall be an ex-officio member who shall be

from the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center who specializes in

health care for homeless veterans; and



   (20) One of whom shall be an ex-officio member who shall be

the chair, or his or her designee, of the Interagency Council on Homelessness

Advisory Council as described in this chapter herein.



   (b) Forthwith upon the effective date of this chapter, the

members of the commission shall meet at the call of the chair and organize.

Vacancies in the commission shall be filled in like manner as the original

appointment.



   (c) The department of administration is hereby directed to

provide suitable quarters and staff for the commission.



   (d) All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish

such advice and information, documentary, and otherwise to the commission and

its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate

the purposes of this chapter.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1987, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 348, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch.

359, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 216, §

1.)