Health and Safety
Commission on the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
§ 23-1.8-3 Committees.
(a) To assist in the performance of its duties the commission shall establish
various committees. Except as authorized by the commission, committees shall be
composed of no more than seven (7) members who shall serve staggered terms.
(b) At least one individual who is deaf, one individual who
is hard-of-hearing, and one commission member, whenever possible, shall serve
on each committee. In addition, governmental agencies shall assign one
representative to the following committees:
(1) Telecommunications relay service committee: one
representative of the public utilities commission;
(2) Education committee: one representative of the department
of elementary and secondary education and one representative of the Rhode
Island School for the Deaf;
(3) Employment committee: one representative of the
department of human services, and one representative of the department of labor
(4) Health care committee: one representative of the
department of elderly affairs, one representative of the department of health,
and one representative of the department of mental health, retardation, and
(c) The committees are responsible for appointing their
chairpersons. Chairpersons shall report upon the activities of their committees
at commission meetings.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 174, § 2.)