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2023 Statute


65-413.General powers and duties. In carrying out the purposes of the act, the secretary is authorized and directed:

(a) To require such reports, make such inspections and investigations and prescribe such regulations as he or she deems necessary;

(b) to provide methods of administration and take other action as may be necessary to comply with the requirements of the federal act and federal regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

(c) to procure in his or her discretion the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof, by contract, when such services are to be performed on a part-time or fee-for-service basis and do not involve the performance of administrative duties;

(d) to enter into agreements for the utilization of the facilities and services of other departments, agencies, and institutions, public or private, to the extent that the secretary considers desirable to effectuate the purposes of this act;

(e) to accept on behalf of the state and to deposit with the state treasurer any grant, gift or contribution made to assist in meeting the cost of carrying out the purposes of this act and to expend the same for such purpose;

(f) to make an annual report to the governor and to the legislature on activities and expenditures pursuant to this act, including recommendations for such additional legislation as the secretary considers appropriate to furnish adequate hospital and medical facilities to the people of this state.

History: L. 1947, ch. 328, § 4; L. 1955, ch. 286, § 4; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 74; L. 1976, ch. 265, § 4; July 1.

2024. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2024-04-13T03:43:36. Head Rev No: 747053(I)