TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-1.8
Commission on the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

SECTION 23-1.8-3


§ 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 and training;

(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 hospitals;

(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.)