Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-7.1
Rodent Control and Eradication

SECTION 23-7.1-4

§ 23-7.1-4. Powers and duties of the director.

It shall be the responsibility of the director to administer this chapter. In addition to the other powers and duties granted in this chapter, the director shall have and may exercise the following powers and duties:

(1) Exercise general supervision of the administration and enforcement of this chapter.

(2) Promulgate statewide minimum standards for rodent control and any other rules and regulations that may be necessary to further the purposes of this chapter.

(3) Advise, consult, and cooperate with the local communities in furthering the purposes of this chapter.

(4) Assist the local communities in the preparation of rodent control programs and in the preparation of applications to the federal government for the financing of rodent control programs.

(5) Make agreements with local communities with respect to state financing pursuant to this chapter and certify disbursements pursuant to those agreements.

(6) Make available, so far as is feasible and practicable, technical and advisory assistance to aid the local communities in furthering the purposes of this chapter.

(7) Foster and establish continuing biological studies as part of the department of health's program for the systematic control and eradication of rodents.

(8) Exercise all incidental powers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1968, ch. 277, § 1: G.L. 1956, § 23-45-4; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1: G.L. 1956, § 23-7.1-4.)