§ 40.1-1.1-3. Powers of department.
The department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals is hereby authorized:
(1) To develop jointly with the federal government through its appropriate agency or instrumentality, a plan or plans for the purpose specified in § 40.1-1.1-1 and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary or desirable for the administration of such plans and the provisions of this chapter;
(2) To receive and expend in accordance with those plans any funds made available to the department by the federal government, the state, or its political subdivision for that purpose;
(3) To develop services and to provide encouragement in assistance of adequate methods of treatment of psychiatric disorders in accordance with those plans.
(P.L. 1948, ch. 2113, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 26-1-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)