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SECTION 41.04
Responsibilities of commissioners of the offices
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 41
§ 41.04 Responsibilities of commissioners of the offices.

(a) In order to prevent unnecessary fragmentation in the planning and
financing of the care, treatment and rehabilitation of the mentally
disabled, the commissioners of the offices in the department shall
consult and cooperate with one another and shall meet from time to time
with the New York state conference of local mental hygiene directors, to
ensure that the procedural policies, forms, time frames for submission
and approval of plans and rules and regulations governing the procedures
for planning and financing of the care, treatment and rehabilitation of
the mentally disabled adopted by each of the offices in the department
are consistent with one another.

(b) Guidelines for the operation of local services plans and financing
shall be adopted only by rule or regulation. Such rules and regulations
shall be submitted at least twenty-one days prior to the effective date
thereof to the New York state conference of local mental hygiene
directors for comment thereon; provided, however, if a commissioner
finds that the public health, welfare or safety requires the prompt
adoption of rules and regulations, he may dispense with such submission
prior to the effective date thereof but, in such case, such commissioner
shall submit such rules and regulations to the conference as soon as
possible for their review within sixty days after the effective date
thereof.