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Commissioner; powers and duties
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28-C
§ 2892. Commissioner; powers and duties. The commissioner shall have
the following powers and duties:

(a) To conduct studies and surveys of nursing service to determine
public nursing service needs and the extent to which such needs can be
provided by homemakers, home health aides, licensed practical nurses and
registered professional nurses.

(b) To make recommendations to nursing service organizations,
hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies relating to personnel
practices, recruitment, training, conditions of employment and
compensation for the purposes of improvement of the quality and
availability of nursing service and making more effective use of
existing nurse manpower.

(c) To advise the department of education as to the extent to which
hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies are suitable as
clinical facilities for the training of nursing service personnel.

(d) To institute and operate refresher training programs for nursing
service personnel.

(e) To enlist in a nurse reserve those inactive nurses interested in
returning to active nursing service.

(f) To maintain a central registry of nursing manpower resources
including, but not limited to, data concerning registered professional
nurses and licensed practical nurses.

(g) To institute and operate a nurse manpower recruitment service
including, but not limited to, a guidance and counseling service.