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Responsibilities of the commissioner
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 8-A
§ 465-b. Responsibilities of the commissioner. The commissioner shall
directly or through contract administer a program of nutrition outreach
that shall include but not be limited to:

1. statewide coordination;

2. provision of information as to the availability of, eligibility
criteria for, and application procedure for food assistance programs;

3. coordination of efforts among state agencies including, but not
limited to, the department of health, the office for the aging, and the
education department and community agencies involved in food assistance

4. compilation of statistical data from state and local agencies and
dissemination to community organizations; and

5. nutrition education.