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SECTION 483
Council on children and families; chair
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 10-C
§ 483. Council on children and families; chair. 1. There shall be a
council on children and families established within the office of
children and family services consisting of the following members: the
state commissioner of children and family services, the commissioner of
temporary and disability assistance, the commissioner of mental health,
the commissioner of the office for people with developmental
disabilities, the commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance
abuse services, the commissioner of education, the director of the
office of probation and correctional alternatives, the commissioner of
health, the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services,
the state advocate for persons with disabilities, the director of the
office for the aging, the commissioner of labor, and the chair of the
commission on quality of care for the mentally disabled. The governor
shall designate the chair of the council and the chief executive officer
(CEO).

2. The chair of the council in consultation with the commissioner of
the office of children and family services, shall designate staff from
the office of children and family services to work full time in carrying
out the functions of the council.

3. The council may conduct its meetings and, by and through the chair,
perform its powers and duties notwithstanding the absence of a quorum;
provided, however that no action may be taken by the council without the
concurrence of the chair.