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  189.055.  Duties of department of social services. — The department is hereby designated as administrator of sections 189.010 to 189.085 and:

  (1)  Shall formulate and carry on a program to achieve the purposes of sections 189.010 to 189.085.  Such program shall be developed in consultation with the advisory committees established by sections 189.010 to 189.085 and in accord with the rules and regulations relating to this program;

  (2)  Shall, to the greatest degree possible, provide for local or regional management and is authorized to enter into contracts with public and private institutions, agencies and persons for the administration of the provisions of sections 189.010 to 189.085;

  (3)  In addition to state appropriations, the department shall receive and expend all funds made available by the federal government, by the state or its political subdivision, or from any other sources for such purposes; and it shall cooperate with the federal government in developing, improving, and extending the services and in the administration of any state plan;

  (4)  Shall cooperate with other state departments and agencies of this state and with medical, health, nursing, and welfare groups and organizations, private or public, and endeavor to coordinate the efforts of all persons and agencies interested in the discovery, care, and rehabilitation of high risk women and children; and it is entitled to receive aid and assistance from other departments and agencies of this state in carrying out the plans adopted by the department*;

  (5)  May receive title to property, real or personal, in all cases of gifts, devises, or bequests to the service and may act as trustee and as such receive title to property, real or personal, where given in trust for the benefit of the service;

  (6)  Shall develop a program to find and identify high risk patients. Such program shall be developed in consultation with the advisory committees established by sections 189.010 to 189.085, with any other federal, state or local governmental agencies presently involved or likely to be involved in the future with such programs and with any person presently involved or likely to be involved in the future with such programs;

  (7)  Shall develop a program to evaluate at least annually all programs offered by any persons approved by the department or a party to any contract, agreement or cooperative endeavor with the department relative to standards and regulations promulgated pursuant to sections 189.010 to 189.085.  A copy of such evaluation shall be provided the governor and the members of the general assembly in the form of a report submitted over the signature of the director.

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(L. 1974 H.B. 1686 § 10)

*Word "division" appears in original rolls.


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