Maine Revised Statutes

§1701. Program of health services

The department, through its Bureau of Health, is authorized to administer a program to extend and improve its services for promoting the general public health.

The department is authorized to:

1. Apply for federal aid.  Apply for federal aid under the Public Health Service Act (Public Law No. 410, 78th Congress Second Session as heretofore or hereafter amended);
2. Cooperate with Federal Government.  Cooperate with the Federal Government through the United States Public Health Service in matters of mutual concern pertaining to general public health, including such methods of administration as are found to be necessary for the efficient operation of the plan for the aid; and
[ 1981, c. 470, Pt. A, §70 (AMD) .]
3. Reports.  Make such reports in such form and containing such information as the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service may require, and comply with such provisions as said Surgeon General may find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports.

The Treasurer of State shall be the appropriate fiscal officer of the State to receive federal grants on account of general public health services as contemplated by Public Health Service Act, as heretofore or hereafter amended, and the State Controller shall authorize expenditures therefrom as approved by the department.

1981, c. 470, §A70 (AMD).