Maine Revised Statutes

§6108. Administration of priority social services for Maine's elderly

The Department of Health and Human Services or its successors is designated as the organizational unit of State Government with sole responsibility for administrating, subject to the direction of the commissioner, so much of the Priority Social Services Program as relates directly to older people, such as, but not limited to, these types of social services: meals for older people, transportation for older people and health and home care needs for the elderly. [2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §12 (AMD).]

Regarding priority social services for older people, the department has the powers and duty to: [2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §12 (AMD).]

1. Administer priority social services.  Administer priority social services in accordance with the intent, objectives and purposes of this Part and has, in any respects that relate to these priority social services, the powers and duties set forth in section 5310; and
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §12 (AMD) .]
2. Action to ensure consistency of priority social services.  Prepare, adopt, amend, rescind and administer policies, priorities, procedures and rules. The department and the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Human Resources, respectively, shall take, pertaining to their own policies, priorities, procedures and rules, such action as is necessary to ensure that such items pertinent to priority social services are consistent.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §12 (AMD) .]
P&SL 1973, c. 38, §B1 (NEW). P&SL 1973, c. 148, §B4 (AMD). 1973, c. 793, §16 (RPR). 1975, c. 293, §4 (AMD). 1977, c. 317, §1 (AMD). 1989, c. 329, §21 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §12 (AMD).