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§ 122C‑12.  (Thisarticle has a contingent effective date – see note) State MH/DD/SA ConsumerAdvocacy Program.

The Secretary shall establisha State MH/DD/SA Consumer Advocacy Program office in the Office of theSecretary of Health and Human Services. The Secretary shall appoint a StateConsumer Advocate. In selecting the State Consumer Advocate, the Secretaryshall consider candidates recommended by citizens' organizations representingthe interest of individuals with needs for mental health, developmentaldisabilities, and substance abuse services. The State Consumer Advocate mayhire individuals to assist in executing the State Consumer Advocacy Program andto act on the State Consumer Advocate's behalf. The State Consumer Advocateshall have expertise and experience in MH/DD/SA, including expertise andexperience in advocacy. The Attorney General shall provide legal staff andadvice to the State Consumer Advocate. (2001‑437, s. 2; 2002‑126, s. 10.30; 2003‑284,s. 10.10; 2005‑276, s. 10.27.)