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§ 143B‑181.2. Assistant Secretary for Aging – appointment and duties.

(a)        The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall appoint anassistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, whose titleshall be the Assistant Secretary for Aging. The Assistant Secretary for Agingshall monitor all aging programs in the Department of Health and Human Servicesand shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Part anddelegated to him by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

(b)        The Assistant Secretary for Aging, through the appropriatesubunits of the Department of Health and Human Services, shall, at the requestof the Secretary, identify program needs for the aging, recommend programchanges, coordinate intra‑departmental program efforts, represent theSecretary in aging matters before boards and commissions, the General Assemblyand the public, coordinate program contacts between the Department of Healthand Human Services and private, State and federal agencies, initiate specialstudies on aging matters, and have the responsibility of assuring that servicesare delivered to the elderly of the State. (1977, c. 242, s. 4; 1997‑443, s. 11A.118(a).)