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§ 143B‑216.31.  Council for the Deaf and theHard of Hearing – creation and duties.

There is hereby created the Council for the Deaf and the Hard ofHearing of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Council shall haveduties including the following:

(1)        To make recommendations to the Secretary of the Departmentof Health and Human Services for cost‑effective provision, coordination,and improvement of services;

(2)        To create public awareness of the specific needs andabilities of people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf‑blind and toconsider the need for new State programs concerning the deaf, hard of hearing,and deaf‑blind;

(3)        To advise the Secretary of the Department of Health andHuman Services during planning and implementation of services being provided toNorth Carolina citizens who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf‑blind withrespect to the quality, extent, and scope of those services;

(4)        To advise the Secretary of the Department of Health andHuman Services and the Superintendent of the Department of Public Instructionregarding planning, implementation, and cost‑effective coordination ofState programs providing educational services for persons who are deaf, hard ofhearing, or deaf‑blind; and

(5)        To respond to the request of the Secretary of the Departmentof Health and Human Services for advice or recommendations pertaining to anymatter affecting deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf‑blind citizens of NorthCarolina. (1989, c. 533, s. 2; 1997‑443,s. 11A.118(a); 2003‑343, s. 1.)