2018 Code of Alabama
Title 38 - PUBLIC WELFARE.
Chapter 9A - IN-HOME SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.
Section 38-9A-5 - State Support Council.
(a) The State Support Council is created and shall be comprised of not more than 15 consumer and family members. Of these, there will be three representatives appointed by each regional support council. These shall include a regional council officer, one other regional council member, and a community council member. Additionally, the following individuals or their designees shall serve as nonvoting advisory members: The Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, the State Superintendent of Education, the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, and the State Health Officer of the Department of Public Health. The State Support Council shall provide a forum for the development of a state plan for an individual and family support system reflecting the experiences and needs of each region which shall be updated at least every three years and a forum for the consolidation and presentation of the annual budget request. The State Support Council shall make an annual report to the Legislature that includes an evaluation of the program and recommendations for future policy in individual and family supports. The report shall also be distributed to the Governor for dissemination to state agencies.
(b) The state council shall also develop a code of ethics for the council, including a policy regarding potential conflicts of interest in membership, receipt of supports, and other areas as appropriate.
(c) The state council shall meet at least quarterly.(Acts 1993, No. 93-334, p. 507, §5; Acts 1997, No. 97-421, p. 709, §1.)