2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46a-10. Advocacy office established. Qualifications of director.

      Sec. 46a-10. Advocacy office established. Qualifications of director. There is established an Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, hereinafter referred to as the advocacy office, for the protection and advocacy of the rights of persons with disabilities and developmentally disabled persons. The operations of the advocacy office shall be administered by a director of advocacy for persons with disabilities. Said director shall be a person knowledgeable in the problems of persons with disabilities or advocacy and shall be appointed by the Governor. The director may employ necessary staff, subject to available appropriations and the provisions of chapter 67. The director may adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54, subject to the approval of said board, to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

      (P.A. 77-589, S. 3, 9; P.A. 89-144, S. 15; P.A. 94-87, S. 4; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-5, S. 21, 30.)

      History: P.A. 89-144 substituted the office of protection and advocacy for persons with disabilities for the office of protection and advocacy for handicapped and developmentally disabled persons; P.A. 94-87 changed reference from handicapped persons to persons with disabilities; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-5 removed the provision that placed the advocacy office within the department of consumer protection for administrative purposes only, effective July 1, 1994.

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