2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46a-9. Advocacy board established.

      Sec. 46a-9. Advocacy board established. There is established a Board of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, hereinafter referred to as the advocacy board. The advocacy board shall advise the executive director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities on matters relating to advocacy policy, client service priorities and issues affecting persons with disabilities. Said advocacy board shall consist of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and be comprised of ten persons with disabilities or a parent or guardian of a person with a disability, at least four of whom shall represent developmentally disabled persons, and five persons who are knowledgeable in the problems of persons with disabilities including the state Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator and the chairperson for the advisory board of the protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness program. No officer or employee of a state or private agency providing services to persons with disabilities other than the chairperson for the advisory board of the protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness program, if applicable, may serve as a member of the advocacy board. The initial terms of the members of said advocacy board shall terminate on July 1, 1979, and thereafter the terms of the members of said advocacy board shall be coterminous with the term of the Governor. The Governor shall appoint one of the members of said board to serve as chairperson. All members of the advocacy board shall serve without compensation but shall be compensated for necessary expenses, incurred in the performance of their duties as board members.

      (P.A. 77-589, S. 5, 9; P.A. 94-87, S. 1; P.A. 95-84.)

      History: P.A. 94-87 changed reference from "handicapped" to "persons with disabilities", defined role for advocacy board and removed obsolete provision re duty of commissioner of consumer protection to convene initial meeting of board; P.A. 95-84 replaced "handicapped" persons with persons "with disabilities" and provided that the chairperson for the advisory board of the protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness program be a member of the advocacy board.

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