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.
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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