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Session Laws, 1966
Volume 678, Page 175   View pdf image (33K)
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J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor                       175


(k) The Commissioner of Mental Hygiene may provide appro-
priated funds to public or non-profit organizations for the support
of pilot programs or demonstration projects, with the approval of the
State Board of Health and Mental Hygiene.

(l) In addition to other duties and powers given to him under
this subtitle and other provisions of law, the Commissioner of Mental
Hygiene with the approval of the Board of Health and Mental
Hygiene shall:

(1)    promulgate rules and regulations governing the eligibility of
local mental health programs to receive State grants under this

(2)    promulgate rules and regulations prescribing standards for
qualifications of personnel and quality of professional services ren-
dered in local mental health programs supported under this subtitle
provided that all full or part-time employees or consultants supported
with funds under this subtitle shall be recruited, appointed, promoted,
and retained without reference to race, creed, or color, and this shall
apply to services contracted for by local programs;

(3)    promulgate rules and regulations governing eligibility for
service provided that no person shall be denied service on the basis of
race, creed, color, or the inability to pay for services;

(4) review and evaluate local programs and personnel practices
and make recommendations thereon to the local governing body and
the local health officer;

(5)    provide consultative staff service to subdivisions to assist in
ascertaining local needs and in planning and establishing local men-
tal health programs;

(6)    review and approve the plans and budgets submitted by local
governing bodies for support under this subtitle;

(7)    exercise such other powers and duties as may be required for
the implementation of this subtitle.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect
July 1, 1966.

Approved April 14, 1966.

(Senate Bill 234)

AN ACT to add a new Article 52A to the Annotated Code of Mary-
land (1957 Edition and 1965 Supplement), title "Juvenile Services",
to follow immediately after Article 52 thereof; to repeal Sections
56, 69 and 70 of Article 26 of said Code, title "Courts", subtitle
"Juvenile Causes", and to enact new Section 69 in lieu thereof to
stand in the place of the section so repealed; to repeal and re-enact,
with amendments, Section 62 of said Article 26 and of said subtitle
"Juvenile Causes" in said Code; to repeal Sections 646 through 666,
inclusive, of Article 27 of said Code (1957 Edition and 1965 Supple-


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