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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 18B DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Section 1 - Establishment

Section 2 - Services enumerated

Section 3 - Functions of department; area-based service programs

Section 4 - Payment for services

Section 5 - Federal requirements; additional services; inspection of records

Section 6 - Commissioner; appointment; qualifications; salary

Section 6A - Foster care review unit; director

Section 7 - Commissioner; powers and duties

Section 8 - Deputy commissioner; appointment; qualifications; duties; salary

Section 9 - Assistant commissioners; appointment; qualifications; salary

Section 10 - Legal counsel; staff personnel

Section 11 - Regional offices; directors

Section 12 - Area directors; appointment; qualifications; duties; plans; budgets; social worker qualifications

Section 13 - Area boards; members; appointment; terms

Section 14 - Area boards; selection committee; lists of prospective members; approval; appointment

Section 15 - Area boards; powers and duties

Section 16 - Statewide advisory council

Section 17 - Centers for children and families

Section 18 - Trust funds; investment deposits; expenditures

Section 19 - Unclaimed money of former wards; annual pay over to state treasurer; disposition

Section 20 - Funds; advancement and disbursement; reports

Section 21 - Adoption subsidy program

Section 22 - Adoption and medical assistance for interstate children; interstate compacts

Section 23 - Residential care of children; annual report

Section 24 - High-risk children; racial disproportion; procurement of services; children transitioning out of system; semi-annual report

Section 25 - Multiple 51A reports; quarterly report