4.1401.1 Powers and duties.

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There is created within the Executive branch of the government an Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled. The head of that office is a director appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The director shall be an individual qualified by knowledge, skill and ability to administer and direct the provisions of this law, and shall employ a qualified staff to include legal counsel and others as needed. This office shall be independent of all agencies that are considered service providers.

History: 1991, PL 22-9.