(a) The board shall establish priorities and criteria for the disbursement of moneys in the fund. When the board determines that additional services should be eligible for payments from the fund, the chairman shall provide written notice to the Division of Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Education and the arts directing that those services be eligible for payment by the fund.
(b) The board shall investigate the needs of citizens with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, identify the gaps in services to these citizens, and issue an annual report to the Legislature each year with recommendations for meeting the identified needs, improving coordination of services and summarizing its actions during the preceding year.
(c) Moneys expended for services described under section five of this article shall be as a payer of last resort and only for citizens of this state. An individual shall use comparable benefits and services that are available prior to the expenditure of moneys available to that individual through the fund.