West Virginia Code
1 - DIVISION OF CULTURE AND HISTORY
1A - COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LA
1B - COMMISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPE
1C - INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE P
1D - OHIO RIVER VALLEY WATER SANITA
1E - SOUTHERN STATES ENERGY COMPACT
1F - WHEELING CREEK WATERSHED PROTE
1G - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON AIR POLL
1H - APPALACHIAN STATES LOW-LEVEL R
1I - VOLUNTARY VETERANS MEMORIAL CH
1J - JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE PROJECT
2 - GEODETIC AND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
2A - STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION
2B - WEATHER MODIFICATION
3 - FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT
3A - AUTHORITY OF LOCAL FIRE DEPART
3B - SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICIANS
3C - CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL IN
3D - SUPERVISION OF FIRE PROTECTION
3E - FIREWORKS SAFETY
4 - NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONE
4A - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE
5 - BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STA
5A - STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION
6 - CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM
6A - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR STATE
7 - POET LAUREATE
8 - BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICA
9 - INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY COMMIS
10 - STATE PLANNING BOARD
11 - SURPLUS PROPERTY AGENCY
12 - STATE INSURANCE
12A - GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS AND
12B - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE PR
12C - PATIENT INJURY COMPENSATION
12D - WEST VIRGINIA PATIENT INJURY
13 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
14 - STATE COMMISSION ON AGING
15 - STATE COMMISSION ON INTELLECT
29 - 15 - 1
29 - 15 - 2
29 - 15 - 3
29 - 15 - 4
29 - 15 - 5
29 - 15 - 6
29 - 15 - 7
29 - 15 - 8
16 - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
17 - THE WEST VIRGINIA ARTS AND HU
18 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE RAIL AUTH
19 - SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FU
20 - WOMEN'S COMMISSION
21 - PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
22 - STATE LOTTERY ACT
22A - RACETRACK VIDEO LOTTERY
22B - LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY
22C - WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY RACETR
23 - WEST VIRGINIA BOUNDARY COMMIS
24 - TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
25 - AUTHORIZED GAMING FACILITY
26 - WEST VIRGINIA COURTHOUSE FACI
27 - NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE AREA A
28 - COAL HERITAGE HIGHWAY AUTHORI
29 - VOLUNTEER FOR NONPROFIT YOUTH
30 - EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER HEALTH PR
31 - STATE RESILIENCY AND FLOOD PR
CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.
ARTICLE 15. STATE COMMISSION ON INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.
There is created the State Commission on Intellectual Disability hereinafter referred to as the commission.
Pursuant to subsection (g), section one, article two, chapter five-f of this code, the commission created by this section is now incorporated into and administered as part of the Department of Health and Human Resources. All references to the commission in this article shall be construed to mean the Department of Health and Human Resources.
A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The commission shall elect a chairman, a vice chairman, and such other officers as it shall deem necessary. The commission shall meet at least two times each year. Meetings will be held upon call of the chairman or of a majority of its members.
The commission shall have authority to employ such personnel as in its judgment may be necessary to carry out the work of the commission, and to fix the salaries for such employees. The commission may, within the limits of funds available, incur traveling and other expenses necessary to the effective discharge of its powers and duties. Requisition for such expenses shall be accompanied by a sworn and itemized statement which shall be filed with the Auditor.
Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 149.
The Department of Health and Human Resources shall take action to carry out the following purposes:
(a) Plan for and take other steps leading to comprehensive state and community action to combat intellectual disability.
(b) Determine what action is needed to combat intellectual disability in the state and the resources available for this purpose.
(c) Develop public awareness of the intellectual disability problem and of the need for combating it.
(d) Coordinate state and local activities relating to the various aspects of intellectual disability and its prevention, treatment, or amelioration.
(e) Consult with and advise the Governor and Legislature on all aspects of intellectual disability.
(f) Consult with and advise state agencies, boards or departments with intellectual disability responsibilities relative to the effective discharge of such responsibilities.
The Department of Health and Human Resources is designated and established as the sole state agency for receiving appropriations under and carrying out the purposes of section five of Public Law 88-156, eighty-eighth Congress approved October 24, 1963, and any law amending, revising, supplementing or superseding section five of said Public Law 88-156.
The department constitutes the designated state agency for handling all programs of the federal government relating to intellectual disability requiring action within the state which are not the specific responsibility of another state agency under the provisions of federal law, rules or regulations, or which have not been specifically entrusted to another state agency by the Legislature.
The commission may accept for any of its purposes and functions under this article any and all donations, any grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services (conditional or otherwise) from the United States or any agency thereof, or from any institution, person, firm or corporation, and may receive, utilize, administer and dispose of the same. The commission shall be empowered to comply with all regulations and requirements to qualify for such grants from the United States or agency thereof.
The Legislature shall authorize the necessary appropriation to carry out the work of the commission.
On or before January one of each year, the commission shall submit to the Governor and to the members of the Legislature a report summarizing the work and the activities of the commission for the preceding year.