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256B.0928 Statewide caregiver support and respite care project.

(a) The commissioner shall establish and maintain a statewide caregiver support and respite care project. The project shall:

(1) provide information, technical assistance, and training statewide to county agencies and organizations on direct service models of caregiver support and respite care services;

(2) identify and address issues, concerns, and gaps in the statewide network for caregiver support and respite care;

(3) maintain a statewide caregiver support and respite care resource center;

(4) educate caregivers on the availability and use of caregiver and respite care services;

(5) promote and expand caregiver training and support groups using existing networks when possible; and

(6) apply for and manage grants related to caregiver support and respite care.

(b) An advisory committee shall be appointed to advise the caregiver support project on all aspects of the project including the development and implementation of the caregiver support and respite care services projects. The advisory committee shall review procedures and provide advice and technical assistance to the caregiver support project regarding the grant program established under section 256B.0917 and others established for caregivers.

The advisory committee shall consist of not more than 16 people appointed by the commissioner and shall be comprised of representatives from public and private agencies, service providers, and consumers from all areas of the state.

Members of the advisory committee shall not be compensated for service.

HIST: 1992 c 513 art 7 s 75

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