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Bill Number: 2100 Ratification Number: 50 Act Number 26 Introducing Body: House Subject: County mental retardation boards created
(A26, R50, H2100)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-21-835 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY MENTAL RETARDATION BOARDS CREATED BY COUNTY COUNCIL ACTIONS SHALL HAVE EQUAL STATUS WITH THOSE CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 44-21-830 AND SHALL PERFORM THE SAME DUTIES AS THOSE ASSIGNED TO BOARDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 44-21-840.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
County mental retardation boards; equal status; duties
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-21-835. County Mental Retardation Boards created by actions of county councils have equal status with those created pursuant to Section 44-21-830, and they shall accept and perform the duties assigned to boards pursuant to Section 44-21-840. The Department may contract with them for a full range of mental retardation services."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.