DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
126-A:13 Oversight Committee; Establishment; Purpose.
I. There shall be an oversight committee on health and human services consisting of the following members :
(a) Three members of the senate, at least one of whom shall be a member of the senate health and human services committee and one of whom shall be a member of the senate finance committee, appointed by the president of the senate.
(b)(1) Five members of the house of representatives, 3 of whom shall be from the health, human services and elderly affairs committee, and one of whom shall be from the house finance committee division responsible for the department of health and human services, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(2) Two members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one of whom shall be appointed by the leader of the minority party of the house of representatives, shall be available to serve, at the request of the committee chairperson, as an alternate member for an absent committee member. An alternate member shall have full voting authority while serving for an absent committee member.
II. Membership on the oversight committee shall be for the biennium and shall be coterminous with membership in the general court.
III. The oversight committee on health and human services shall provide legislative oversight of the department to support a cost effective, comprehensive, coordinated system of health and human services that is family-centered and community-based. The committee shall promote greater efficiencies by consolidating and centralizing reporting requirements and other responsibilities of the department under this section to avoid duplication of efforts involving other non-regulatory boards, commissions, councils, advisory committees, and task forces.
Source. 1995, 310:1. 1998, 140:1. 2005, 177:21. 2010, 268:1, 2, eff. Sept. 4, 2010. 2020, 37:21, eff. July 29, 2020. 2021, 211:3, eff. Aug. 11, 2021.