(a) The Commission shall:
(1) solicit and gather concerns of caregivers by:
(ii) holding public hearings;
(iii) establishing a telephone hotline for public access; and
(iv) other appropriate means;
(2) develop and distribute to interested parties a handbook of current respite care and other family caregiver services available in the State;
(3) review successful respite care programs in other states;
(4) develop a model family caregiver support program that incorporates best practices from existing programs in this and other states;
(5) provide ongoing analysis of best practices in family caregiver support programs in this and other states;
(6) coordinate activities of existing and proposed family caregiver support services among State and local units;
(7) research available funding sources and explore possibilities for additional funds;
(8) identify unmet needs and priorities for additional funds; and
(9) monitor implementation of the Commission's recommendations.
(b) The Commission shall report annually on its activities and recommendations regarding family caregiver support services to the Governor and, subject to § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.
Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 67, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 68, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2019, c. 8, § 5.
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.