The director of health shall:
(A) Encourage and assist in the development of programs of education and research pertaining to the causes, detection, and treatment of sickle cell disease and provide for rehabilitation and counseling of persons possessing the trait of or afflicted with this disease;
(B) Advise, consult, cooperate with, and assist, by contract or otherwise, agencies of this state and the federal government, agencies of the governments of other states, agencies of political subdivisions of this state, and private organizations, corporations, and associations in the development and promotion of programs pertaining to the causes, detection, and treatment of sickle cell disease and rehabilitation and counseling of persons possessing the trait of or afflicted with this disease;
(C) Accept and administer grants from the federal government or other sources, public or private, for carrying out any of the functions enumerated in divisions (A) and (B) of this section;
(D) Submit a written report to the general assembly on or before the twenty-first day of August of each year outlining the receipt and disbursement of funds and the implementation and progress of various programs undertaken pursuant to this section during the preceding fiscal year.
Effective Date: 07-01-1985.