Services for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing persons are provided by many agencies of the State government and through funding from these agencies, by many private agencies and providers. This bill would establish an Interagency Coordinating Council for Services to Persons Who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing under the administrative lead of the New York State Commission on Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQCAPD). The Council would coordinate the collection of information on population needs, engage in comprehensive strategic planning and prepare legislative and policy recommendations to the Governor and the State Legislature.
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