Said advisory council shall have the following duties:
(a) to advise the commissioner on policy, program development and priorities of need in the commonwealth for comprehensive programs in mental retardation;
(b) to participate with the department in holding a regular series of public hearings throughout the commonwealth to obtain the views of the citizens concerning the programs of the department and the needs of the people in mental retardation services;
(c) to review the annual plans and the proposed annual budget of the department, and to make recommendations to the commissioner in regard thereto; and
(d) to hold at least three meetings per year and to convene special meetings at the call of the chairman of the council, a majority of the council, or the commissioner.
This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.
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