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Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 430
ELDER AFFAIRS
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F.S. 430.5015
430.5015 Dementia Director.
(1) The position of Dementia Director is created within the Department of Elderly Affairs. The Secretary of Elderly Affairs shall appoint the director who shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
(2) The director may call upon appropriate agencies of state government for assistance as is needed pursuant to s. 430.04(13).
(3) The director shall:
(a) Facilitate coordination and support of policies and programs in the Legislature and the executive branch, including agencies of the executive branch, which relate to Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(b) Facilitate coordination and support for the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee and the implementation of and updates to the Alzheimer’s disease state plan pursuant to s. 430.501(3)(b)8.
(c) Provide support to memory disorder clinics to help the clinics meet or exceed the minimum performance standards under s. 430.502(3).
(d) Facilitate and support coordination of outreach programs and services between agencies, memory disorder clinics, area agencies on aging, and other interested groups for the purpose of fostering public awareness and education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(e) Facilitate coordination of services and activities between groups interested in dementia research, programs, and services, including, but not limited to, area agencies on aging, service providers, advocacy groups, legal services, emergency personnel, law enforcement, and state colleges and universities.
(f) Collect and monitor data related to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the state.
History.s. 2, ch. 2020-45.