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     1-36A-25.   Program for adults and elderly--Establishment--Purposes. The Department of Human Services may establish a program of services for adults and the elderly to promote the development, coordination, and utilization of resources to meet the long-term needs of adults and the elderly and to provide services to assist them in their social and health problems. The program may include program planning and development, coordination of services for adults and the elderly, and administration of programs funded under the Older Americans Act, Social Security Act, and other federal programs which are available for health, social, transportation, nutrition, counseling, protective, and referral services for adults and the elderly.

Source: SL 1981, ch 199, § 16; SL 2004, ch 167, § 29; SDCL § 28-1-44; SL 2017, ch 230 (Ex. Ord. 17-1), § 25, eff. Apr. 13, 2017.


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