THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 280 of 1939
400.1 Family independence agency; creation; powers and duties; director, assistants, and employees; rules; successor to juvenile institute commission; other references.
(1) A department of state government is created that shall be known and designated as the family independence agency, and that shall possess the powers granted and perform the duties imposed in this act. The family independence agency shall consist of a director and the assistants and employees appointed or employed in the family independence agency.
(2) The family independence agency is responsible for the operation and supervision of the institutions and facilities established within the family independence agency. The institutions and facilities may be operated on a coeducational basis. The family independence agency shall make and enforce its own rules, not inconsistent with the law governing the institutions or facilities under its control, respecting the conduct of the institutions and facilities, discipline in the institutions and facilities, the care of property, and the welfare of the residents.
(3) The family independence agency shall be, in all respects, the legal successor to the powers, duties and responsibilities of the juvenile institute commission.
(4) A reference in this act to “the state department of social services”, “the state department”, or “department” means the family independence agency.
History: 1939, Act 280, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1939
Am. 1943, Act 208, Imd. Eff. Apr. 17, 1943
Am. 1947, Act 224, Imd. Eff. June 17, 1947
CL 1948, 400.1
Am. 1957, Act 95, Eff. Sept. 27, 1957
Am. 1972, Act 301, Eff. Jan. 1, 1973
Am. 1995, Act 223, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the medical services administration, medical assistance program and state medical program from the department of social services, or the director, to the department of community health, see E.R.O. No. 1996-1, compiled at MCL 330.3101 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For transfer of powers and duties of adult foster care licensing, adult foster care licensing advisory council, and child welfare licensing from the department of social services to the director of the department of commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1996-1, compiled at MCL 330.3101 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For renaming family independence agency to department of human services, see E.R.O. No. 2004-4, compiled at MCL 400.226.For transfer of powers and duties of the bureau of family services from the department of consumer and industry services to the family independence agency by Type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.For transfer of powers and duties of adult foster care licensing advisory council to the family independence agency by Type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.
Popular Name: Act 280
Admin Rule: R 400.1 et seq. of the Michigan Administrative Code.
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