PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
COUNTY COUNCILS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
56-303. Powers and duties. The county council of public assistance shall review, in accordance with plans, rules and regulations approved by the board of health and welfare of the state of Idaho, the administration of public assistance and social services of the state department of health and welfare in the several counties. In the performance of its duties said council shall:
(a) Make periodic reviews of all cases approved for public assistance within the county, for the purpose of determining the continuing eligibility for public assistance of the recipient.
(b) Review all cases heretofore approved for public assistance within the county by the department for the purpose of determining the continuing eligibility of the recipient in regard thereto.
(c) Furnish information to applicants and the public in general, as to who is eligible for public assistance, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the board in regard thereto, to the end that there may be more widespread knowledge of the real purpose of the public assistance program and the administration thereof.
(d) To recommend to the board such rules, regulations, policies and procedure, as in the judgment of the council, shall increase efficiency, effect economy and generally improve the administration of public assistance.
(e) The board shall promulgate all necessary and proper rules and regulations governing the procedure of the county council of public assistance.
(f) Nothing herein is intended, nor shall be interpreted, to prevent the right of appeal or limit opportunity for a fair hearing before the board; nor as preventing the director of the department of health and welfare from administering the public assistance laws of this state as a single state agency.
[56-303, added 1943, ch. 118, sec. 3, p. 226; 1972, ch. 196, sec. 12, p. 483; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 169, p. 633.]