[§346-74] Representative payee. (a) Persons determined to be eligible under section 346-71 because they have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse shall have their benefits issued through a representative payee. The representative payee shall be designated by the department of health.
(b) Persons whose eligibility is not determined until after December 1, 1995, shall have their benefits issued through a representative payee. Persons whose eligibility has been determined prior to December 1, 1995, shall have their benefits issued through a representative payee when recertified.
[(c)] The department of health shall submit annual reports to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session, detailing the money expended during the year on the representative payee program and providing general demographic data, such as age, ethnicity, gender, and geographic residence, of the people served by the program. [L 1995, c 207, §§2, 5]