18A:72H-6. Duties of commission
6. The Commission on Higher Education shall:
a. Enter into agreements with any individual, agency or public or independent institution of higher education in this State, under which the individual, agency or institution shall undertake to provide direct support services to eligible students, provided these services do not duplicate or replace any services for which these students are currently eligible.
b. Enter into contractual agreements with any public or independent institution of higher education to establish and maintain within that institution offices to facilitate the provision and coordination of support services to eligible students.
c. Authorize the payment to those individuals, agencies and institutions as set forth in subsections a. and b. of this section of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the department under this act or any other law, or from any other lawful source.
d. Assess, evaluate and review the extent of the visual or auditory impairments or the learning disabilities which shall qualify students for eligibility for services pursuant to the regulations promulgated under this act.
e. Develop and coordinate a comprehensive support plan for eligible students specifying the needs of the eligible students.
f. Provide the supportive services outlined in the support plan, directly or through contractual agreements with individuals, institutions, agencies and others, as appropriate.
g. Foster awareness of, and sensitivity to, the students' handicapping conditions through seminars, presentations, bulletins and other activities for instructional, administrative and other staff of public and independent higher educational institutions.
h. Encourage and facilitate the use of a variety of instructional materials and methods by disseminating to professional staff of public and independent institutions of higher education information on techniques, materials and sources relating to curricular specialities.
i. Annually review and report to the Governor and the State Legislature on the services and activities funded by the department each year under this act.
L.1985,c.493,s.6; amended 1994,c.48,s.284.
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