§9-2-1. Continuation of department of welfare.
The state department of welfare, first created as the state
department of public assistance by chapter one, acts of the
Legislature, first extraordinary session, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-six, and later reconstituted as the state department of
welfare by chapter one hundred ten, acts of the Legislature,
regular session, one thousand nine hundred sixty-one, shall be
continued and organized as provided and authorized by this chapter
and shall have those powers and duties respecting the
administration of the welfare assistance programs as authorized,
granted and imposed by this chapter and elsewhere by law.