§9-9-17. Public-private partnerships.
The secretary may enter into agreements with any private,
nonprofit, charitable or religious organizations to promote the
development of the community support services necessary for the
effective implementation of this program, including cooperative
arrangements with private employers of former program participants
for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining employer-based family
health insurance coverage for former participants and their spouses
and dependent children through direct payments to the employers out
of funds appropriated for the cooperative agreements.