§49-4-1. Purpose.
The purpose of this article is to provide for the continuation and development of services for children with special health care needs. The state bureau of public health within the department of health and human resources shall formulate and apply administrative policies concerning the care and treatment of children with special health care needs and shall cooperate with other agencies responsible for such care and treatment.

In the development of administrative policies, the state bureau shall cooperate with the United States department of health and human services and shall comply with the regulations that agency prescribes under the authority of the "Social Security Act", and is hereby authorized to receive and expend federal funds for these services.