(20 ILCS 2410/8) (from Ch. 23, par. 3418)
    Sec. 8. Department Duties. In order that the Blind Services Planning Council may function efficiently and provide a meaningful service, the Department shall:
    (a) provide adequate space for meetings in a convenient location;
    (b) provide sufficient clerical service;
    (c) provide adequate and secure storage for records;
    (d) make all records pertaining to the Bureau available to the Council except those governed by confidentiality because of their being related to a specific client;
    (e) select the Bureau Director with full consideration given to a list of candidates recommended by the Council;
    (f) submit no budget without having involved the Council and having submitted the final draft for its review;
    (g) institute no major policy or program changes affecting blind or visually impaired persons without first consulting the Council;
    (h) reimburse expenses for members of the Council for Council meetings;
    (i) reimburse Council members for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties;
    (j) cooperate with the Council in generating recommendations for new program initiatives;
    (k) reimburse expenses for members of sub-committees and ad hoc committees;
    (l) support the Council in a strong advocacy and outreach role;
    (m) give full faith and credit to the work and recommendations of the Council.
(Source: P.A. 86-893.)