BHDDH director reappointment up for Senate hearing

 

STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee meets tomorrow for a hearing on the reappointment of Richard Charest as the director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.

The meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the rise of the Senate session (sometime after 4:30 p.m.) in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

This meeting will be streamed live online by Capitol Television at http://rilegislature.gov/CapTV/Pages/default.aspx.

 

 

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