Chapter 24 - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES¶
§ 601. Department; commissioner. There shall be a department of social services the head of which shall be the commissioner of social services.
§ 602. Deputies. The commissioner may appoint three deputies.
§ 603. Powers and duties. Except as otherwise provided in chapters 24-A and 24-B of this charter, the commissioner shall have the powers and perform the duties of a commissioner of social services under the social services law, provided that no form of outdoor relief shall be dispensed by the city except under the provisions of a state or local law which shall specifically provide the method, manner and conditions of dispensing the same.
§ 604. Public institutions under the commissioner. The commissioner shall control, maintain and operate such institutions as are now or may be put under his or her control.