As chief executive officer of the department, the commissioner shall be charged with
the supervision and administration of all welfare activities subject to its jurisdiction. The commissioner at all times has the power, which the commissioner may also delegate
to officers and employees of the department, of visitation, inspection and administration
of local governmental welfare agencies subject to the commissioner's supervision and
the books, records and accounts of each institution or agency shall be open to the
commissioner's inspection. In the supervision and administration of local welfare activities, the commissioner
shall advise with local authorities, and may provide such specialized services as
may be necessary to the end that the laws shall be faithfully executed and that the
various welfare agencies of the local government shall function effectively in relationship
to one another and to the department.
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