Committee on telecommunications access services for persons with disabilities serves as an oversight board to the Montana Telecommunications Access Program and Montana Relay. These programs were set up to ensure that Montanans who are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Hard-of- Hearing, Speech or Mobility impaired are able to use traditional telecommunications equipment and services. This board also serves as an oversight committee.
The Governor's committee on Telecommunications Access consists of thirteen committee members appointed by the governor of the State of Montana.
Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 2-15-2212 and 53-19-304 states the Governor of Montana shall appoint a Committee on Telecommunications Access Services for Person with Disabilities.
The Committee is allocated to the Department of Public Health and Human Services for administrative purposes only as provided in 2-15-121.