CHAPTER 529

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWENTY-ONE

TO: Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation

SUBJECT: Mental Retardation Comprehensive Planning Continuation and Implementation Project

WHEREAS, Public Law 88-156, entitled "Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963," provides for Federal Grants to provide for the planning of comprehensive State and Community action to combat mental retardation; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor, by Executive Order Number Twenty, has been designated as the single State Agency and Department to receive and spend public funds; and

WHEREAS, the report of December 31, 1965, of the Mental Retardation Planning Committee, entitled "Delaware's Plan for the Mentally Retarded" recommended the establishment of an ad hoc Inter-Agency Mental Retardation Coordinating Committee to carry out and implement said plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, hereby appoint and establish the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation to carry out and implement the Delaware Plan for the Mentally Retarded by and through the Mental Retardation Comprehensive Planning Continuation and Implementation Project proposal.

The Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee, which shall be directly responsible to the Governor, shall be composed of the heads of the following agencies:

1. Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Department of Mental Health

2. Dr. Richard P. Gousha, Department of Public Instruction

3. Dr. Floyd I. Hudson, State Board of Health

4. Mr. John E. Hiland, Jr., State Board of Welfare

5. Mr. Joseph A. Bradshaw, Employment Security Commission

6. Dr. Ruth M. Laws, Delaware Commission on Children and Youth

There is also established an Advisory Council which shall assist and advise the aforesaid Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation. The Advisory Council shall be composed of representatives of interested and effected agencies and organizations to be determined by and within the discretion of a majority of the Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee.

APPROVED this 15th day of April, 1966.

(GREAT SEAL)

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR. By the Governor

Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State