CHAPTER 796

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER TWO

TO: Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation, Department of Mental Health, Governor's Coordinating Committee for Health, Education and Welfare, and United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

SUBJECT: Disbanding of the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation and Transfer of Its Functions to the Department of Mental Health.

WHEREAS, by Executive Order No. 21, dated April 14, 1966, the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation was established; and

WHEREAS, it has been recommended by the Delaware Association for Retarded Children, Inc., that said Committee be disbanded and its functions transferred elsewhere; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Mental Health has agreed to be the designated "State Agency" to receive any federal assistance and grants directed to mental retardation and to in general assume the functions of said Committee; and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the Governor's Coordinating Committee for Health, Education and Welfare will hereafter assist such designated State Agency with the coordinating aspects of its functions in the mental retardation field.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Russell W. Peterson, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware hereby revoke and rescind Executive Order No. 21, dated April 15, 1966, and disband the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation.

The Department of Mental Health is hereby officially designated the State Agency to receive any and all federal grants directed to mental retardation, including grants pursuant to Public Law 88-156, entitled "Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963", and the Department of Mental Health shall otherwise assume the functions and responsibilities of the Committee hereby disbanded.

The Department of Mental Health shall hereafter be assisted in coordinating State mental retardation programs and activities by the Governor's Coordinating Committee for Health, Education and Welfare.

Approved this 31st day of March, 1969.

(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON

Governor

Attest:

EUGENE BUNTING

Secretary of State