CHAPTER 804

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER TEN

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

SUBJECT: Clarifying Executive Order Number Two, which disbanded the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation and transferred its functions.

WHEREAS, mental retardation directly affects the lives of many thousands of Delaware citizens and constitutes a major concern of this State; and

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

WHEREAS, by Executive Order No. 2, dated March 31, 1969, that Committee was disbanded and its functions transferred to the Department of Mental Health; and

WHEREAS, questions have arisen concerning Executive Order No. 2 and it is deemed advisable to clarify its contents.

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 14, 1966, and disband the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation; and

I further revoke and rescind Executive Order No. 2 dated March 31, 1969.

The Governor's Coordinating Committee on Health, Education and Welfare is hereby declared to perform the tasks heretofore performed by the Governor's Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Mental Retardation as an interim measure until the reorganization of the Executive Branch of Government takes place.

The Department of Mental Health shall employ a professional to direct community mental retardation programs within the Department.

Approved this 21st day of July, 1969.

(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON

Governor

Attest:

EUGENE BUNTING

Secretary of State