STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
RE: Transfer of Functions and Duties and Responsibilities for Drug Abuse Control
WHEREAS, pursuant to 29 Delaware Code §7903 (g), the Secretary of Health and Social Services, with the concurrence of the Governor, has the power to "Establish, consolidate, abolish, transfer or combine the powers, duties and functions of the divisions, subdivisions and offices within the Department as the Secretary, with the written approval of the Governor, may deem necessary, providing that all duties and functions required by law shall be provided for and maintained"; and
WHEREAS, the creation of the Division of Drug Abuse Control was confirmed by Executive Order Number Sixty-Three as approved on the 18 day of September, 1972; and
WHEREAS, the functions and duties assigned the Division of Drug Abuse Control by Law or the Secretary of Health and Social Services are deemed to be an integral adjunct of the broader scope of functions and duties vested in the Division of Mental Health; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable, as a well-recognized principle of management, to improve the span of control of the Secretary of Health and Social Services by the most effective means available,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Social Services and by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. The abolition of the Division of Drug Abuse Control created and confirmed by Executive Order Number Sixty-Three on the 18 day of September, 1972.
0. The creation of the Office of Drug Control Coordinator within the Division of Mental Health and under the direction of the Director, Division of Mental Health. It shall be assigned those functions and duties heretofore performed by the "Division of Drug Abuse Control" as well as those functions henceforth assigned it by law or the Secretary of Health and Social Services. The Director, Division of Drug Abuse Control shall henceforth be known as the Drug Control Coordinator, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor in accordance with 29 Delaware Code, Section 7921 (b).
1. The effective date of this action shall be December 1, 1974. Approved this 27th day of November, 1974.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State
Secretary of Health & Social Services