CHAPTER 352

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 356
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 90, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §9003(8), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by striking the phrase "educational and vocational training" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "education."

Section 2. Amend §9004(b), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(b) In the event the position of Secretary is vacant the Governor, by appointment, shall have the power to fill the positions of Division Director as are vacant. The Directors so appointed shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and, upon the position of Secretary being filled, such Directors may be removed from office by the Secretary with the written approval of the Governor."

Section 3. Amend §9004(c), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the phrase the Director of the Youth Diagnostic Center or."

Section 4. Amend §9005(2), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(2) Appoint and determine the salary, with the written approval of the Governor, of the following Directors who may be removed from office by the Secretary with the written approval of the Governor, and who shall have such powers, duties and functions in the administration and operation of the Department that may be assigned by the Secretary:

(a) A Director of the Division of Family Services who shall be known as the Director of Family Services;

(b) A Director of the Division of Child Mental Health Services who shall be known as the Director of Child Mental Health Services;

(c) A Director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services who shall be known as the Director of Youth Rehabilitative Services;

(d) A Director of the Division of Management Services who shall be known as the Director of Management Services;"

Section 5. Amend §9005(3), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(3) Appoint the following administrators and any additional

personnel as may be necessary for the administration and operation of the Department within such limitations as may be imposed by law:

(a) An administrator of the Office of Case Management who shall be known as the Administrator of Case Management;

(b) An administrator of the Office of Prevention who shall be known as the Administrator of Prevention;"

Section 6. Amend §9006(1), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the phrase "Division of Child Protective Services" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "Division of Family Services."

Section 7, Amend §9006(3), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the phrase "Division of Youth Rehabilitation Services" and

substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services"

Section 8. Amend §9006(4), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the said subsection in its entirety and renumbering subsequent subsections.

Section 9. Amend §9006(5), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the phrase "Division of Administration and Support Services" and substituting the phrase "Division of Management Services."

Section 10. Amend §9006(7), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking the phrase "Office of Primary Prevention" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "Office of Prevention".

Section 11. Amend §9006(8), Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by

striking said subsection in its entirety.

Section 12. Amend §9007, Chapter 90, Title 29, Delaware Code, by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§9007 Exemptions from merit system.

The following positions set forth in this chapter shall be exempt from Chapter 59 of this title:

(1) Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families:

(2) Director of Family Services;

(3) Director of Child Mental Health Services;

(4) Director of Youth Rehabilitative Services;

(5) Director of Management Services;

(6) Deputy Directors and private secretaries as provided in Chapter 59 of this title."

Approved July 12, 1994.