CHAPTER 60

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 141

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

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

Section 1. Amend §8210(b), Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by adding a subsection "(10)" to read as follows:

"(10) Serve as the primary brain injury council for the State. In furtherance of this role, the Council shall:

(A) Fulfill the duties and responsibilities set forth in paragraphs (1) through (8) of this subsection with respect to persons with brain injuries;

(B) Maintain a standing brain injury committee to facilitate prevention and centralized interdisciplinary planning, assessment and an improved service delivery system for individuals with brain injury comprised of the following members, or designees of such members:

(i) Director of the Division of Public Health;

(ii) Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services;

(iii) Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health;

(iv) Director of the Division of Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities;

(v) Director of the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services;

(vi) Director of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation;

(vii) Exceptional Children Director of Department of Education;

(viii) Chair of Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens;

(ix) Chair of Developmental Disabilities Council;

(x) minimum of three survivors of brain injury or family members of such individuals; and

(xi) representatives of prevention, planning, veterans and service delivery organizations appointed by the Council, including a representative of the State chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America and a representative of the "protection and advocacy agency" defined in §1102 of Title 16.".

Approved June 28, 2011