TITLE 31

Welfare

Welfare Agencies

CHAPTER 27. FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH


The purposes of the Department of Health and Social Services shall be to:

(1) Study and evaluate existing facilities and services for children and youth in this State;

(2) Determine unmet needs in services and facilities for children and youth in this State;

(3) Formulate plans and courses of action covering the unmet needs of children and youth;

(4) Make recommendations to the Governor, to the General Assembly and to governmental and voluntary agencies, organizations and institutions, on all matters affecting children and youth; and

(5) Study the findings and recommendations of the Mid-Century White House Conference on Children and Youth, and of the Delaware Committee thereof, and subsequent conferences, to stimulate interest in those findings and recommendations and to promote and encourage appropriate follow-up action on the part of governmental and voluntary agencies, organizations and institutions at state and local levels.

48 Del. Laws, c. 275, § 2; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 2706.;

(a) The Department of Health and Social Services may call on appropriate agencies, departments and institutions of the State and other political subdivisions to provide it with advice, information, consultation and assistance.

(b) The Department of Health and Social Services may call on appropriate voluntary agencies and organizations for advice, information, consultation and assistance.

48 Del. Laws, c. 275, §§ 9, 10; 31 Del. C. 1953, § 2707; 57 Del. Laws, c. 591, § 43.;

(a) The Department of Health and Social Services may do whatever is necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(b) The Department of Health and Social Services may receive funds from any source whatsoever and may expend such funds in accordance with law.

(c) The Department of Health and Social Services, in addition to its other powers and duties, may conduct studies directly or indirectly affecting children and youth, including their physical and mental health and well-being, and may determine what action is needed to combat physical and mental disabilities generally.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 2708; 54 Del. Laws, c. 287; 57 Del. Laws, c. 591, § 43.;