STATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMISSION AN ACT to create the State Health and Welfare Commission.
Be it enacted by The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. Beginning with the year A. D. 1923, the Governor shall appoint seven persons who shall constitute the "State Health and Welfare Commission," four of the persons so appointed shall be physicians who shall be selected from a complete list of all the doctors of the State; one of such physicians shall reside in the City of Wilmington, one in New Castle County outside of the City of Wilmington, one in Kent County and one in Sussex County. Three of the persons appointed to said Commission shall be women and of the persons first appointed, one shall be selected from a list submitted by the Child Welfare Commission, another shall be selected from a list submitted by the Tuberculosis Commission, and the remaining member of the Commission shall be a woman who has had business experience. Provided, however, that in the selection and appointment of the members of said Commission, not more than four of the persons so selected and appointed shall be of the same political party.
The persons thus appointed shall be so designated by the Governor that the term of office of one of them shall appointment expire in one year, the term of two shall expire in two years, the term of two shall expire in three years, and the term of the remaining two shall expire in four years, and their successors shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of four years, or until their successors shall be duly appointed and qualified. Any vacancies occurring shall be filled by the Governor for how filled the unexpired term.
Section 2. The said State Health and Welfare Corn- Organization mission shall organize annually by electing a President and such other officers as the said Commission may deem necessary. The said Commission shall also elect and appoint an Executive Secretary who shall be a trained health person. The commission shall fix the salary of the Executive Secretary at a sum not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per annum. The Executive Secretary shall hold office until his Salary successor shall be duly chosen by the said Commission.
The members of the Commission shall receive their actual traveling expenses when attending meetings of the Commission; but shall receive no other compensation. The said Commission shall hold meetings monthly or oftener if deemed monthly necessary. Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The said Commission shall have power to adopt By-Laws and rules for their Government, subject to the provisions of the Laws of this State.
Section 3. The State Health and Welfare Commission headquarters shall establish headquarters in the City of Dover, and if not suitable place shall be provided in the State House or in other State property, the Commission shall have authority to select some suitable place for the establishment of such headquarters.
Section 4. The State Health and Welfare Commission Log shall have and is hereby vested with all the rights, powers, duties, obligations and authority of the present existing "Child's Welfare Commission," "The Tuberculosis Commission" and the "State Board of Health."
Section 5. The Executive Secretary of the State Health and Welfare Commission shall, with the approval of the Commission, make a biennial report to each session of the Assembly General Assembly of the State of Delaware, which report shall also contain a budget for the ensuing two years.
Section 6. That all appropriations of State money for the Child Welfare Commission, the Tuberculosis Commission or the State Board of Health shall become and be available for maintaining and carrying forward the work contemplated by the provisions of this Act and the said State Health and Welfare Commission shall employ and use such moneys as they mission shall deem best in the promotion of such work.
Section 7. The executive Secretary of the State Health and Welfare Commission shall annually in the month of June, present to the Auditor of accounts all the books of the financial doings of the Board, together with all vouchers of settlement.
Section 8. The salary of the Secretary shall be paid monthly which, and all other necessary expenses of the State Health and Welfare Commission incurred in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of the State of Delaware, shall be paid by the Treasurer of the State out of moneys not otherwise appropriated upon the order of the President of the Board, countersigned by the Executive Secretary.
Section 9. As soon as the State Health and Welfare Commission shall organize under this Act, the Child Welfare to new as soon as organized Commission, the Tuberculosis Commission and the State Board of Health shall, respectively, transfer and turn over to the State Health and Welfare Commission, all papers, files, documents, books, records, and other property whatsoever belonging or pertaining to the respective Commissions and Boards and thereupon the said Child Welfare Commission, the said Tuberculosis Commission and the said State Board of Health shall be abolished and the term of office of the various When officers of the said Commissions and Boards shall terminate.
All the power and authority heretofore belonging to or vesting in the Child Welfare Commission, the Tuberculosis Commission and in the State Board of Health shall be transferred to and vest in the said State Health and Welfare Commission which is hereby clothed with all the power and authority necessary for the competent discharge of the duties imposed upon said Commission.
Section 10. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved April 5, A. D. 1923.