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Article VIII - Health & Human Services

§ 8.01 Department of Health & Human Services

There shall be a Department of Health and Human Services, which shall administer all programs and activities for which the County has or has assumed responsibility for the protection and enhancement of the health, education and well-being of County residents and that are not assigned by general law to other boards, agencies or officials, and shall coordinate its activities and cooperate with such other boards, agencies and officers in order to avoid duplication of services and activities. The Council shall provide by ordinance for such deputies and assistants to the Director of Health and Human Services as shall be conducive to the efficient performance of the duties of the Department of Health and Human Services.

§ 8.02 Director of Health & Human Services: Appointment, Duties and Qualifications

The Director of Health and Human Services shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the Council, and shall be the head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The person so appointed shall have had at least five years’ experience in an upper-level managerial position, in either the public or the private sector, with responsibility for the provision of human services of the kind provided for in this Article VIII.