WHEREAS, the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council was established in 1985 by Executive Order 85-06; and
WHEREAS, in 1986 the General Assembly gave the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council statutory authority (Section 192.745, RSMo); and
WHEREAS, Section 192.745.2, RSMo assigned the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council to the Division of General Services within the Office of Administration; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council's responsibilities include promoting discussion of reducing the debilitating effects of head injuries and disseminates information on the prevention and rehabilitation of persons affected by head injuries, studies current prevention, treatment and rehabilitation technologies and recommends appropriate preparation and distribution of resources to provide services to head injured persons through private and public residential facilities, day programs and other specialized services, and recommending methods to improve the state's service delivery system and developing standards for funding or licensing of facilities, day programs and other specialized services; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Senior Services' mission is to protect and promote the quality of life and health for all Missourians by developing and implementing programs and systems that provide information and education, effective regulation and oversight, quality services, and surveillance of diseases and conditions; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Administration and the Department of Health and Senior Services, with the consent of the Governor, have determined that the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council should be assigned to Department of Health and Senior Services.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Matt Blunt, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, including Article IV, Section 12, Missouri Constitution, Chapter 26, RSMo, and the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974, hereby transfer the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council to the Department of Health and Senior Services by a Type I transfer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 2nd day of February, 2005.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State