PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
56-1002. Department of health and welfare — Creation — Administrative regions. (1) There is created and established in the state government a department of health and welfare which shall, for the purposes of section 20, article IV of the constitution of the state of Idaho, be an executive department of the state government. The executive and administrative power of this department shall be vested in the director of the department who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate.
(2) The department shall be organized into such administrative and general services divisions as may be necessary in order to efficiently administer the department. Each division shall be headed by a division administrator who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the director with the concurrence of the board.
(3) In order to provide more effective and economical access to the state health and social services by the people of Idaho, the governor is hereby authorized to establish substate administrative regions. In the designation of these regions specific consideration shall be given to the geographic and economic convenience of the citizens included therein. Each substate administrative region shall be headed by a regional director who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the director with the concurrence of the board.
[56-1002, added 2000, ch. 132, sec. 38, p. 347.]