The Resource Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources

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Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
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Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
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  • In 1970, the Governor's Management Commission Study recommended the creation of six "Deputy Governors" to assist the Chief Executive in his managerial duties. Compatible functions of government were grouped under these administrative heads, who would serve as the Governor's top management team or "secretariats" as they are called now. The General Assembly in 1972 created six Secretariat positions initially. As government reorganized that number fluctuated as government agencies expanded or consolidated. Currently there are 8 secretariats in state government, which are: the Secretary of Administration; Secretary of Commerce and Trade; Secretary of Education; Secretary of Finance; Secretary of Health and Human Resources; Secretary of Natural Resources; Secretary of Public Safety; Secretary of Transportation.
  • The secretariat responsible for human services, health and welfare has gone through several reorganizations. In 1972, the General Assembly passed an act establishing the Secretary of Human Affairs. This office was responsible for management and direction of health and human services provided by the state for the citizens of the commonwealth. In 1976, the secretariat's name changed to the Secretary of Human Resources. With reorganization of state government, the secretariat name changed again to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources in 1988. The secretary has authority over the following agencies or councils: Dept. for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities; Dept. for the Aging; State Dept. of Health; Dept. of Health Professionals; Dept. of Medical Assistance Services; Virginia Health Services Cost Review Council; Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services; Dept. of Rehabilitation Services; Dept. of Social Services; Governors Employment and Training Dept.; Dept. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Virginia Council on Child Care & Early Childhood Programs. The Secretary also serves on several advisory councils, committees, boards and interstate compacts.
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Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
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  • This is not a record. It is background information on the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Record Group 115
  • Agency history created in 1994; reviewed in 2009
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