WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;
WHEREAS, Michigan's publicly-supported system of long-term care must be provided in an integrated and coordinated manner as an integral part of the mission of the Department of Community Health;
WHEREAS, consumers and the families or advocates involved with and most affected by Medicaid long-term care services and supports should be consulted by the Department of Community Health on an on-going basis about ways to improve the quality and delivery of long-term care services and supports;
WHEREAS, Michigan's long-term care system must continue to provide effective public education about the options and settings for long-term services and supports and provide timely and informed access to those options through person-centered planning;
WHEREAS, reductions in state revenue and on-going fiscal constraints inhibit the ability of state government to continue to operate a separate and distinct Office of Long-Term Care Supports and Services;
WHEREAS, duties and functions currently performed by the Office of Long-Term Care Supports and Services can be integrated into the functions of the Department of Community Health;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, order the following:
As used in this Order:
A. "Department of Community Health" or "Department" means the principal department of state government created as the Department of Mental Health under Section 400 of the Executive Organization Act of 1965, 1965 PA 380, MCL 16.500, and renamed the Department of Community Health under Executive Order 1996-2, MCL 330.3101.
B. "Office of Long-Term Care Supports and Services" means the office established within the Department of Community Health by Executive Order 2005-14.
II. RESCISSION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2005-14
A. Section II of Executive Order 2005-14 is rescinded.
B. The Office of Long-Term Care Supports and Services is abolished.
This Order is effective October 1, 2009 at 12:01 a.m.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 12th day of February, in the year of our Lord, two thousand nine.
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State