2020 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 2 - Department of Community Health
§ 31-2-6. Commissioner of Community Health Created; Creation of Divisions; Allocation of Functions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 31-2-6 (2020)
  1. There is created the position of commissioner of community health. The commissioner shall be the chief administrative officer of the department and shall be subject to appointment and removal by the Governor. Subject to the general policy established by the board, the commissioner shall supervise, direct, account for, organize, plan, administer, and execute the functions vested in the department.
  2. There shall be created in the department such divisions as may be found necessary for its effective operation. The commissioner shall have the power to allocate and reallocate functions among the divisions within the department.

(Code 1981, §31-5A-6, enacted by Ga. L. 1999, p. 296, § 1; Code 1981, §31-2-6, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2009, p. 453, § 1-1/HB 228; Ga. L. 2011, p. 705, § 4-3/HB 214; Ga. L. 2011, p. 752, § 31/HB 142.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2009, p. 453, § 1-1/HB 228, effective July 1, 2009, redesignated former Code Section 31-2-6 as present Code Section 31-2-11.

Ga. L. 2011, p. 752, § 54(e)/HB 142, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "In the event of an irreconcilable conflict between a provision in Sections 1 through 53 of this Act and a provision of another Act enacted at the 2011 regular session of the General Assembly, the provision of such other Act shall control over the conflicting provision in Sections 1 through 53 of this Act to the extent of the conflict." Accordingly, the amendment to subsection (b) of this Code section by Ga. L. 2011, p. 752, § 31(1)/HB 142, was not given effect.

Law reviews.

- For article on the 2011 amendment of this Code section, see 28 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 147 (2011). For article, "Health: Department of Public Health," see 28 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 147 (2011).

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