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Transition to Independent Agency

Thursday, June 02, 2016 | 9:20am

As of July 1, 2016, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities becomes an independent agency in state government. Within the state, the Council is created by a Governor’s Executive Order. Governor Bill Haslam signed Executive Order #50 in September 2015, updating the Council’s first Executive Order from 1975 that was originally issued by Governor Ray Blanton. This updated Order aligns the Tennessee Council with current language in the Developmental Disabilities Act, the federal legislation that created Councils on Developmental Disabilities.

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