I. Organization

Agency/DivisionNC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
Policy NumberI-1
Policy Effective Date 2009-01-12T17:40:00-04:00
Policy Revision Date(s)2002-01-01, 2008-11-03
Policy File DirI-01.pdf


Policy Purpose

The purpose of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) directive system is to provide secretarial direction on departmental issues. The directives delineate delegations of authority, clarify a division's/office's scope of authority and reporting structure, and include relevant department-wide issues. Except for the delegations of authority, management decisions impacting only one division/office or a few divisions/offices should be handled through memoranda from the Secretary rather than through directives. Issues already covered by state statutes, regulations and rules or federal statutes and regulations should not be included in the directive system. Policy stated by a directive shall remain within the scope of the legal authority for the directive. If a provision in a directive conflicts with a statute, regulation, or rule, that provision shall be deemed null and void without impact on the remaining provisions of the directive.