DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Division of Social Services

Statutory Authority: 31 Delaware Code, Section 512 (31 Del.C. §512)

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Social Services is proposing to amend administrative policies in the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM).

Any person who wishes to make written suggestions, compilations of data, testimony, briefs or other written materials concerning the proposed new regulations must submit same to Sharon L. Summers, Policy, Program & Development Unit, Division of Social Services, 1901 North DuPont Highway, P.O. Box 906, New Castle, Delaware 19720-0906 or by fax to (302) 255-4425 by July 31, 2009.

The action concerning the determination of whether to adopt the proposed regulation will be based upon the results of Department and Division staff analysis and the consideration of the comments and written materials filed by other interested persons.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CHANGE

The proposed change described below amends administrative policies in the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding Civil Rights Program requirements.

Statutory Authority

• 45 CFR Part 80, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Summary of Proposed Change

DSSM 1006.6: The rule is being removed as part of a project to clarify and simplify the Division of Social Services (DSS) policy manual. This rule is not needed. DSS publicizes its Civil Rights Program on its application and other printed material. Posters about Civil Rights are located in every DSS office location statewide.

DSS PROPOSED REGULATION #09-22

REVISION:

1006.6 Civil Rights Program and Public Relations

The general public, including citizens interested in public welfare and civil rights, will be informed as widely as possible of the Civil Rights Program of the Division.

Informational releases will be given to the daily newspapers in Wilmington, and to the weekly or daily newspapers in the rest of the State. Similar information will be given to all radio stations in Delaware and, if acceptable, to the television station in Wilmington.

Organizations interested in learning more about the Civil Rights Program of the Division will be furnished speakers from the administrative staff of the Department on request to the Director.

Posters will be displayed in all offices of the Division notifying all persons that assistance and services are provided by the Division to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, age, disability, political beliefs, or retaliation. RESERVED

11 DE Reg. 325 (09/01/07)

13 DE Reg. 47 (07/01/09) (Prop.)