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Delaware Code Title 16. Health and Safety § 133. Cancer; Delaware Cancer Consortium

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(a) The Division of Public Health may use any money appropriated to it for the purpose of the detection of cancer, for research in cancer and for other purposes related to cancer prevention and control.

(b) The Delaware Cancer Consortium (“Consortium”) shall coordinate cancer prevention and control activities in the State of Delaware. The Consortium will:

(1) Provide advice and support to state agencies, cancer centers, cancer control organizations and health care practitioners regarding their role in reducing mortality and morbidity from cancer.

(2) Facilitate collaborative partnerships among public health agencies, cancer centers and all other interested agencies and organizations to carry out recommended cancer control strategies.

(3) On at least a biennial basis, analyze the burden of cancer in Delaware and progress toward reducing cancer incidence and mortality.

(c) The Consortium's priorities and advocacy agenda shall be dictated by the recommendations contained in “Turning Commitment Into Action--Recommendations of the Advisory Council on Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” published in April, 2002.

(d) The Consortium's permanent membership shall be as follows:

(1) Two representatives of the Delaware House of Representatives and 2 representatives of the Delaware State Senate (1 selected by each caucus);

(2) One representative of the Governor's office;

(3) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services or the Secretary's designee;

(4) One representative of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control;

(5) One representative of the Medical Society of Delaware to be appointed by the Governor;

(6) One professor from Delaware State University or the University of Delaware, to be appointed by the Governor;

(7) Two physicians with relevant medical knowledge, to be appointed by the Governor;

(8) One representative of a Delaware hospital cancer center to be appointed by the Governor;

(9) Three public members with relevant professional experience and knowledge, to be appointed by the Governor.

(e) Appointees to the Consortium shall serve at the pleasure of the person or entity that appointed them.

(f) The Consortium's permanent members may enact procedures to appoint additional persons to the Consortium.

(g) The Consortium shall have a chair and a vice-chair, to be appointed from among the permanent members by the Governor and to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Staff support for the Consortium shall be provided by the Delaware Division of Public Health.

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