The purpose of this title is to consolidate into a single agency of state government
certain health functions exercised by the Department of Human Services including those
performed by the Division of Health, the Board of Health, the Office of Health Care
Financing and Standards, the State Health Planning Development Agency, the Nursing
Home Advisory Council, the Health Facilities Council, and similar affiliated agencies,
in order to more efficiently and effectively manage health programs that are the responsibility
of the state, to establish a health policy for the state and to promote health, the
quality of life, and contain costs in the health field.
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