The commissioner shall, subject to approval by the Public Health Council, prescribe the organization of the department. He shall, subject to the provisions of Title 11 of the Revised Statutes relating to Civil Service, appoint the directors of the divisions and such other personnel as he may consider necessary for the efficient performance of the work of the department.
He shall prescribe the duties of all such persons thus appointed and shall, subject to approval by the Public Health Council, fix their compensation within the limits of available appropriations. All such persons thus appointed shall be in the classified service of the Civil Service of the State, unless otherwise provided by law.
L.1947, c. 177, p. 799, s. 13. Amended by L.1950, c. 29, p. 61, s. 4.