(a) The director shall organize the division and establish therein such bureaus and subordinate organizational units as he may deem necessary and expedient. He may formulate and adopt rules and regulations and prescribe duties for the efficient conduct of the business work and general administration of the division, its officers and employees. In addition the director may delegate to subordinate officers or employees in the division such of his powers as he may deem desirable, to be exercised under his supervision and direction.
(b) The director shall designate any officer or employee in the department to perform all of the powers, functions and duties of the director during the absence or disability of the director. Such designation shall be subject to the approval of the Governor, and the Commissioner of Health, and shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of State. In the event that the director shall die, resign or be removed from his office or become disqualified to execute the duties of his office or a vacancy shall occur in the office of director for any cause whatever, the person designated as aforesaid shall have and exercise the powers and perform the functions, powers and duties of the director until the successor of the director is appointed and shall qualify.
L.1969, c. 152, s. 6.