All of the functions, powers and duties of the State Board of Control, the Commissioner of Institutions and Agencies and the Department of Institutions and Agencies and its Hospital Licensing Board related to administration of law governing and concerning residential health care facilities, private mental hospitals, convalescent homes, private nursing homes and private hospitals, and relating to the planning, construction and licensing of health care facilities as defined in this act and the power to receive, allocate, expend, and authorize the expenditure of Federal moneys available for health care facility construction and renovation are hereby transferred and assigned to, assumed by and devolved upon the State Department of Health. To effectuate such transfer there shall also be transferred such officers and employees as are necessary, all appropriations or reappropriations, to the extent of remaining unexpended or unencumbered balances thereof, whether allocated or unallocated and whether obligated or unobligated, and all necessary books, papers, records and property. All rules, regulations, acts, determinations and decisions in force at the time of such transfer and proceedings or other such matters undertaken or commenced by or before the Department of Institutions and Agencies or the Hospital Licensing Board pertaining to the planning, construction, licensing and operation of such health care facilities, and the administration of Federal moneys for health care facility construction, and renovation pending at the time of such transfer, shall continue in force and effect until duly modified, abrogated or completed by the Department of Health.
L.1971, c. 136, s. 19. Amended by L.1979, c. 496, s. 22.