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DSHS Secretary Kevin Quigley reorganizes agency

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
February 8, 2013 3:24 pm

 

The state’s largest agency is reorganizing under its new leader appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Kevin Quigley
Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley, a former state senator and shipyard president, took over the helm of the Department of Social and Health Services last month. He announced today he would break up the subdivision that deals with the elderly, mentally ill and developmentally disabled into three parts, one for each of those areas.

On the other hand, the juvenile-rehabilitation subdivision is expanding to include new duties including oversight of the Special Commitment Center, which houses some of the state’s most dangerous sex offenders.

He has named officials to lead those posts and other areas, drawing mostly from the agency’s current and former leaders. For all the details, see the DSHS news release.

Quigley has also named an acting leader for the Children’s Administration, which oversees child protective services. Here’s that release.

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