Secretary Cansler’s resignation is effective January 31, 2012. He was appointed by Governor Perdue in 2009. He served as deputy secretary from 2001 to 2005, after serving in the State House. In a prepared statement released by the Governor’s Office, Cansler said he plans to take a job in the private sector and will serve as the unpaid chairman of a state commission on affordable health care, to be named later.
DHHS is the state’s largest governmental department and oversees the North Carolina Medicaid Program. The state budget and the Medicaid program are high priorities of the NCMS Legislative Affairs Team. We will be providing updates and analysis throughout the year at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/ and in the Bulletin.
See related story, Special Report: DHHS Secretary Cansler Resigns (1-14-12).