Chapter VI.
Temporary and final provisions


Article 39. Within five years after the entry into force of the decree, the Flemish Government is to present a report to the Flemish Parliament about the way in which the decree has been implemented and if necessary proposes amendments to the decree.

Article 40. Until it is decided otherwise by the competent body, the information officials appointed in implementation of the decree of 23 October 1991 concerning the public nature of administrative documents in the services and institutions of the Flemish Government, and the information officials appointed in implementation of the decree of 18 May 1999 concerning open government and the law of 12 November 1997 concerning open government in the provinces and municipalities, will henceforth perform their duties as communications officials, as specified in Section III.

Article 41. In anticipation of the operationalising of the public authoritys as provided by article 31, 1 to 3, the Flemish Government shall appoint a communications official to the Ministry of the Flemish Community and likewise the Board of Management of every Flemish public institution of the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community shall appoint a communications official.

Article 42. Any applications and notices of appeal that have already been submitted on the date of the entry into force of this decree will continue to be processed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the decree of 18 May 1999 concerning open government and the law of 12 November 1997 concerning open government in the provinces and municipalities.

Article 43. This decree enters into force on the date of its publication in the Belgian Official Journal.