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.