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Public health and health planning council; appointment of members
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 2, TITLE 2
§ 220. Public health and health planning council; appointment of
members. There shall continue to be in the department a public health
and health planning council to consist of the commissioner and
twenty-six members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and
consent of the senate. Membership on the council shall be reflective of
the diversity of the state's population including, but not limited to,
the various geographic areas and population densities throughout the
state. The members shall include representatives of the public health
system, health care providers that comprise the state's health care
delivery system, individuals with expertise in the clinical and
administrative aspects of health care delivery, issues affecting health
care consumers, health planning, health care financing and
reimbursement, health care regulation and compliance, and public health
practice and at least two members shall also be members of the
behavioral health services advisory council; at least four members shall
be representatives of general hospitals or nursing homes; at least two
members shall be representatives of health care consumer advocacy
organizations which have a statewide or regional constituency and have
been involved in activities related to health care consumer advocacy
including issues of interest to low- and moderate-income individuals;
and at least one member shall be a representative of each of the
following groups: women's health service providers, home care agencies,
freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and treatment
centers, health care payors, and labor organizations for health care