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Article - Health - General




§19–22A–03.

    (a)    The Council consists of the following 15 voting members and 6 ex officio members:

        (1)    One member of the Senate of Maryland, appointed by the President of the Senate, as an ex officio member;

        (2)    One member of the House of Delegates, appointed by the Speaker of the House, as an ex officio member;

        (3)    The Secretary of Health, or a designee of the Secretary, as an ex officio member;

        (4)    The State Superintendent of Schools as an ex officio member;

        (5)    The Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange as an ex officio member;

        (6)    The Chairman of the Commission, or a designee of the Chairman, as an ex officio member; and

        (7)    The following 15 members, appointed by the Governor:

            (i)    The President of the Maryland Assembly on School–Based Health Care, or a designee of the President;

            (ii)    Three representatives of school–based health centers, nominated by the Maryland Assembly on School–Based Health Care:

                1.    From a diverse array of sponsoring organizations; and

                2.    For at least one of the representatives, from a nursing background;

            (iii)    One representative of the Public Schools Superintendents Association of Maryland;

            (iv)    One representative of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education;

            (v)    One elementary school principal of a school that has a school–based health center;

            (vi)    One secondary school principal of a school that has a school–based health center;

            (vii)    One representative of the Maryland Hospital Association;

            (viii)    One representative of the Maryland Association of County Health Officers;

            (ix)    One representative of a federally qualified health center, nominated by the Mid–Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers;

            (x)    One representative of a managed care organization;

            (xi)    One representative of a commercial health insurance carrier;

            (xii)    One pediatrician, nominated by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and

            (xiii)    One parent or guardian of a student who utilizes services at a school–based health center.

    (b)    In making the appointments required under this section, the Governor shall ensure that the Council is representative of:

        (1)    The geographic regions of the State; and

        (2)    Minority populations of the State.

    (c)    (1)    The term of a member appointed under subsection (a) of this section is 3 years.

        (2)    The terms of voting members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Council on October 1, 2015.

        (3)    At the end of a term, a member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (4)    A member who is appointed after a term has begun shall serve for the rest of the term or until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

    (d)    The Governor shall appoint a successor in the event of a vacancy on the Council.

    (e)    From among the members of the Council, the voting members of the Council shall elect a chair for a 2–year term.

    (f)    A member of the Council may not receive compensation but is entitled to reimbursement for expenses under the Standard State Travel Regulations, as provided in the State budget.