(1) The Health Services Commission is established, consisting of 11 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members shall be physicians licensed to practice medicine in this state who have clinical expertise in the general areas of obstetrics, perinatal, pediatrics, adult medicine, mental health and chemical dependency, disabilities, geriatrics or public health. One of the physicians shall be a doctor of osteopathy. Other members shall include a public health nurse, a social services worker and four consumers of health care. In making the appointments, the Governor shall consult with professional and other interested organizations.
(2) Members of the Health Services Commission shall serve for a term of four years, at the pleasure of the Governor.
(3) Members shall receive no compensation for their services, but subject to any applicable state law, shall be allowed actual and necessary travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(4) The commission may establish such subcommittees of its members and other medical, economic or health services advisers as it determines to be necessary to assist the commission in the performance of its duties. [1989 c.836 §4; 1991 c.753 §12]
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