Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.290 - Spinal Cord Injury Research Board; members; terms; chairperson; meetings; rules.

(1) There is established a Spinal Cord Injury Research Board consisting of 11 members appointed by the Governor.

(2) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) The appointment of a member to the board is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 and 171.565.

(4) The members of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Board shall be citizens of this state who are well informed on the issues relating to spinal cord injuries and related disabilities. Members may include, but are not limited to:

(a) A minimum of five health professionals with clinical practice experience in each of the practice fields of neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropharmacology and spinal cord rehabilitative medicine;

(b) A representative of the Oregon Disabilities Commission;

(c) A representative of a disabilities advocacy organization or an individual who advocates on behalf of persons with spinal cord injuries;

(d) A representative of the Department of Human Services;

(e) Members of the Legislative Assembly; and

(f) A person with a spinal cord injury.

(5) The board shall elect one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with such duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the board determines.

(6) The board shall meet at least once every three months at a place, day and hour determined by the chairperson. The board also shall meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the board.

(7) In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the board may adopt rules necessary for the administration of the grant program and fund described in ORS 431.292 and 431.294. [1999 c.1044 §§1,3]

Note: 431.290 to 431.294 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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