(1) In carrying out its responsibilities, the Office of Rural Health shall be advised by the Rural Health Coordinating Council. All members of the Rural Health Coordinating Council shall have knowledge, interest, expertise or experience in rural areas and health care delivery. The membership of the Rural Health Coordinating Council shall consist of:
(a) One primary care physician who is appointed by the Oregon Medical Association and one primary care physician appointed by the Oregon Osteopathic Association;
(b) One nurse practitioner who is appointed by the Oregon Nursing Association;
(c) One pharmacist who is appointed by the State Board of Pharmacy;
(d) Five consumers who are appointed by the Governor as follows:
(A) One consumer representative from each of the three health service areas; and
(B) Two consumer representatives at large from communities of less than 3,500 people;
(e) One representative appointed by the Conference of Local Health Officials;
(f) One volunteer emergency medical technician from a community of less than 3,500 people appointed by the Oregon State EMT Association;
(g) One representative appointed by the Oregon Association for Home Care;
(h) One representative from the Oregon Health and Science University, appointed by the president of the Oregon Health and Science University;
(i) One representative from the Oregon Association of Hospitals, appointed by the Oregon Association of Hospitals;
(j) One dentist appointed by the Oregon Dental Association;
(k) One optometrist appointed by the Oregon Association of Optometry;
(L) One physician assistant who is appointed by the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants; and
(m) One naturopathic physician appointed by the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
(2) The Rural Health Coordinating Council shall elect a chairperson and vice chairperson.
(3) A member of the council is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495.
(4) The chairperson may appoint nonvoting, advisory members of the Rural Health Coordinating Council. However, advisory members without voting rights are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement as provided in ORS 292.495.
(5) Members shall serve for two-year terms.
(6) The Rural Health Coordinating Council shall report its findings to the Office of Rural Health. [1979 c.513 §5; 1981 c.693 §20; 1983 c.482 §19a; 1989 c.708 §2]Section: Previous 442.465 442.467 442.469 442.470 442.475 442.480 442.485 442.490 442.495 442.500 442.502 442.503 442.505 442.507 442.515 Next
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