Oregon Statutes - Chapter 677 - Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture - Section 677.615 - Diversion Program Supervisory Council.

(1) There is established a Diversion Program Supervisory Council consisting of five members appointed by the Oregon Medical Board for the purpose of developing and implementing a diversion program for licensees regulated under this chapter who are chemically dependent. No current board member or staff shall serve on the council.

(2) The term of office of each member is two years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the board. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the board shall appoint a successor whose term begins July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the board shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) The members of the council must be citizens of this state who are familiar with the recognition, intervention, assessment and treatment of persons who are chemically dependent.

(4) A member of the council is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495, except that the compensation for the time spent in performance of official duties shall be the same as the compensation received by members of the Oregon Medical Board.

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

(6) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. [1989 c.705 §1; 2007 c.70 §303]

Note: The amendments to 677.615 by section 1, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2009. See section 9, chapter 796, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is effective on and after January 1, 2009, is set forth for the userís convenience.

677.615. (1) There is established a Health Professionals Program Supervisory Council consisting of seven members, one of whom is a public member, appointed by the Oregon Medical Board for the purpose of developing and implementing a diversion program for licensees who are regulated under this chapter and who are chemically dependent or have a mental disorder. Current members of the board or staff may not serve on the council.

(2) The term of office of each member of the council is two years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the board. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the board shall appoint a successor whose term begins July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the board shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) The members of the council must be residents of this state who are familiar with the recognition, intervention, assessment and treatment of persons who are chemically dependent or who have a mental disorder. The public member of the council shall represent health care consumers.

(4) A member of the council is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495, except that the compensation for the time spent in performance of official duties shall be the same as the compensation received by members of the Oregon Medical Board.

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

(6) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

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