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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-1-103. State board of health created

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(1) There is created a state board of health, referred to in this part 1 as the “board”. The board consists of nine members, of which one member must be appointed by the governor, with the consent of the senate, from each congressional district and the remainder from the state at large. A vacancy on the board occurs whenever any member moves out of the congressional district from which he or she was appointed. A member who moves out of such congressional district shall promptly notify the governor of the date of his or her move, but the notice is not a condition precedent to the occurrence of the vacancy. The governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the unexpired term. No more than five members of the board shall be members of the same major political party. Appointments made to take effect on January 1, 1983, shall be made in accordance with section 24-1-135. Appointments thereafter are made, with the consent of the senate, for terms of four years each and made so that no business or professional group constitutes a majority of the board. In making appointments to the board, the governor is encouraged to include representation by at least one member who is a person with a disability, as defined in section 24-34-301(2.5), a family member of a person with a disability, or a member of an advocacy group for persons with disabilities if the other requirements of this subsection (1) are met.

(2) The first vacancy that occurs on the board after July 1, 1977, shall be filled by the appointment of a person who is then serving as a county commissioner. Thereafter, as vacancies occur and terms expire, there shall always be one county commissioner member on the board. Whenever a county commissioner ceases to hold the office of county commissioner, he ceases to hold his position as a member of the board. A county commissioner shall not vote on any matter coming before the board which affects his county in a manner significantly different from the manner in which it affects other counties.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-1-103. State board of health created - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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