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1. The Patient Protection Commission is hereby created. The Commission consists of:
(a) The following 11 voting members appointed by the Governor:
(1) Two persons who have expertise and experience in advocating on behalf of patients.
(2) Two representatives of providers of health care.
(3) Two representatives of hospitals.
(4) Two representatives of health insurers.
(5) One person who engages in the academic study of health care policy or public health.
(6) One representative of the prescription drug industry.
(7) One representative of the general public.
(b) The Director of the Department, the Commissioner of Insurance and the Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange as ex officio, nonvoting members.
2. The Governor shall:
(a) Appoint two of the voting members of the Commission described in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 from a list of persons nominated by the Majority Leader of the Senate;
(b) Appoint two of the voting members of the Commission described in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 from a list of persons nominated by the Speaker of the Assembly; and
(c) Ensure that the members appointed by the Governor to the Commission reflect the geographic diversity of this State.
3. Members of the Commission serve without compensation or per diem but are entitled to receive reimbursement for travel expenses in the same amount provided for state officers and employees generally.
4. After the initial terms, the term of each voting member is 2 years, except that the Governor may remove a voting member at any time and for any reason. A member may be reappointed.
5. If a vacancy occurs during the term of a voting member, the Governor shall appoint a person similarly qualified to replace that member for the remainder of the unexpired term.
6. The Governor shall annually designate a voting member to serve as the Chair of the Commission.
7. A majority of the voting members of the Commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of the members of a quorum present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action taken by the Commission.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Nevada Revised Statutes Title 40. Public Health and Safety § 439.908. Creation; membership; compensation; terms and removal of members; vacancies; Chair; quorum - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nv/title-40-public-health-and-safety/nv-rev-st-439-908/
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