1. There is hereby created a shared health facilities advisory council consisting
of nineteen members appointed by the commissioner for terms of three years. Four of the members shall represent the public interest and shall not be a provider,
consumer, or purveyor. Eight of the members shall represent consumers receiving services at shared health
facilities, and seven shall be selected from among recommendations made by organizations
representing providers and purveyors. Of the members first appointed, seven shall be appointed for terms expiring August
thirty-first, nineteen hundred seventy-nine, and six shall be appointed for terms
expiring August thirty-first, nineteen hundred seventy-eight. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired terms. The shared health facilities advisory council shall select a chairman from among
2. The shared health facilities advisory council shall meet as frequently as its business
may require, but in any event at least three times annually. Meetings may be held at the call of the chairman or the commissioner. The commissioner shall designate an officer or employee of the department to act
as secretary of the council. Each member shall be reimbursed for expenses actually and necessarily incurred by
him in the performance of his official duties.
3. The shared health facilities advisory council shall have no executive, administrative
or appointive duties. It shall have the duty to advise the department on all aspects of shared health
facilities regulation and operation, including the rendering of recommendations concerning
proposed department rules and regulations. The shared health facilities advisory council shall perform such other functions
as the commissioner may prescribe.
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