§ 23-17-13.1. Health services council.
(a) There shall be established a health services council consisting of twelve (12) members, four (4) of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, one who shall be an expert in healthcare economic and policy matters, and a second who shall represent the insurance business; four (4) of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate, one who shall represent the business community, and a second who shall represent the general public; and four (4) of whom shall be appointed by the governor, one who shall represent the office of the health insurance commissioner, a second who shall represent the executive office of health and human services, a third who shall represent the health insurance business, and a fourth who shall represent the executive office of commerce. All members shall serve until the first day of July in the third year after appointment or until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancy of a member appointed that may occur in the council shall be filled by appointment by the respective appointing authority for the remainder of the unexpired term. The council may also serve as an advisory council as authorized by § 23-16-3.
(b) A person may not be a member of the health services council if the person is required to register as a lobbyist as defined under chapter 139 of title 42.
(c) Notwithstanding any laws, rules, or regulations to the contrary, all recommendations of the health services council shall be by a majority vote of its members present at the time the vote is taken.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 267, § 4; P.L. 2014, ch. 316, § 4.)