TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17
Licensing of Health Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17-13


   § 23-17-13  Health services council. – There shall be established a health services council consisting of twenty-four (24) members, eight (8) of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, one of whose appointments shall represent hospital service corporations, six (6) of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate, one of whose appointments shall represent hospitals and a second of whose appointments shall represent the business community, and ten (10) of whom shall be appointed by the governor, one of whose appoints shall represent the state budget office, a second of whose appointment shall represent the department of human services and two (2) of whom shall be members of the general public that maintain his or her principal residence within fifteen hundred feet (1500 ft.) of a licensed hospital. The governor shall appoint members of the council in staggered appointments, three (3) members one year, two (2) members the next year, and two (2) members the year after that. All members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. In the month of February in each year, the governor shall appoint successors to the members of the council whose terms shall expire in that year, to hold office commencing on the first day of March in the year of appointment until the first day of March in the third (3rd) year after appointment or until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Legislative members shall serve until the end of their legislative term. Any vacancy of a member appointed which may occur in the commission 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.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 259, § 3; P.L. 1949, ch. 2387, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-16-3; P.L. 1972, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 269, § 5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-17-3; P.L. 1984, ch. 4, § 3; P.L. 1986, ch. 225, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 70; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 43; P.L. 2004, ch. 267, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 290, § 2.)