§ 23-81-3.1. Establishment of health care planning and accountability advisory council.
Contingent upon funding:
(a) The health care planning and accountability advisory council shall be appointed by the secretary of the executive office of health and human services and the health insurance commissioner, no later than September 30, 2011, to develop and promote recommendations on the health care system in the form of health planning documents described in subsection 23-81-4(a).
(b) The secretary of the executive office of health and human services and the health insurance commissioner shall serve as co-chairs of the health care planning council.
(c) The department of health, in coordination with the executive office of health and human services and the office of the health insurance commissioner, shall be the principal staff agency of the council to develop analysis of the health care system for use by the council, including, but not limited to, health planning studies and health plan documents; making recommendations for the council to consider for adoption, modification and promotion; and ensuring the continuous and efficient functioning of the health care planning council.
(d) The health care planning council shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Five (5) consumer representatives. A consumer is defined as someone who does not directly or through a spouse or partner receive any of his/her livelihood from the health care system. Consumers may be nominated from the labor unions in Rhode Island; the health care consumer advocacy organizations in Rhode Island, the business community; and organizations representing the minority community who have an understanding of the linguistic and cultural barriers to accessing health care in Rhode Island;
(2) One hospital CEO nominated from among the hospitals in Rhode Island;
(3) One physician nominated from among the primary care specialty societies in Rhode Island;
(4) One physician nominated from among the specialty physician organizations in Rhode Island;
(5) One nurse or allied health professional nominated from among their state trade organizations in Rhode Island;
(6) One practicing nursing home administrator, nominated by a long-term care provider organization in Rhode Island;
(7) One provider from among the community mental health centers in Rhode Island;
(8) One representative from among the community health centers of Rhode Island;
(9) One person from a health professional learning institution located in Rhode Island;
(10) Director of the Department of Health;
(11) Director of the department of human services or designee;
(12) CEOs of each health insurance company that administers the health insurance of ten percent (10%) or more of insured Rhode Islanders;
(13) The speaker of the house or designee;
(14) The house minority leader or designee;
(15) The president of the senate or designee;
(16) The senate minority leader or designee; and
(17) The health care advocate of the department of the attorney general.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 500, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 512, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 15, § 2.)