SB1236: Health, Board of; adds two members.

SENATE BILL NO. 1236
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled January 13, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 32.1-5 of the Code of Virginia, relating to Board of Health; membership.
Patron-- Barker

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 32.1-5 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

32.1-5. Appointment of members; terms and vacancies.

There shall be a State Board of Health which shall consist of thirteen15 residents of the Commonwealth appointed by the Governor for terms of four years each. Two members of the Board shall be members of the Medical Society of Virginia, one member shall be a member of the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, one member shall be a member of the State Dental Association, one member shall be a member of the Virginia Nurses' Association, one member shall be a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, one member shall be a representative of local government, one member shall be a representative of the hospital industry, one member shall be a representative of the nursing home industry, one member shall be a representative of the licensed health carriers responsible under Title 38.2 for a managed care health insurance plan, one member shall be a corporate purchaser of health care, and two members shall be consumers, one member shall have public environmental health expertise, and one member shall be a representative of the emergency medical services community recommended by the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. A vacancy other than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term.

No person shall be eligible to serve more than two full consecutive four-year terms.