4765-2-03 Committees, subcommittees, and workgroups.

(A) In furtherance of section 4765.02 of the Revised Code, the board may create, establish, restructure, or discontinue committees, subcommittees or workgroups necessary to carry out its functions and responsibilities. The board may appoint or remove members appointed to such committees, subcommittees, and workgroups as deemed necessary.

(B) The board chair shall recommend a member of the board to serve as chair of each committee or subcommittee pursuant to this chapter. The terms of each committee chair and subcommittee chair shall be for one year.

(C) The board chair shall appoint members of any committee or subcommittee created pursuant to this chapter with the approval of the board. The committee chair, with the approval of the committee, shall appoint members of a workgroup.

(D) The board may appoint members of the public, appropriate state and local agencies of government, EMS organizations, and other interested parties to serve as members of each committee and subcommittee created pursuant to this chapter.

(1) Committees shall consist of not fewer than two board members and not more than fifteen voting members, unless waived by the board.

(2) Subcommittees must consist of at least one board member. Subcommittees may be of such size as determined appropriate by the board.

(3) Workgroups may be of such size as determined appropriate by the committee chair.

(E) When making appointments to committees and subcommittees, the board shall make a good faith effort to insure educational, professional, cultural and geographical diversity, and to afford adequate representation for those individuals or groups with an interest in, or who would be affected by, the substantive work of the committee or subcommittee. When making appointments to a workgroup, the committee chair shall insure compliance with this paragraph.

(F) No more than two representatives of any organization, profession, or specialty authorized by section 4765.02 of the Revised Code to provide nominations for appointment of board members, may represent that organization, profession, or specialty as members of a committee, subcommittee or workgroup. Upon the request of the committee chair, the board may waive this provision with an affirmative vote of the majority of all board members.

(G) Terms of appointment to committees or subcommittees shall be for one year.

(H) Committees and subcommittees shall meet at the call of the committee chair and at such locations as determined appropriate by the executive director.

(I) A majority of the members of a committee or subcommittee shall constitute a quorum. No actions shall be taken by a committee or subcommittee without the concurrence of a majority of its members present at a meeting in which a quorum exists.

(J) Each chair of a committee or subcommittee shall designate an individual as recording secretary who shall promptly submit to the executive director written minutes of each meeting.

(K) The chairman of the firefighter and fire safety inspector training committee of the board, created in section 4765.55 of the Revised Code, shall annually advise the executive director in writing of the names and affiliations of the members of such committee. If, pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code, any member of the committee other than the chair exercises the right to designate another person to serve in the member's place, the committee chair shall also advise the executive director in writing of the names and affiliations of such designees.

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Effective: 02/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/22/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.04 , 4765.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/95; 2/22/99; 5/29/03