3335.61 Brain injury advisory committee.

There is hereby created a brain injury advisory committee, which shall advise the brain injury program with regard to unmet needs of survivors of brain injury, development of programs for survivors and their families, establishment of training programs for health care professionals, and any other matter within the province of the brain injury program. The committee shall consist of not fewer than nineteen and not more than twenty-one members as follows:

(A) Not fewer than ten and not more than twelve members appointed by the dean of the college of medicine of the Ohio state university, including all of the following: a survivor of brain injury, a relative of a survivor of brain injury, a licensed physician recommended by the Ohio chapter of the American college of emergency physicians, a licensed physician recommended by the Ohio state medical association, one other health care professional, a rehabilitation professional, an individual who represents the brain injury association of Ohio, and not fewer than three nor more than five individuals who shall represent the public;

(B) The directors of the departments of health, mental health and drug addiction services, developmental disabilities, aging, and public safety; the medicaid director; the administrator of workers' compensation; the superintendent of public instruction; and the executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency. Any of the officials specified in this division may designate an individual to serve in the official's place as a member of the committee.

Terms of office of the appointed members shall be two years. Members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office as a member for the remainder of that term.

Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Renumbered from § 3304.231 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4