The medically handicapped children's medical advisory council shall appoint a hemophilia advisory subcommittee to advise the director of health and council on all matters pertaining to the care and treatment of persons with hemophilia. The duties of the subcommittee include, but are not limited to, the monitoring of care and treatment of children and adults who suffer from hemophilia or from other similar blood disorders.
The subcommittee shall consist of not fewer than fifteen members, each of whom shall be appointed to terms of four years. The members of the subcommittee shall elect a chairperson from among the appointed membership to serve a term of two years. Members of the subcommittee shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for travel expenses to and from meetings of the subcommittee.
Members shall be appointed to represent all geographic areas of this state. Not fewer than five members of the subcommittee shall be persons with hemophilia or family members of persons with hemophilia. Not fewer than five members shall be providers of health care services to persons with hemophilia. Not fewer than five members shall be experts in fields of importance to treatment of persons with hemophilia, including experts in infectious diseases, insurance, and law.
Notwithstanding section 101.83 of the Revised Code, that section does not apply to the medically handicapped children's medical advisory council hemophilia advisory subcommittee, and the subcommittee shall not expire under that section.
Effective Date: 06-26-2003.