3702.81 Physician loan repayment advisory board.

There is hereby created the physician loan repayment advisory board. The board shall consist of ten members as follows:

(A) The following five members appointed by the governor: a representative of the Ohio academy of family practice, a representative of the board of regents, a representative of the Ohio association of community health centers, a representative of the Ohio state medical association, and a representative of the Ohio osteopathic association;

(B) Two members of the house of representatives, one from each political party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(C) Two members of the senate, one from each political party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(D) The director of health or an employee of the department of health designated by the director.

Of the initial appointments made by the governor, three shall be for terms ending June 30, 1994, and four shall be for terms ending June 30, 1995. Of the initial appointments made by the speaker of the house of representatives, one shall be for a term ending June 30, 1994, and one shall be for a term ending June 30, 1995. Of the initial appointments made by the president of the senate, one shall be for a term ending June 30, 1994, and one shall be for a term ending June 30, 1995. Thereafter, terms of office shall be two years, commencing on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed, except that a legislative member ceases to be a member of the board upon ceasing to be a member of the general assembly.

Vacancies shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the original appointment. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until a successor takes office or until sixty days have elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person shall be appointed to the board for more than two consecutive terms.

The governor, speaker, president, or director may remove a member for whom the governor, speaker, president, or director was the appointing authority, for misfeasance, malfeasance, or willful neglect of duty.

The board shall designate a member to serve as chairperson of the board.

The board shall meet at least once annually. The chairperson shall call special meetings as needed or upon the request of six members.

Six members of the board constitute a quorum to transact and vote on all business coming before the board.

Members of the board shall serve without compensation.

The department of health shall provide the board with staff assistance as requested by the board.

Cite as R.C. § 3702.81

History. Effective Date: 12-02-1996; 09-05-2006; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008

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