(A) There is hereby created the Ohio medical transportation board, consisting of nine voting members and one nonvoting member who shall be residents of this state and appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Except as provided in division (B) of this section, members shall serve terms of two years. One voting member shall be a member of the Ohio ambulance association; two voting members, one of whom shall be a licensed funeral director, shall be owners or operators of private emergency medical service organizations operating in this state; one voting member shall be a consumer of emergency medical services who is not associated with any public or private emergency medical service organization; one voting member shall be an official with a public emergency medical service organization; two voting members shall be owners or operators of nonemergency medical service organizations that provide ambulette services only, and two voting members shall be members of the Ohio association of critical care transport, one member representing air-based services and the other representing a ground-based mobile intensive care unit organization. A physician who holds a certificate to practice issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code who is a member of the American college of emergency physicians shall serve as the nonvoting member. The board shall annually select from its membership a chair and a vice-chair to act as chair in the chair's absence.
(B) 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 for the remainder of that term. Every member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(C) Five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the affirmative vote of five members is required for the board to take any official action. The board, after notice and hearing, may remove a member by majority vote for malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance. Members of the board shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending meetings of the board and in the performance of their official duties. The board may hire such employees as are necessary to enable it to execute its duties.
(D) The division of emergency medical services within the department of public safety shall provide the board with office space, but the board shall not be a part of the division or the department.
(E) The board is the sole supervisory body regarding the licensing of private ambulance service organizations in this state.
(F) The board is the sole supervisory body regarding the licensing of private nonemergency medical service organizations in this state.
(G) The board is the sole supervisory body regarding the licensing of private air medical service organizations in this state.
Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 7, HB 51, §101.02, eff. 7/1/2013.
Effective Date: 03-09-2004