When making appointments to a county board of developmental disabilities, an appointing authority shall do all of the following:
(A) Appoint only individuals who are residents of the county the appointing authority serves, citizens of the United States, and interested and knowledgeable in the field of mental retardation and other allied fields;
(B) If the appointing authority is a board of county commissioners, appoint at least two individuals who are immediate family members of individuals eligible for services provided by the county board and, whenever possible, ensure that one of those two members is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for adult services and the other is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for early intervention services or services for preschool or school-age children;
(C) If the appointing authority is a senior probate judge, appoint at least one individual who is an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living;
(D) Appoint, to the maximum extent possible, individuals who have professional training and experience in business management, finance, law, health care practice, personnel administration, or government service;
(E) Provide for the county board's membership to reflect, as nearly as possible, the composition of the county that the county board serves.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28,SB 79, §2, eff. 10/6/2009.
Prior History: (Effective Date: 2005 SB10 09-05-2005)