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Section 5101.74 | Elder abuse commission.

 

(A) There is hereby created the elder abuse commission. The commission shall consist of the following members:

(1) The following members, appointed by the attorney general:

(a) One representative of the AARP;

(b) One representative of the buckeye state sheriffs' association;

(c) One representative of the county commissioners' association of Ohio;

(d) One representative of the Ohio association of area agencies on aging;

(e) One representative of the board of nursing;

(f) One representative of the Ohio coalition for adult protective services;

(g) One person who represents the interests of elder abuse victims;

(h) One person who represents the interests of elderly persons;

(i) One representative of the Ohio domestic violence network;

(j) One representative of the Ohio prosecuting attorneys association;

(k) One representative of the Ohio victim witness association;

(l) One representative of the Ohio association of chiefs of police;

(m) One representative of the Ohio association of probate judges;

(n) One representative of the Ohio job and family services directors' association;

(o) One representative of the Ohio bankers league;

(p) One representative of the Ohio credit union league;

(q) Two representatives of national organizations that focus on elder abuse or sexual violence ;

(r) One representative of the state medical board;

(s) One representative of the community bankers association of Ohio;

(t) One representative of an organization representing the interests of senior centers;

(u) One representative of an organization representing the policy interests of seniors;

(v) One representative of a research-based academia representing elder abuse research.

(2) The following ex officio members:

(a) The attorney general or the attorney general's designee;

(b) The chief justice of the supreme court of Ohio or the chief justice's designee;

(c) The governor or the governor's designee;

(d) The director of aging or the director's designee;

(e) The director of job and family services or the director's designee;

(f) The director of health or the director's designee;

(g) The director of mental health and addiction services or the director's designee;

(h) The director of developmental disabilities or the director's designee;

(i) The superintendent of insurance or the superintendent's designee;

(j) The director of public safety or the director's designee;

(k) The state long-term care ombudsman or the ombudsman's designee;

(l) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(m) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate ;

(n) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(o) One member of the senate, appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

(p) The director of commerce, or the director's designee.

(B) Members who are appointed shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

(C) All members of the commission shall serve as voting members. The attorney general shall select from among the appointed members a chairperson. The commission shall meet at the call of the chairperson, but not less than four times per year. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson and shall be called by the chairperson at the request of the attorney general. The commission may establish its own quorum requirements and procedures regarding the conduct of meetings and other affairs.

(D) Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for mileage and other actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.

(E) sections 101.82 to 101.87 of the Revised Code do not apply to the elder abuse commission.

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