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(a) The Montgomery County Commission on Health is established.
(b) In this article, “commission” means the Montgomery County Commission on Health.
(c) The county executive appoints the commission, subject to confirmation by the county council.
(d) The commission must broadly represent the social, economic, linguistic, geographic, cultural and racial characteristics of Montgomery County.
(e) The commission consists of:
(1) Nineteen (19) voting members representing a cross-section of consumers and providers of health care, who are drawn from such populations as the disabled, the elderly, minority groups, the general population, physicians, other health professionals, health care institutions, health care insurers, health maintenance organizations, health professional schools, and the allied health professions. One (1) member must be a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society. The majority of the members must not be providers of health services.
(2) Two nonvoting ex officio members, of whom:
(A) One is a member of the County Council or the Council’s designated representative, if the Council designates a Councilmember or Council representative; and
(B) One is the County health officer.
(f) Each commission member must reside or have a primary place of business in Montgomery County.
(g) The commission must elect a chair from among its members:
(1) Whose term is one (1) year; and
(2) Who may be reelected.
(h) (1) The term of an appointed member is three (3) years. Each term begins on July 1 of the year of appointment. Of the members first appointed, one-third must be appointed for a one-year term, one-third must be appointed for a two-year term and one-third must be appointed for a three-year term.
(2) At the end of a term, an appointed member continues to serve until a successor is confirmed.
(3) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is confirmed. (1988 L.M.C., ch. 32, § 2; FY 1991 L.M.C., ch. 9, § 1; 2005 L.M.C., ch. 24, § 1.)