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CHILDREN'S HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL 

The Children’s Health Advisory Council is established within the Department of Human Services as an advisory council.  The council shall consist of 16 voting members appointed by the secretary. The council shall be geographically balanced on a statewide basis and shall include: 

 

  1. The Secretary of Health ex officio or a designee.
  2. The Insurance Commissioner ex officio or a designee.
  3. The Secretary of Human Services ex officio or a designee.
  4. A representative with experience in children’s health from a school of public health located in the commonwealth.
  5. A physician with experience in children’s health appointed from a list of three qualified persons recommended by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
  6. A representative of a children’s hospital or a hospital with a pediatric outpatient clinic appointed from a list of three persons submitted by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.
  7. A parent of a child who received primary health care coverage from the fund.
  8. A mid-level professional appointed from lists of names recommended by the statewide associations representing mid-level health professionals.
  9. A senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the senate.
  10. A senator appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
  11. A representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  12. A representative appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
  13. A representative from a private nonprofit foundation.
  14. A representative of business who is not a contractor or provider of primary health care insurance.
  15. A representative of business who is not a contractor or provider of primary health care insurance.
  16. A representative of a nonprofit business who is a contractor or provider of primary health insurance under this article.

 

The secretary shall serve as a chairperson of the council. The members of the council shall annually elect, by a majority vote of the members, a vice chairperson from among the members of the council.

The presence of nine members shall constitutes a quorum for the transacting of any business. An act by a majority of the members present at a meeting at which there is a quorum shall be deemed to be that of the council.  

The council shall meet at least twice per year and may provide for special meetings as the council deems necessary.