TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 21. HEALTH EDUCATION AUTHORITY OF LOUISIANA

 

17:3053      Health Education Authority of Louisiana; creation; domicile; membership; terms; vacancies; quorum; staff

A. There is hereby created in the office of management and finance of the Department of Health and Human Resources the Health Education Authority of Louisiana, which is hereby declared to be a body corporate and public, constituting an instrumentality of the state of Louisiana and exercising public and essential governmental functions. The domicile of the authority shall be in the city of New Orleans.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984.

B. The power to establish policy to carry out the intent of this Chapter shall be vested in a board of trustees which shall consist of the governor as ex-officio trustee and thirteen persons selected as follows:

(1) Two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six names submitted by the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College.

(2) Two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six names submitted by the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, Tulane University of Louisiana.

(3) Two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six names submitted by the Board of Administrators of Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans.

(4) Two members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six names submitted by the Executive Board of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

(5) One member shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six names submitted by the statewide dental associations.

(6) One member shall be appointed by the mayor of the city of New Orleans with the advice and consent of the Commission Council from a list of five names, one each submitted by the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, Tulane University of Louisiana; the Board of Administrators of Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans; the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College; local dental association memberships including Orleans Parish dentists; and the Orleans Parish Medical Society.

(7) Three members shall be appointed by the governor from the state at large.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 705, Sec. 1.

C. No person appointed directly by the governor or mayor or nominated by any of the nominating groups or individuals shall be associated in any staff or advisory capacity for which he receives payment for services from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Tulane University of Louisiana, or Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans, any statewide dental association, or the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1985, No.
705, Sec. 1.

D. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984.

E. Members of the board who are appointed by the governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The member appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans shall serve a term of six years.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984.

F. A vacancy occurring on the board for any reason shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984.

G. The board shall employ a professionally qualified executive director to carry out the policies established by the board. The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources shall employ such staff as is necessary to carry out the policies and directives of the board and to operate and administer the functions of the authority. The compensation of the executive director shall be determined by the board and he shall be in the unclassified service of the state.

Added by Acts 1968, No. 112, Sec. 3, emerg. eff. July 17, 1968, at 11:40 A.M. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 725, Sec. 2; Acts 1978, No. 439, Sec. 1. Amended by Acts 1984, No. 727, Sec. 1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 705, Sec. 1.