Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Chapter 195-1 - ADMINISTRATION
Rule 195-1-.02 - Organization

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 195-1-.02

RULE 195-1-.02. Organization

(1) Board. The Board is responsible for conducting programs established pursuant to Ga. Law 1998, Act 785 (SB 533), Title 49 Chapter 10 of the Official C ode of Georgia Annotated, as amended, to address the health care workforce needs of Georgia communities through the support and development of medical education programs, to increase the number of physicians and health care practitioners practicing in underserved rural areas and administering other programs as may be assigned from time to time by Georgia's General Assembly.

(2) Officers. The officers of the Board are the Chairman, V ice -Chairman, and Secretary- Treasurer. They are elected, by ballot, for a one-year term at the annual meeting of the Board. Each officer shall serve until his/her successor is elected. Each officer may succeed him/herself for one term. No one person may hold more than one office. The Chairman, upon completion of his/her term, shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee. The responsibilities of the officers include the following:

(a) In addition to directing the day-to- day operations of the Board through the Executive Director, the Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board. The Chairman also shall appoint all Board committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee, shall submit an Annual Report to the Governor on behalf of the Board, and shall execute contracts and other documents on behalf of the Board.

(b) The Vice-Chairman shall exercise the functions of the Chairman in the absence of the Chairman. The V ice-Chairman may have such other duties as set by the Board from time to time.

(c) The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate minutes of Board meetings and actions and shall submit official minutes of all Boar d meetings to the Governor and shall present periodic reports to the Board on its budget.

(d) The election of the Board's officers shall occur at the Annual Meeting. At the Board meeting prior to the Annual one, the Board shall elect a Nominating Committee composed of three Board members which shall present its report at the Annual Meeting; additional nominations may be made from the floor. The election of the officers shall be upon a majority vote of the members voting. The officers shall be installed at the next regular meeting of the Board.

(3) Meetings. The Board shall meet at least four times at regular intervals during the year. Meetings shall be conducted under the Roberts Rule of Order. Additional meetings may be called by the Chairman or upon written request of a majority of members of the Board. The Annual Meeting of the Board is its first meeting of the fiscal year. The meetings of the Board may be held in any place set forth in the notice so long as within the state of Georgia. Not less than seven days notice is required for a meeting except for those called for a special purpose. A majority of members then in office shall constitute a quorum.

(4) Attendance. It shall be the duty of members of the Board to attend the meetings of the Board. If any member fails to attend more than three consecutive regular meetings of the Board, without excuse approved by resolution of the Board, that member's off ice shall be declared vacant, and the Chairman of the Board shall notify the Governor of a vacancy on the Board, and the Governor shall f ill the same.

(5) Standing Committees. Standing Committees of the Board will be the Executive Committee, Budget and Contracts Committee, and Physician Workforce Committee.

(6) Consultation. The Board, as it deems appropriate, shall have the authority to appoint advisory committees to advise it on the fulfillment of its duties. The members of the advisory committee shall not receive any per die m or reimbursement. However, such members shall receive the mileage allowance provided for in Code Section 50-19-7 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated for the use of a personal car in connection with attendance at meetings called by the Board if funds are appropriated and available.

(7) Administrative Attachment. Effective July 1, 1999, the Board shall be attached to the Department of Community Health for administrative purposes only as defined by Code Section 50-4-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

(8) Compensation and allowances. Each member of the Board shall receive the same expense allowance as that received by a member of the General Assembly as provide d by Code Section 45-7-21 for each day or substantial portion thereof that such member is engaged in the work of the Board or for travel as a member of a committee of the Board, which travel has been authorized by the chairman or by action of the Board and shall receive reimbursement for state use mileage as is normally allowed to state employees. No member shall receive the above per diem for more than thirty (30) days in any one calendar year.

(9) Administrative Staff. The Department of Community Health, with the concurrence of the Board shall have the authority to employ such administrative staff as necessary to carry out the functions of the Board. Such staff members will be employed within the limits of the appropriations made to the Board.

O.C.G.A. Secs. 49-10, 49-10-6.

(Original Rule entitled "Organizations" adopted. F. Aug. 25, 1978; eff. Sept. 14, 1978. Amended: F. Feb. 5, 1979; eff. Feb. 25, 1979. Amended: F. Aug. 14, 1979; eff. Sept. 3, 1979. Amended: F. Feb. 12, 1985; eff. Mar. 4, 1985. Amended: F. Feb. 5, 1986; eff. Feb. 25, 1986. Amended: F. Oct. 9, 1986; eff. Oct. 29, 1986. Amended: F. Feb. 12, 1998; eff. Mar. 4, 1998. Amended: F. Dec. 14, 1999; eff. Jan. 23, 2000. Amended: F. Mar. 13, 2000; eff. Apr. 2, 2000. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 10, 2005; eff. Jan. 30, 2005. Amended: Aug. 13, 2013; eff. Sept. 2, 2013.)
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