2015 Georgia Code
Title 31 - HEALTH
Chapter 8 - CARE AND PROTECTION OF INDIGENT AND ELDERLY PATIENTS
Article 9 - FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDED HEALTH CARE FINANCING PROGRAMS OVERVIEW COMMITTEE
§ 31-8-210 - Committee established; composition; officers; terms of office; duties and responsibilities; assistance from other state officers and agencies; compensation, per diem, and expense allowances; funding

GA Code § 31-8-210 (2015) What's This?

(a) There is created as a joint committee of the General Assembly the Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Programs Overview Committee to be composed of one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House; one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; the chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations or his or her designee; the chairperson of the House Committee on Health and Human Services or his or her designee; the chairperson of the House Committee on Ways and Means or his or her designee; the chairperson of the Senate Appropriations Committee or his or her designee; the chairperson of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee or his or her designee; the chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee; and the minority leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives or their designees. The members of the committee shall serve two-year terms concurrent with their terms as members of the General Assembly. Beginning in 2013, and every four years thereafter, the chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the President of the Senate from the membership of the committee, and the vice chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the membership of the committee. Beginning in 2015, and every four years thereafter, the chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the membership of the committee, and the vice chairperson of the committee shall be appointed by the President of the Senate from the membership of the committee. The chairperson and vice chairperson shall serve terms of two years concurrent with their terms as members of the General Assembly. Vacancies in an appointed member's position or in the offices of chairperson or vice chairperson of the committee shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment. The committee shall periodically inquire into and review the actions of the board and the department under this article to evaluate the success with which the board and the department are accomplishing the statutory duties and functions as provided in this article.

(b) The board and the department shall cooperate with the committee, its authorized personnel, the Attorney General, the state auditor, the state accounting officer, and other state agencies in order that the charges of the committee set forth in this Code section may be timely and efficiently discharged. The committee shall, on or before the first day of January of each year, and at such other times as it deems necessary, submit to the General Assembly a report of its findings and recommendations based upon the review of the board and the department as set forth in this Code section.

(c) (1) The members of the committee shall receive the same compensation, per diem, expenses, and allowances for their service on the committee as is authorized by law for members of interim legislative study committees.

(2) The funds necessary for the purposes of the committee shall come from the funds appropriated to and available to the legislative branch of government.

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