2021 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 19. Health
323F. Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
323F-3 Corporation board. §323F-3 Corporation board.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 323F-3 (2021)

§323F-3 Corporation board. [Section effective until December 30, 2022. For section effective December 31, 2022, see below.] (a) The corporation shall be governed by an eighteen-member board of directors that shall carry out the duties and responsibilities of the corporation other than those duties and responsibilities relating to the establishment of any captive insurance company pursuant to section 323F-7(c)(20) and the operation thereof.

(b) The members of the corporation board shall be appointed as follows:

(1) The director of health as an ex officio, voting member;

(2) The five regional chief executive officers as ex officio, nonvoting members;

(3) Three members who reside in the county of Maui, two of whom shall be appointed by the Maui regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, all of whom shall serve as voting members;

(4) Two members who reside in the eastern section of the county of Hawaii, one of whom shall be appointed by the East Hawaii regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members;

(5) Two members who reside in the western section of the county of Hawaii, one of whom shall be appointed by the West Hawaii regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members;

(6) Two members who reside on the island of Kauai, one of whom shall be appointed by the Kauai regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members;

(7) Two members who reside on the island of Oahu, one of whom shall be appointed by the Oahu regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members; and

(8) One member who shall be appointed by the governor and serve as an at-large voting member.

The appointed board members who reside in the county of Maui, eastern section of the county of Hawaii, western section of the county of Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, and on the island of Oahu shall each serve for a term of four years; provided that the terms of the initial appointments of the members who are appointed by their respective regional system boards shall be as follows: one of the initial members from the county of Maui shall be appointed to serve a term of two years and the other member shall be appointed to serve a term of four years; the initial member from East Hawaii shall be appointed to serve a term of two years; the initial member from West Hawaii shall be appointed to serve a term of four years; the initial member from the island of Kauai shall be appointed to serve a term of two years; and the initial member from the island of Oahu shall be appointed to serve a term of four years; and provided further that the terms of the initial appointments of the members who are appointed by the governor shall be four years. The at-large member appointed by the governor shall serve a term of two years.

Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner provided for the original appointments. The corporation board shall elect its own chair from among its members. Appointments to the corporation board shall be as representative as possible of the system's stakeholders as outlined in this subsection. The board member appointments shall strive to create a board that includes expertise in the fields of medicine, finance, health care administration, government affairs, human resources, and law.

(c) The selection, appointment, and confirmation of any nominee shall be based on ensuring that board members have diverse and beneficial perspectives and experiences and that they include, to the extent possible, representatives of the medical, business, management, law, finance, and health sectors, and patients or consumers. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses, including travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(d) Any member of the board may be removed for cause by vote of a two-thirds majority of the board's members then in office. For purposes of this section, cause shall include without limitation:

(1) Malfeasance in office;

(2) Failure to attend regularly called meetings;

(3) Sentencing for conviction of a felony, to the extent allowed by section 831-2; or

(4) Any other cause that may render a member incapable or unfit to discharge the duties required under this chapter.

Filing nomination papers for elective office or appointment to elective office, or conviction of a felony consistent with section 831-3.1, shall automatically and immediately disqualify a board member from office. L 1996, c 262, pt of §2; am L 1997, c 265, §1; am L 1998, c 229, §4; am L 2007, c 278, §3 and c 290, §19; am L 2009, c 182, §9; am L 2011, c 126, §2; am L 2013, c 278, §2

§323F-3 Corporation board. [Section effective December 31, 2022. For section effective until December 30, 2022, see above.] (a) The corporation shall be governed by a fifteen-member board of directors that shall carry out the duties and responsibilities of the corporation other than those duties and responsibilities relating to the establishment of any captive insurance company pursuant to section 323F-7(c)(20) and the operation thereof.

(b) The members of the corporation board shall be appointed as follows:

(1) The director of health as an ex officio, voting member;

(2) The four regional chief executive officers as ex officio, nonvoting members;

(3) Three members who reside in the county of Maui, two of whom shall be appointed by the Maui regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, all of whom shall serve as voting members;

(4) Two members who reside in the eastern section of the county of Hawaii, one of whom shall be appointed by the East Hawaii regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members;

(5) Two members who reside in the western section of the county of Hawaii, one of whom shall be appointed by the West Hawaii regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members;

(6) Two members who reside on the island of Kauai, one of whom shall be appointed by the Kauai regional system board and one of whom shall be appointed by the governor, both of whom shall serve as voting members; and

(7) One member who shall be appointed by the governor and serve as an at-large voting member.

The appointed board members who reside in the county of Maui, eastern section of the county of Hawaii, western section of the county of Hawaii, and on the island of Kauai shall each serve for a term of four years; provided that the terms of the initial appointments of the members who are appointed by their respective regional system boards shall be as follows: one of the initial members from the county of Maui shall be appointed to serve a term of two years and the other member shall be appointed to serve a term of four years; the initial member from East Hawaii shall be appointed to serve a term of two years; the initial member from West Hawaii shall be appointed to serve a term of four years; and the initial member from the island of Kauai shall be appointed to serve a term of two years; and provided further that the terms of the initial appointments of the members who are appointed by the governor shall be four years. The at-large member appointed by the governor shall serve a term of two years.

Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner provided for the original appointments. The corporation board shall elect its own chair from among its members. Appointments to the corporation board shall be as representative as possible of the system's stakeholders as outlined in this subsection. The board member appointments shall strive to create a board that includes expertise in the fields of medicine, finance, health care administration, government affairs, human resources, and law.

(c) The selection, appointment, and confirmation of any nominee shall be based on ensuring that board members have diverse and beneficial perspectives and experiences and that they include, to the extent possible, representatives of the medical, business, management, law, finance, and health sectors, and patients or consumers. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their duties.

(d) Any member of the board may be removed for cause by vote of a two-thirds majority of the board's members then in office. For purposes of this section, cause shall include without limitation:

(1) Malfeasance in office;

(2) Failure to attend regularly called meetings;

(3) Sentencing for conviction of a felony, to the extent allowed by section 831-2; or

(4) Any other cause that may render a member incapable or unfit to discharge the duties required under this chapter.

Filing nomination papers for elective office or appointment to elective office, or conviction of a felony consistent with section 831-3.1, shall automatically and immediately disqualify a board member from office.

(e) Upon completion of the transition of the Oahu regional health care system into the department of health, the corporation board shall have no legal relationship with the Oahu regional health care system or its facilities. [L 1996, c 262, pt of §2; am L 1997, c 265, §1; am L 1998, c 229, §4; am L 2007, c 278, §3 and c 290, §19; am L 2009, c 182, §9; am L 2011, c 126, §2; am L 2013, c 278, §2; am L 2021, c 212, §3]

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