17:48E-6 Board of health service corporation formed through merger.
6. The board of a health service corporation which is formed as the result of a merger between a medical service corporation and a hospital service corporation shall be composed of not more than 17 members as provided in this section. Initially, after the merger has been effected, the board shall be constituted of 15 members as follows:
a. Four members of the board shall be public members, who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The public members so appointed shall be persons whose background and experience indicate that they are qualified to act in the broad public interest, who may or may not have coverage under a contract or contracts issued by the corporation, its subsidiaries or affiliates, and who, or whose spouses or minor children, are not officers, directors or owners of more than 10% of the stock of a corporation whose aggregate sales to hospitals, other health care facilities or other providers of health care services exceed 5% of its total saleS.The remaining 11 members shall be selected by the board of directors of the health service corporation in accordance with the provisions of its certificate of incorporation and bylawS.
b. Of the initial members of the board, as provided for in subsection a. of this section, one public member and three members selected by the board of the health service corporation shall serve for a term of one year; one public member and three members selected by the board of the health service corporation shall serve for a term of two years; and two public members and five members selected by the board of the health service corporation shall serve for a term of three yearS.Thereafter, all members of the board shall serve for a term of three years, and shall hold office until their successors are appointed or elected and qualified.
C. After the constitution of the initial board as provided in subsection b. of this section, and as the initial terms expire as provided for in that section, the board shall be constituted of 17 members as follows:
(1) Four members shall be public members of the board appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate;
(2) Eleven members shall be elected by the board of directors, as provided in the bylaws; and
(3) One member shall be a public member appointed by the Senate President and one member shall be a public member appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, each of whom shall have experience in either finance, insurance, or health care delivery.
d. The provisions of subsection C. of this section shall not be construed to preclude the reappointment or reelection of any member appointed or elected pursuant to subsection a. of this section.
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