|YSC, Title 15. Health & Welfare|
Chapter 1. Yap State
Health Services Board
§101. Creation of Board.
§104. Tenure of Board members.
§105. Compensation and expenses.
§106. Organization and meetings.
§107. Duties and functions.
There is created a Yap State Health Services Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board.
Source: YDL 5-91 §1, modified.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a means to achieve greater participation of the people of the State in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care services, to facilitate cooperation between providers and consumers of health care services, and to promote the advancement of the health of the people of the State.
Source: YDL 5-91 §2, modified.
Cross-reference: The constitutional provision on health is found in Yap Const., Art. XII, Sect. 1. That section states: "The State Government shall provide for the protection and promotion of the public health, which may include the traditional practice of medicine".
The Board shall consist of five members as follows:
(a) Chief of Planning; and
(b) Four members appointed by the Governor.
Source: YDL 5-91 §3, as amended by YSL 1-54 §1, YSL 3-9 §1 and YSL 5-12 §1, modified.
Except for the Chief of Planning who shall serve on the Board by virtue of his position, the other members appointed pursuant to subsection (b) of section 103 shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Source: YDL 5-91 §4, as amended by YSL 1-54 §1, YSL 3-9 §1 and YSL 5-12 §2, modified.
Members of the Board who are officials and employees of the State Government shall be entitled to administrative leave while on the business of the Board. Members of the Board who do not receive regular salaries from the State Government while on the business of the Board shall receive $15.00 per day while on such business. Members shall also be entitled to their necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties to the extent funds are made available.
Source: YDL 5-91 §5, modified.
The Board shall hold its first meeting within 30 days of the effective date of this act. At the first meeting, the Board shall elect from among its members a Chairman who shall serve for a period of one year. No member who has been elected Chairman shall again be eligible to be elected Chairman until one full term has intervened. Board meetings shall be held at least once every three months and at such other times as may be designated by the Chairman. A quorum of the Board shall consist of three voting members. The Board may establish by-laws as it deems necessary and consistent with this chapter.
Source: YDL 5-91 §6, as amended by YSL 5-12 §3, modified.
The Board shall have the following powers and responsibilities:
(a) To consult with the Director of Health Services and review plans, programs, projects and policies of the State Department of Health Services, and to recommend changes or alternatives consistent with the purpose of this chapter;
(b) To review budgets and budget requests and proposals for State Department of Health Services, including all pertaining to United States Congress grant funds, and to recommend changes or alternatives consistent with the purpose of this chapter;
(c) To promote greater understanding and cooperation between providers and consumers of health care services, and to promote public health education to accomplish the same;
(d) To conduct public hearings and serve as a liaison between the State Department of Health Services and concerned persons and organizations;
(e) To submit findings and recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, State Department of Health Services, the Council of Pilung and the Council of Tamol, including evaluation of health care services, upon its own initiative or upon request; and
(f) To perform such other functions consistent with the purpose of this chapter.
Source: YDL 5-91 §7, as amended by YSL 5-12 §4, modified.
Cross-reference: The statutory provision regarding the composition and responsibilities of the Department of Health Services is found in section 123 of Title 3 (Executive) of this Code.