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65-6102. Emergency medical services board established; members, appointment; removal from or forfeiture of position; terms; meetings; compensation and expenses; approval of vouchers; temporary chairperson. (a) There is hereby established the emergency medical services board. The office of the emergency medical services board shall be located in the city of Topeka, Kansas.

(b) The emergency medical services board shall be composed of 15 members to be appointed as follows:

(1) Eleven members shall be appointed by the governor. Of such members:

(A) Three shall be physicians who are actively involved in emergency medical services;

(B) two shall be county commissioners of counties making a levy for ambulance service, at least one of whom shall be from a county having a population of less than 15,000;

(C) one shall be an instructor-coordinator;

(D) one shall be a hospital administrator actively involved in emergency medical services;

(E) one shall be a member of a firefighting unit which provides emergency medical service; and

(F) three shall be attendants who are actively involved in emergency medical service. At least two classifications of attendants shall be represented. At least one of such members shall be from a volunteer emergency medical service; and

(2) four members shall be appointed as follows:

(A) One shall be a member of the Kansas senate to be appointed by the president of the senate;

(B) one shall be a member of the Kansas senate to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

(C) one shall be a member of the Kansas house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and

(D) one shall be a member of the Kansas house of representatives to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.

All members of the board shall be residents of the state of Kansas. Appointments to the board shall be made with due consideration that representation of the various geographical areas of the state is ensured. The governor may remove any member of the board upon recommendation of the board. Any person appointed to a position on the board shall forfeit such position upon vacating the office or position which qualified such person to be appointed as a member of the board.

(c) Members shall be appointed for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. In the case of a vacancy in the membership of the board, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.

(d) The board shall meet at least six times annually and at least once each quarter and at the call of the chairperson or at the request of the executive director of the emergency medical services board or of any seven members of the board. At the first meeting of the board after January 1 each year, the members shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson who shall serve for a term of one year. The vice-chairperson shall exercise all of the powers of the chairperson in the absence of the chairperson. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the chairperson or vice-chairperson, the board shall fill such vacancy by election of one of its members to serve the unexpired term of such office. Members of the board attending meetings of the board or attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by the board shall be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

(e) Except as otherwise provided by law, all vouchers for expenditures and all payrolls of the emergency medical services board shall be approved by the emergency medical services board or a person designated by the board.

History: L. 1988, ch. 261, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 204, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 133, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 114, § 80; L. 2016, ch. 35, § 1; July 1.


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