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76-838. Same; advisory board; members; duties and compensation. (a) There is hereby established the advisory board to the midwest stem cell therapy center which shall be composed of 14 members and one ex officio member as follows:

(1) One person representing the patient community appointed by the governor and such original member shall serve two years;

(2) one person representing the physician community appointed by the governor and such original member shall serve three years;

(3) one person representing the university of Kansas appointed by the state board of regents and such original member shall serve one year;

(4) one person representing Kansas state university appointed by the state board of regents and such original member shall serve one year;

(5) one person representing the university of Kansas medical center appointed by the executive vice chancellor and such original member shall serve three years;

(6) one person representing the institute for advancing medical innovation appointed by the director of the institute for advancing medical innovation and such original member shall serve one year;

(7) one person representing the university of Kansas cancer center appointed by the director of the university of Kansas cancer center and such original member shall serve two years;

(8) one person representing the university of Kansas hospital authority appointed by the board of directors of the university of Kansas hospital authority and such original member shall serve for one year;

(9) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house and such original member shall serve for two years;

(10) one member of the senate appointed by the president of the senate and such original member shall serve for three years;

(11) one person with a nationally respected reputation representing the physician community appointed by the speaker of the house and such original member shall serve three years;

(12) one person with a nationally respected reputation representing the scientific research community appointed by the president of the senate and such original member shall serve one year;

(13) one member of the executive branch of the state agencies appointed by the governor and such original member shall serve for two years;

(14) one member representing the blood and marrow transplant center of Kansas appointed by the chief executive officer of via christi health and such original member shall serve three years; and

(15) the director of the midwest stem cell therapy center as an ex officio member of the board.

(b) The appointments to the advisory board shall be for terms of three years, except as provided for the original members in subsection (a). No member shall be appointed to the advisory board for more than three consecutive terms. Upon the expiration of the term of office of any member of the advisory board on or after the effective date of this act, and in any case of a vacancy existing on or after the effective date of this act, a successor shall be appointed by the appropriate entity pursuant to this section.

(c) The advisory board shall serve in an advisory role to the director of the midwest stem cell therapy center.

(d) Duties of members may include fundraising, public speaking and other public relation activities to advance public awareness of successful adult, cord blood and related stem cell therapeutic options.

(e) The governor shall appoint the chairperson of the advisory board and the chairperson may serve consecutive terms. The advisory board shall meet at least four times each year and at such other times as it deems appropriate, or upon call of the chairperson.

(f) All members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation.

History: L. 2013, ch. 114, ยง 4; July 1.


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