Amended 2019 General Session
(1) There is created a Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund and Pediatric Neuro-Rehabilitation Fund Advisory Committee.
(2) The advisory committee shall be composed of 11 members as follows:
(a) the executive director, or the executive director's designee;
(b) two survivors, or family members of a survivor, of a traumatic brain injury appointed by the governor;
(c) two survivors, or family members of a survivor, of a traumatic spinal cord injury appointed by the governor;
(d) one traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury professional appointed by the governor who, at the time of appointment and throughout the professional's term on the committee, does not receive a financial benefit from the fund;
(e) two parents of a child with a nonprogressive neurological condition appointed by the governor;
(i) a physical therapist licensed under Title 58, Chapter 24b, Physical Therapy Practice Act, with experience treating brain and spinal cord injuries, appointed by the governor; or
(ii) an occupational therapist licensed under Title 58, Chapter 42a, Occupational Therapy Practice Act, with experience treating brain and spinal cord injuries, appointed by the governor;
(g) a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; and
(h) a member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate.
(a) The term of advisory committee members shall be four years. If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership for any reason, a replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
(b) The committee shall elect a chairperson from the membership.
(c) A majority of the committee constitutes a quorum at any meeting, and, if a quorum is present at an open meeting, the action of the majority of members shall be the action of the advisory committee.
(d) The terms of the advisory committee shall be staggered so that members appointed under Subsections (2)(b), (d), and (f) shall serve an initial two-year term and members appointed under Subsections (2)(c), (e), and (g) shall serve four-year terms. Thereafter, members appointed to the advisory committee shall serve four-year terms.
|Board member||Type||Qualification||Original Appointment||Current Appointment||Expiration|
|Curry, Andy||Member||(c) a survivor, or a family member of a survivor of a traumatic spinal cord injury, appointed by the governor;||9/1/2012||09/01/2016||8/31/2020|
|Davis, Joy E.||Member||10/1/2019||10/01/2019||10/1/2023|
|Hoffman, Ann M.||Member||10/1/2019||10/01/2019||10/1/2023|
|Keller, Patricia A.||Member||(b) Survivor, or family member of a survivor of a traumatic brain injury||2/12/2018||02/12/2018||2/12/2020|
|Millner, Ann||Member||(h) member of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate||12/29/2018||12/29/2018||12/29/2022|
|Miner, Joseph K.||Ex-Officio||(a) Executive Director, Dept. of Health||8/19/2015||08/19/2015||N/A|
|Ryser, David K.||Member||Traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury professional||1/1/2018||01/01/2018||12/31/2021|
|Sanford, Kris||Member||(c) Survivor, or family member of a survivor of a traumatic spinal cord injury||2/12/2018||02/12/2018||2/12/2022|
|Smith, Nita G.||Member||(b) a family member of a survivor of a traumatic brain injury, appointed by the governor;||9/1/2012||09/01/2019||8/31/2023|