(20 ILCS 3860/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 15. Governance of the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority.
    (a) The Authority shall consist of and be governed by one Executive Director and 8 directors who are hereby authorized to carry out the provisions of this Act and to exercise the powers conferred under this Act.
    (b) The Executive Director and 8 directors shall be appointed to 3-year staggered terms by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of the members first appointed after the effective date of this Act, 3 shall be appointed for a term of one year, 3 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and 3 shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. The Executive Director and directors may serve successive terms and, in the event the term of the Executive Director or a director expires, he or she shall serve in the expired term until a new Executive Director or director is appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The Governor may remove a director or the Executive Director for incompetency, dereliction of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office or any other good cause. The Executive Director shall be compensated at an annual salary of 75% of the salary of the Governor.
    (c) The Executive Director and directors shall be chosen with due regard to broad geographic representation and shall be representative of a broad spectrum of health care providers and stakeholders, including representatives from any of the following fields or groups: health care consumers, consumer advocates, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, hospitals, federally qualified health centers as defined in Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act and any subsequent amendments thereto, health plans or third-party payors, employers, long-term care providers, pharmacists, State and local public health entities, outpatient diagnostic service providers, behavioral health providers, home health agency organizations, health professional schools in Illinois, health information technology, or health information research.
    (d) The directors of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services, or their designees, and a designee of the Office of the Governor, shall serve as ex-officio members of the Authority.
    (e) The Authority is authorized to conduct its business by a majority of the appointed members. The Authority may adopt bylaws in order to conduct meetings. The bylaws may permit the Authority to meet by telecommunication or electronic communication.
    (f) The Authority shall appoint an Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority Advisory Committee ("Advisory Committee") with representation from any of the fields or groups listed in subsection (c) of this Section. The purpose of the Advisory Committee shall be to advise and provide recommendations to the Authority regarding the ILHIE. The Advisory Committee members shall serve 2-year terms. The Authority may establish other advisory committees and subcommittees to conduct the business of the Authority.
    (g) Directors of the Authority, members of the Advisory Committee, and any other advisory committee and subcommittee members may be reimbursed for ordinary and contingent travel and meeting expenses for their service at the rate approved for State employee travel.
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17.)