(210 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 157-8.14)
    Sec. 14. The Governor shall appoint an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Board composed of 12 persons. Four members shall be practicing physicians; one member shall be a practicing podiatric physician; one member shall be a dentist who has been licensed to perform oral surgery; one member shall be an Illinois registered professional nurse who is employed in an ambulatory surgical treatment center; one member shall be a person actively engaged in the supervision or administration of a health facility; and 4 members shall represent the general public and shall have no personal economic interest in any institution, place or building licensed pursuant to this Act. In making Board appointments, the Governor shall give consideration to recommendations made through the Director by appropriate professional organizations.
    Each member shall hold office for a term of 3 years and the terms of office of the members first taking office shall expire, as designated at the time of appointment, 3 at the end of the first year, 3 at the end of the second year, and 6 at the end of the third year, after the date of appointment. The term of office of each original appointee shall commence October 1, 1973; and the term of office of each successor shall commence on October 1 of the year in which his predecessor's term expires. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. Board members, while serving on business of the Board shall receive actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence. The Board shall meet as frequently as the Director deems necessary, but not less than once a year. Upon request of 3 or more members, the Director shall call a meeting of the Board.
    The Board shall advise and consult with the Department in the administration of this Act, provided that no rule shall be adopted by the Department concerning the operation of ambulatory surgical treatment centers licensed under this Act which has not had prior approval of the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Board. The Department shall submit a final draft of all rules to the Board for review and approval. The final draft rules shall be placed upon the agenda of a scheduled Board meeting which shall be called within 90 days of the submission of such rules. If the Board takes no action on the final draft rules within the 90-day period, the rules shall be considered approved and the Department may proceed with their promulgation in conformance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. If the final draft rules are approved by virtue of the Board's failure to act, the Department shall afford any member of the Board 10 days within which to comment upon such rules. In the event of a rule promulgation without approval of the Board, the Department shall allow the Board an ex post facto opportunity to discuss such rule following its adoption.
(Source: P.A. 98-214, eff. 8-9-13.)