Section 22-2-9

Council on Dental Health, Council on Animal and Environmental Health, Council on Prevention of Disease and Medical Care and Council on Health Costs, Administration and Organization - Creation; duties; composition; appointment and terms of members.

(a) There are hereby created four councils to be known as:

(1) The Council on Dental Health;

(2) The Council on Animal and Environmental Health;

(3) The Council on the Prevention of Disease and Medical Care; and

(4) The Council on Health Costs, Administration and Organization.

(b) It shall be the duty of the councils to provide public health information, evaluation of data, research, advice and recommendations to the State Committee of Public Health and perform such other functions as may be appropriate and as requested by the State Committee of Public Health.

(c) The Council on Dental Health shall be composed of five members licensed to practice dentistry in this state and appointed by the Alabama Dental Association. The initial appointment shall be one member for one year, one member for two years, one member for three years, one member for four years and one member for five years.

(d) The Council on Animal and Environmental Health shall be composed of five members as follows:

(1) Three doctors of veterinary medicine appointed by the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association;

(2) One physician appointed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama; and

(3) One licensed professional engineer, trained and experienced in the environmental disciplines, appointed by the American Consulting Engineers Council of Alabama.

Of the five members of the Council on Animal and Environmental Health, the initial appointments by the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association shall be one for one year, one for three years and one for five years; the initial appointment by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama shall be one for two years and the initial appointment by the American Consulting Engineers Council of Alabama shall be one for four years.

(e) The Council on the Prevention of Disease and Medical Care shall be composed of five members as follows:

(1) Two medical doctors appointed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama;

(2) One nutritionist appointed by the Alabama Dietetic Association;

(3) One licensed engineer trained and experienced in public health and sanitation appointed by the American Consulting Engineers Council of Alabama; and

(4) One nurse appointed by the Alabama State Nurses Association.

Of the five members of the Council on the Prevention of Disease and Medical Care, the initial appointments by the medical association of the State of Alabama shall be one for one year and one for five years; the initial appointment by the Alabama Dietetic Association shall be one for two years; the initial appointment by the American Consulting Engineers Council of Alabama shall be one for three years and the initial appointment by the Alabama State Nurses Association shall be for four years.

(f) The Council on Health Costs, Administration and Organization shall be composed of six members as follows:

(1) One medical doctor appointed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama;

(2) One doctor of dentistry appointed by the Alabama Dental Association;

(3) Two representatives of the public who are residents of the State of Alabama appointed by the Governor;

(4) One pharmacist appointed by the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association; and

(5) One hospital administrator appointed by the Alabama Hospital Association.

Of the six members of the Council on Health Costs, Administration and Organization, the initial appointment by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama shall be for one year; the initial appointment by the Alabama Dental Association shall be for two years; the initial appointment of representatives of the public by the Governor shall be for three years; the initial appointment by the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association shall be for four years and the initial appointment by the Alabama Hospital Association shall be for five years.

(Acts 1973, No. 762, p. 1141, §2.)