Section 22-4-8

Statewide Health Coordinating Council - Functions.

(a) The Statewide Health Coordinating Council shall advise and serve as consultants to the State Board of Health regarding policies and regulations necessary for carrying out this article.

(b) In addition, the council shall perform the following functions:

(1) Review annually and coordinate the health systems plans of each of the health systems agencies;

(2) Prepare, review and revise as necessary, with the assistance of the State Health Planning and Development Agency, and approve or disapprove, the State Health Plan, which shall be made up of the health systems plans modified to achieve their coordination and compliance with statewide health planning criteria and standards;

(3) Review the State Medical Facilities Plan, pursuant to Title XVI of the Public Health Service Act, prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agency, and approve the plan as consistent with the State Health Plan and advise and consult with the state agency in carrying out the plan; provided, that until such time as Title XVI of the Public Health Service Act is implemented, the Statewide Health Coordinating Council shall advise and consult with the state agency in the preparation, review and administration of the State Medical Facilities Plan pursuant to Title VI of the Public Health Service Act;

(4) Conduct public hearings on the State Health Plan and the State Medical Facilities Plan;

(5) Review annually the budget of each health systems agency;

(6) Review applications for planning grants for health systems agencies and health service development;

(7) Review annually and approve or disapprove any state plan and any revision of a state plan or application for funding under the Health Planning and Resource Development Act, the Community Mental Health Centers Act or the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970;

(8) Serve as the advisory council to the designated planning agency for the administration of Section 1122 of the Social Security Act;

(9) Serve as advisory council to the state agency for the certificate of need program;

(10) Appoint and create such committees as it may deem necessary to administer its functions; provided, that not less than 50 percent of the members of each committee shall be consumers;

(11) Advise the state agency of the state generally on the performance of its functions; and

(12) Perform such other functions that may be necessary from time to time to carry out the administration of its duties.

(Acts 1975, No. 1197, p. 2365, §9; Acts 1978, No. 777, p. 1134, §7.)