B INCLUSION i IN GENERALThe membership of the Commis sion shall include no less

B inclusion i in generalthe membership of the commis

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Unformatted text preview: (B) INCLUSION.— (i) IN GENERAL.—The membership of the Commis-sion shall include no less than one representative of— (I) the health care workforce and health professionals; (II) employers, including representatives of small business and self-employed individuals; ø As revised by section 10501(a)(1) ¿ (III) third-party payers; (IV) individuals skilled in the conduct and interpretation of health care services and health economics research; (V) representatives of consumers; (VI) labor unions; (VII) State or local workforce investment boards; and (VIII) educational institutions (which may include elementary and secondary institutions, institutions of higher education, including 2 and 4 year institutions, or registered apprenticeship programs). (ii) ADDITIONAL MEMBERS.—The remaining mem-bership may include additional representatives from clause (i) and other individuals as determined appro-priate by the Comptroller General of the United States. (C) MAJORITY NON-PROVIDERS.—Individuals who are directly involved in health professions education or practice shall not constitute a majority of the membership of the Commission. (D) ETHICAL DISCLOSURE.—The Comptroller General shall establish a system for public disclosure by members of the Commission of financial and other potential conflicts of interest relating to such members. Members of the Commission shall be treated as employees of Congress for purposes of applying title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Members of the Commission shall not be treated as special government employees under title 18, United States Code. VerDate Nov 24 2008 18:12 Apr 23, 2010 Jkt 000000 PO 00000 Frm 00493 Fmt 6655 Sfmt 6501 C:\TEMP\PPACA-CONSOLIDATED_003.XML HOLCPC April 23, 2010 (6:12 p.m.) F:\P11\NHI\COMP\PPACA-CONSOLIDATED_003.XML f:\VHLC\042310\042310.200.xml (466008|3) Ppaca & Hcera; Public Laws 111-148 & 111-152: Consolidated Print—494 (3) TERMS.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The terms of members of the Commission shall be for 3 years except that the Comptroller General shall designate staggered terms for the members first appointed. (B) VACANCIES.—Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which the member’s predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of that term. A member may serve after the expiration of that member’s term until a successor has taken office. A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appoint-ment was made. (C) INITIAL APPOINTMENTS.—The Comptroller General shall make initial appointments of members to the Commis-sion not later than September 30, 2010. (4) COMPENSATION.—While serving on the business of the Commission (including travel time), a member of the Commis-sion shall be entitled to compensation at the per diem equiva-lent of the rate provided for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of tile 5, United States Code, and while so serving away from home and the member’s regular place...
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