A. The Council. There is a State Council on Cancer Control.
B. Membership and Procedures.
(1) The Council shall consist of up to 25 voting members including:
(a) Eight Representatives of State agencies and institutions who are:
(i) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or a designee;
(ii) The Secretary of the Department of the Environment, or a designee;
(iii) The President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, or a designee;
(iv) The Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, or a designee;
(v) The Director of the Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical System, or a designee;
(vi) The Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Johns Hopkins Health System, or a designee;
(vii) A local health officer designated by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
(viii) A representative of the Maryland Chapter of the American Cancer Society, designated by the Society; and
(b) Up to 15 members appointed by the Governor to represent the general public, the business community and health and scientific disciplines, cancer survivors and others concerned with cancer prevention and control. To the extent possible, members appointed from the general public should reflect the population and geographic diversity of the State.
(c) Two representatives of the Maryland General Assembly including:
(i) One member of the Senate of Maryland, appointed by the President of the Senate; and
(ii) One member of the House of Delegates, appointed by the Speaker of the House.
(2) The Council may invite experts to participate in its research and development activities, who shall be non-voting members of the Council.
(3) The Governor shall select the chairperson of the Council.
(4) The Governor may remove any member of the Council for failure to perform his or her duties.
(5) Members appointed by the Governor pursuant to §(B)(1)(b) of this Executive Order may serve up to 2 consecutive 3-year terms. In case of a vacancy in a position appointed by the Governor, the Governor shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the unexpired term. All other members of the Council shall serve for so long as they hold the office, designation or appointment stipulated under the provisions of §(B)(1)(a) or §(B)(1)(c) of this Executive Order.
(6) A majority of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. The Council may adopt any other procedures necessary to ensure the orderly transaction of business.
(7) The members of the Council may not receive any compensation for their services. The public members may be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of duties, in accordance with the standard travel regulations, and as provided in the State budget.
(8) The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shall provide the Council with necessary staff and resources.
C. Scope of the Council.
(1) The Council may:
(a) Educate and advise government officials, public and private organizations and the general public on existing and possible policies, programs and innovations to reduce and control cancer incidence and mortality among Marylanders, as described in the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan:
(b) In cooperation with Federal, State, and local governments, private organizations and academia, promote and coordinate unified programs that identify and address the cancer care needs of Marylanders, such as public and private partnerships, to improve access to prevention, screening and treatment services;
(c) Review existing and proposed cancer programs in the public and private sectors to assure proper allocation of State resources;
(d) Promote and offer guidance on the use of the Maryland Cancer Registry as a tool for research, planning, evaluation and targeting of cancer control programs;
(e) Further the development of the Maryland Cancer Registry through the Cancer Registry Advisory Committee; and
(f) Recommend to the Governor a Chairperson for the Cancer Registry Advisory Committee from the Councilís health and scientific discipline representatives.
(2) Reports. The Council shall submit an annual report of its activities to the Governor, which includes recommendations for future efforts based on the Councilís work. The Annual Report shall be submitted by January 31 of each year.