A. The Board shall appoint members of the Committee as follows:
(1) Three individuals who:
(a) On or before September 30, 2013, practice perfusion and who:
(i) Are certified by a national certifying board; and
(ii) Have a minimum of 2 years of perfusion experience; and
(b) On or after October 1, 2013, are licensed perfusionists-advanced;
(2) Three physicians, at least one of whom:
(a) Performs cardiac or cardio-thoracic surgery; or
(b) Is a cardiac or cardio-thoracic anesthesiologist; and
(3) One consumer member who:
(a) Shall be a member of the general public; and
(b) May not:
(i) Practice, or ever have practiced perfusion, or any other health care profession;
(ii) Be, or ever have been, in training to practice perfusion or any other health care profession;
(iii) Have a household member who is a health care professional or is in training to be a health care professional;
(iv) Participate, or ever have participated, in a commercial or professional field related to perfusion;
(v) Have a household member who participates in a commercial or professional field related to perfusion;
(vi) Have had, within 2 years before appointment, a financial interest in a person regulated by the Board; or
(vii) Have had, within 2 years of appointment, a financial interest in the provision of goods or services to perfusionists or to the field of perfusion.
(1) The term of a member is 3 years.
(2) The terms of the members are staggered.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) An individual may be reappointed for a second 3-year term, but the individual may not serve more than two consecutive 3-year terms.
(5) The terms of the initial members of the Perfusion Advisory Committee shall expire as follows:
(a) Two members in 2013;
(b) Two members in 2014; and
(c) Three members in 2015.
(1) If a vacancy occurs, the Board shall appoint a new member to serve.
(2) The successor member shall only serve for the remainder of the term, unless reappointed.
D. Chair. From among its members, the Committee shall elect a chair every 2 years.
(1) A majority of the members then serving on the Committee is a quorum.
(2) Business may not be conducted at a Committee meeting unless there is a quorum.
F. The Committee shall develop and make recommendations to the Board in the following areas:
(1) Regulations governing the practice of perfusion;
(2) Code of ethics requirements for the practice of perfusion;
(3) Standards of care requirements for the practice of perfusion;
(4) Continuing education requirements for license renewal;
(5) Any other educational or clinical requirements for licensure and practice as a perfusionist;
(6) At the request of the Board, review selected applications for licensure as a perfusionist and make recommendations to the Board on the applications;
(7) At the request of the Board, review complaints against perfusionists and respond to the Board’s questions; and
(8) Keep a record of the Committee’s proceedings.