.02 Membership.

A. The Council shall consist of 34 members appointed by the Secretary according to Health-General Article, §13-203, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. A member shall:

(1) Be a Maryland resident; or

(2) If a qualified Maryland resident is not available to be appointed to a Council position, possess special knowledge or training required for the Council position to which they are appointed.

C. A member that is subject to term limits:

(1) Shall serve a 4-year term;

(2) May serve two consecutive full terms;

(3) At the end of a term, shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies;

(4) If appointed after a term has begun, shall only serve for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies; and

(5) May not be reappointed to the Council for 4 years after serving two consecutive full terms.

D. Members shall serve on at least one committee.

E. The Council Chair shall:

(1) Be appointed by the Secretary;

(2) Serve a 2-year term;

(3) Be allowed to serve two consecutive terms; and

(4) Appoint the Chairs of the committees.