TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 7-A. LOUISIANA CANCER RESEARCH CENTER OF L.S.U. HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
IN NEW ORLEANS/TULANE HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
17:1923 Governing board; membership
A. The governance board of the center shall exercise all powers, rights, and duties conferred upon the center by this Chapter or other provisions of law. The board shall consist of the senior vice president for health sciences of Tulane University Health Sciences Center, a senior Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center representative appointed by the president of the Louisiana State University System, a member appointed by the senior vice president for health sciences of Tulane University Health Sciences Center, a member appointed by the president of the Louisiana State University System from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, the secretary of the Department of Economic Development or his designee, the chairman of the Louisiana Board of Regents or his designee, and such other persons as may be appointed by the unanimous consent of the board. The appointed members of the governance board shall serve for terms of four years each. Any appointment to fill a vacancy on the board shall be made for the unexpired term of the member whose death, resignation, or removal created such vacancy.
B. The members of the board shall not receive compensation by reason of their membership on the board or attendance at the meetings of the board. Members of the board shall receive a per diem allowance to be established by the board in an amount not to exceed the amount of per diem authorized for members of the legislature. All members may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The travel expense reimbursement shall be fixed by the center in an amount not to exceed those authorized under state travel regulations.
C. The senior vice president for health sciences of Tulane University Health Sciences Center and the senior Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center representative appointed by the president of the Louisiana State University System shall serve as the chairperson and vice chairperson on an alternating annual basis according to the bylaws. The board shall elect on an annual basis a secretary-treasurer of the board and such other officers as the members determine necessary. The chairperson shall sign and execute all vouchers and other orders for the disbursement of funds belonging to the center upon authorization by the board. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business of the center. Meetings of the board shall be held at a time and place as determined by and at the call of the chairperson or when requested by a majority of the members.
D. Members of the board while acting within the scope of their duties and responsibilities as board members shall not be subject to any personal liability resulting from carrying out the powers and duties conferred on them as members of the board, and shall have the indemnification rights provided in R.S. 13:5108.1, et seq., with respect to such actions.
Added by Acts 2002, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 41, 1.