(1) As a continuing condition of appointment, committee members:
(a) Shall not have a substantial financial conflict of interest, such as an interest in a health technology company, including the holding of stock options, or the receipt of honoraria, or consultant moneys;
(b) Must complete a conflict of interest disclosure form, update the form annually, and keep disclosure statements current;
(c) Must abide by confidentiality requirements and keep all personal medical information and proprietary information confidential; and
(d) Shall not utilize information gained as a result of committee membership outside of committee responsibilities, unless such information is publicly available. The administrator, in his/her sole discretion, may disqualify committee members if he/she determines that the committee member has violated a condition of appointment.
(2) Committee members shall be appointed to a term of three years and shall serve until a successor is appointed. A member may be reappointed for additional three-year terms for a total of nine years. One year after the end of a nine-year term, a person is eligible for appointment to one additional three-year term. Committee members serve staggered three-year terms. Of the initial members, in order to provide for staggered terms, some members may be appointed initially for less than three years. If an initial appointment is for less than twenty-four months, that period of time shall not be counted toward the limitation of years of appointment. Vacancies on the committee will be filled for the balance of the unexpired term.
(3) The appointed committee chair shall select a vice-chair from among the committee membership; ratify committee bylaws approved by the administrator; and operate the committee according to the bylaws and committee member agreements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.013, 41.05.160, and 70.14.090. 06-23-083 (Order 06-10), § 182-55-025, filed 11/13/06, effective 12/14/06.]