Title 17. Education

Chapter 21. Health Education Authority of Louisiana


17:3053         Health Education Authority of Louisiana; creation; domicile; membership; terms; vacancies; staff


A. There is hereby created the Health Education Authority of Louisiana, which is hereby declared to be a body corporate and public, constituting an instrumentality of the state of Louisiana and exercising public and essential governmental functions. The domicile of the authority shall be in the city of New Orleans. 


B. The power to establish policy to carry out the intent of this Chapter shall be vested in a board of trustees. Effective October 1, 2016, the board shall consist of the governor as ex-officio trustee and nine members comprised of one member appointed by the governor from each of the five public service commission districts as established in R.S. 45:1161.5, and four members appointed by the governor from the state at large. 


C. No person appointed by the governor shall be associated in any staff or advisory capacity for which he receives payment for services from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Tulane University of Louisiana, University Medical Center at New Orleans, any statewide dental association, or the Louisiana State Medical Society. 


D. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation. 


E. Members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. 


F. A vacancy occurring on the board for any reason shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. 


G. The board shall employ a professionally qualified executive director to carry out the policies established by the board. The compensation of the executive director shall be determined by the board and he shall be in the unclassified service of the state. 


Added by Acts 1968, No. 112, § 3, emerg. eff. July 17, 1968, at 11:40 A.M. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 725, § 2; Acts 1978, No. 439, § 1; Acts 1984, No. 727, § 1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 705, § 1; Acts 2016, No. 577, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 2016.