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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Section 381.92, Florida Statutes 2009

381.92  Florida Cancer Council.--

(1)  Effective July 1, 2004, the Florida Cancer Council within the Department of Health is established for the purpose of making the state a center of excellence for cancer research.

(2)(a)  The council shall be representative of the state's cancer centers, hospitals, and patient groups and shall be organized and shall operate in accordance with this act.

(b)  The Florida Cancer Council may create not-for-profit corporate subsidiaries to fulfill its mission. The council and its subsidiaries are authorized to receive, hold, invest, and administer property and any moneys acquired from private, local, state, and federal sources, as well as technical and professional income generated or derived from the mission-related activities of the council.

(c)  The members of the council shall consist of:

1.  The chair of the Florida Dialogue on Cancer, who shall serve as the chair of the council;

2.  The State Surgeon General or his or her designee;

3.  The chief executive officer of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center or his or her designee;

4.  The director of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center or his or her designee;

5.  The chief executive officer of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center or his or her designee;

6.  The chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, or his or her designee;

7.  The chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc., or his or her designee;

8.  The president of the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc., Board of Directors or his or her designee;

9.  The president of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology or his or her designee;

10.  The president of the American College of Surgeons, Florida Chapter, or his or her designee;

11.  The chief executive officer of Enterprise Florida, Inc., or his or her designee;

12.  Five representatives from cancer programs approved by the American College of Surgeons. Three shall be appointed by the Governor, one shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one shall be appointed by the President of the Senate;

13.  One member of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

14.  One member of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.

(d)  Appointments made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate pursuant to paragraph (c) shall be for 2-year terms, concurrent with the bienniums in which they serve as presiding officers.

(e)  Appointments made by the Governor pursuant to paragraph (c) shall be for 2-year terms, although the Governor may reappoint members.

(f)  Members of the council or any subsidiaries shall serve without compensation, and each organization represented on the council shall cover the expenses of its representatives.

(3)  The council shall issue an annual report to the Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease, the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate by December 15 of each year, with policy and funding recommendations regarding cancer research capacity in Florida and related issues.

History.--s. 10, ch. 2004-2; s. 2, ch. 2005-4; s. 94, ch. 2008-4; s. 31, ch. 2008-6.

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