EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 02-26

Office of Group Benefit Study Commission


WHEREAS,     Executive Order No. MJF 2002-24, issued on September 5, 2002, established the Office of Group Benefit Study Commission within the executive department, Office of the Governor (hereafter "Commission"); and

WHEREAS,     it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 2002-24, in order to add an additional member to the Commission;

NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:     Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 2002-24 is amended to provide as follows: With the exception of the members of the Louisiana Legislature, all members of the Commission shall be appointed by the governor. With the exception of the legislative and executive members, all members shall serve at the governor's pleasure. The Commission shall be composed of nineteen (19) members selected as follows:

A.  The commissioner of administration, or the commissioner's designee;

B.  Three (3) members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, including the chair of the Senate Committee on Finance;

C.  Three (3) members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, including the chair of the House Committee on Appropriations.

D.  The secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the secretary's designee;

E.  The superintendent of the Department of Education, or the superintendent's designee;

F.  The director of the Department of Civil Service, or the director's designee;

G.  The CEO of Louisiana State University Health Science Center, or the CEO's designee;

H.  The chair of the Office of Group Benefits Planning and Policy Board, or the chair's designee;

I.  One (1) member who is employed by the Department of Insurance with expertise in health insurance matters;

J.  One (1) member of the Louisiana Hospital Association;

K.  One (1) member who represents active state employees;

L.  One (1) member who represents retired state employees;

M.  One (1) member who is employed by an institution of higher education with expertise in the field of health care services;

N.  One (1) member who represents the business insurance industry; and

O.  One (1) member with expertise in the delivery of medical care services.

SECTION 2:     All other sections and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 2002-24 shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3:     The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 13th day of September 11, 2002.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State