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36-102. Department of health services; director; search committee; appointment; compensation

A. There is established a department of health services.

B. The direction, operation and control of the department is the responsibility of the director.

C. The director shall be appointed by the governor from a list of names submitted by the search committee pursuant to section 38-211 and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The director shall be a person who has:

1. Administrative experience in the private sector, with progressively increasing responsibilities.

2. An educational background that prepares the director for the administrative responsibilities assigned to the position.

3. Health related experience which insures familiarity with the peculiarities of health problems.

D. Qualifications of candidates for the position of director shall be reviewed by a search committee of seven persons selected by the governor. The names of all those candidates determined by the committee to be qualified for the position shall be submitted to the governor for his consideration. The governor may request additional names from the committee if he deems necessary. For each subsequent vacancy in the position of director, a new committee shall be appointed by the governor as provided herein.

E. Compensation for the director shall be established pursuant to section 38-611.