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36-142. Prostate cancer task force; membership; duties; program termination

A. The prostate cancer task force is established consisting of the following members:

1. The director of the cancer research institute at Arizona state university or the director's designee. This member shall act as chairperson of the task force in odd-numbered years.

2. The director of the Arizona cancer center at the university of Arizona or the director's designee. This member shall act as chairperson of the task force in even-numbered years.

3. The following members who are appointed by the governor:

(a) A physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who specializes in urology.

(b) A physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who specializes in oncology.

(c) A physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who specializes in radiation oncology.

(d) A physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who specializes in internal medicine.

(e) A person who represents a statewide organization that promotes cancer awareness.

(f) Two survivors of prostate cancer.

(g) Two representatives of the business community.

(h) Two public members with a demonstrated interest in the area of educating the public regarding the risks and prevention of cancer.

4. Two survivors of prostate cancer. The president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives shall each appoint one of these members.

5. Two public members with a demonstrated interest in the area of educating the public regarding the risks and prevention of cancer. The president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives shall each appoint one of these members.

B. The task force shall:

1. Meet at least four times a year and at the call of the chairperson.

2. Collect research and information on prostate cancer.

3. Evaluate various approaches used by state and local governments to increase public awareness of the risk, treatment and prevention of prostate cancer.

4. Study ways to improve coordination between agencies and institutions that are involved in research and treatment of prostate cancer.

5. Study ways to increase research and funding at state institutions that are studying cancer.

6. Study ways to increase the number of men in this state who are regularly screened for prostate cancer.

7. Identify areas where public awareness, public education, research and coordination about prostate cancer need improvement.

8. Submit an annual report of its findings and recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate on or before November 15. The task force shall provide a copy of its report to the secretary of state and the director of the Arizona state library, archives and public records.

C. Members who serve pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section serve five year terms and may serve one additional term.

D. Task force members are not eligible to receive compensation but members who serve pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section are eligible to receive reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2 from their employers.

E. The program established by this section ends on July 1, 2010 pursuant to section 41-3102.