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Committee, Subcommittee, Workgroup & Ad Hoc Committee Rules

Individuals seeking to serve on a committee, subcommittee, or workgroup should complete a Committee Member Application. The application should be submitted to the Division of EMS and will be forwarded to the appropriate chair for review, consideration, and presentation to the board for appointment. The committee chair, with the approval of the committee, shall appoint members of a workgroup.

Committee – functions include governance of a specific decision-making issue, coordination of individuals from specialty realms, research and recommendations on specific issues and project management. Committees are long-standing groups.

  • Board chair recommends a member of the board to serve as chair
  • Term of chair is for one year
  • Board chair appoints members with approval of the board
  • Minimum of two board members on each committee
  • Maximum of fifteen voting members, unless waived by the board
  • Good faith effort made to ensure educational, professional, cultural and geographical diversity, and to afford adequate representation for, with an interest in, or who would be affected by, the work of the committee
  • No more than two representatives of any organization, profession, or specialty (nominating organizations in ORC 4765.03); may be waived with request by committee chair and approved by board
  • Term of appointment of members is for one year
  • Meet at the call of the chair at locations determined appropriate by executive director
  • Majority of members constitute a quorum
  • No actions taken by a committee without concurrence of a majority of members present at a meeting in which a quorum exists

Subcommittee – primary function is to break down large, complex projects into manageable pieces. Functions include, but are not limited to, research and analysis. The subcommittee reports its research or findings to the committee. Subcommittees may be long-standing.

  • Board chair recommends a member of the board to serve as chair
  • Term of chair is for one year
  • Board chair appoints members with approval of the board
  • At least one board member on each subcommittee
  • Size of subcommittee as determined appropriate by the board
  • Good faith effort made to ensure educational, professional, cultural and geographical diversity, and to afford adequate representation for with an interest in, or who would be affected by, the work of the subcommittee.
  • No more than two representatives of any organization, profession, or specialty (nominating organizations in ORC 4765.03); may be waived with request by committee chair and approved by board
  • Term of appointment of members is for one year
  • Meet at the call of the committee chair at locations determined appropriate by executive director.
  • No actions taken by a subcommittee without concurrence of a majority of members present at a meeting in which a quorum exists

Workgroup – tasked with a focused project, task, or deliverable. The workgroup meets until the goal is accomplished, and is disbanded when the project is complete or the issue is resolved. A workgroup presents its recommendations or findings to the committee under which it was developed.

  • Committee chair appoints members with approval of the committee
  • Size of workgroup as determined appropriate by the committee chair
  • Good faith effort made by committee chair to ensure educational, professional, cultural and geographical diversity, and to afford adequate representation for, with an interest in, or who would be affected by, the work of the committee.
  • No more than two representatives of any organization, profession, or specialty (nominating organizations in ORC 4765.03); may be waived with request by committee chair and approved by board
  • Members of a workgroup are not eligible for travel reimbursement

Ad Hoc Committee – tasked with a special project or issue, and is disbanded when the project is complete or the issue is resolved. Is intended to remain subordinate to the board and presents its recommendations or findings to the full board.

  • Appointed by the board
  • Serve until project is completed or resolved
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Columbus, Ohio 43223

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Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

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