10A NCAC 28A .0204       TERMS OF OFFICE

(a)  All members shall be appointed to serve three year terms except for the initial terms at state facilities which did not have human rights committees established upon the original effective date of these rules.

(b)  Initial appointments for each of the Committees established under Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall be as follows:

(1)           One member shall serve a four‑year term, expiring June 30.

(2)           Two members shall serve a three‑year term, expiring June 30.

(3)           One member shall serve a two‑year term, expiring June 30.

(4)           One member shall serve a one‑year term, expiring June 30.

(c)  Members may be appointed for no more than two consecutive three‑year terms.

(d)  If a vacancy occurs due to death, resignation or disqualification, the Human Rights Committee Chairperson shall notify the State Facility Director who shall initiate procedures to fill the vacancy in accordance with Rule .0202(b) in this Section. Members appointed in this manner shall serve out the term of the member who created the vacancy and shall represent the category of membership represented by the member whose place they are selected to fill.

(e)  Human rights committee members whose appointment terms have expired may continue to serve on the Committee until such time that the Committee member is notified by the State Facility Director that another appointment has been made and the Committee member's term of appointment has officially expired.

(f)  If a member misses three consecutive meetings without being excused by the Chairperson, the Chairperson shall notify the Secretary. Missing three consecutive meetings without being excused by the Chairperson shall constitute good cause for being removed from the Committee.

(g)  The Secretary shall have the authority to remove any member of a human rights committee from office for good cause.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑64; 131E‑67; 143B‑10; 143B‑147;

Eff. October 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990; July 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 24, 2017.