Board members are sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California. Board members are expected to comply with all applicable laws regulating their conduct, including conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, and open government laws.
The Board is the governing body of the District. All District Powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board. The Board is authorized to make appropriate delegations of its powers and authority to officers and employees.
Number and Qualifications
The Board shall consist of five (5) members, each of whom shall be a registered voter residing in the District.
Election and Term of Office
An election shall be held in the District on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year, at which time a successor shall be chosen to each Director whose term shall expire on the first Friday of December following such election. The election of Board members shall be an election at large within the District and shall be consolidated with the statewide general election. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the offices to be filled at the election shall be elected thereto. The term of office of each elected Board member shall be four (4) years or until the Board member’s successor is elected and has qualified, except as otherwise provided by law in the event of a vacancy.
Each Director shall be compensated as authorized by the Local Health Care District Law (Health & Safety Code 32103) at rate of $100.00 per meeting, with limit of five meetings a month. For purposes of this paragraph, the word ‘meeting’ includes all regularly scheduled board meetings, special meetings, committee meetings and sanctioned meetings inclusive of events sponsored by other local governments at which Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) is expected or invited to be represented as an official participant; meetings and/or events of agencies of which FRHD is a member or subscribing participant; such as Association of California HealthCare Districts (ACHD). Meeting compensation shall be extended for trainings/educational activities required of members of a board of directors of a local agency in compliance with State mandates inclusive of, but not limited to, ethics training (AB 1234). Additionally included are occasions that constitute the performance of official duties such as FRHD sponsored special events; activities promotional of special events of FRHD and in conducting review and/or site visits of FRHD Community Health Contracts program applicants or recipients.
On the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the community room of Fallbrook Regional Health District, Fallbrook, California, 92028; provided, however, should that date fall upon a legal holiday, then the meeting shall be held at the same time on the next business day. As amended by Board action, 1/9/2019.
At the first regular Board meeting in December, the Board shall organize by the election of one of its members as Board Chair, one as Vice Chair, and one as Secretary. The Board shall also appoint the Treasurer at the organizational meeting.
A special meeting may be called at any time by the Board Chair, or by three Board members. Notice must be delivered at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time of such meeting as specified in the notice. The call and notice shall specify the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be transacted. No other business shall be considered at special meetings.
A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of a majority of the Board members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board.
Officers of the Board of Directors
The Board shall elect one of its members as Board Chair at the first regular meeting in December of each year, and the Board Chair shall hold office until a successor is elected. The Board Chair shall be the principal officer of the District and the Board, and shall preside at all meetings of the Board. The Board Chair shall appoint all Board committee members and committee chairpersons, and shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time.
The Board shall elect one of its members as Vice Chair at the first regular meeting in December of each year, and the Vice Chair shall hold office until a successor is elected. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Board Chair.
The Board shall elect one of its members as Secretary at the first regular meeting in December of each year, and the Secretary shall hold office until a successor is elected. The Secretary shall provide for the keeping of minutes of all meetings of the Board. The Secretary shall give or cause to be given appropriate notices in accordance with these bylaws or as required by law and shall act as custodian of District records, reports and the District’s seal.
The Board Chair shall appoint a Treasurer who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Treasurer shall be charged with the safekeeping and disbursal of the funds in the Treasury of the District.