Section 6B. The commissioner shall appoint a Hemophilia Advisory Committee, hereafter referred to as the committee, to consult with the department in the administration of this act. The committee shall be composed of five persons representing hospitals, the Massachusetts Blood Bank Association, voluntary agencies interested in hemophilia, medical specialists in hemophilia patient care and the general public.
The commissioner shall appoint one member as chairman. Each member shall hold office for a term of four years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The committee shall meet as frequently as the chairman deems necessary, but not less than once each year.
The committee members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in carrying out their official duties.