Wilford, 021380 MSAGO, 19800213

Docket Nº:19800213
Case Date:February 13, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Honorable Dan S. Wilford
No. 19800213
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
February 13, 1980
         Honorable Dan S. Wilford          Chairman          Mississippi Health Care Commission          2688 Insurance Center Drive          Jackson, Mississippi 39216          Executive Order No. 295 of Governor Cliff Finch           Dear Mr. Wilford:          Attorney General Allain has received your request for opinion and has referred it to the undersigned for research and reply.          You refer to Section 41-7-171, et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated & Amended, known as the “Mississippi Health Care Commission Law of 1979, ” wherein the Mississippi Health Care Commission was established and the number of the members and their method of appointment is expressly set forth in Section 41-7-177, Supra.          You also refer to Executive Order No. 295 issued by Governor Finch on January 12, 1980, and attach a copy. The Executive Order purports to create two additional members of the Mississippi Health Care Commission as so-called “Ex Officio Members” which purport to be in addition to the number of members, being seven in all, specified in Section 41-7-177, Supra.          You then present for opinion the question of whether such additional members attempted to be provided by the Executive Order are valid.          It is so well...

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