The NACSD consists of at least
seven non-federal voting members, including a Chairperson, including:
- At least
two non-federal health care professionals with expertise in geriatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery; and
- At least
two representatives from State, local, Tribal, or territorial agencies with expertise in geriatric disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery.
A voting member of the NACSD serves for a term of three years, except that the Secretary may adjust the terms of appointees who are initially appointed after the date of enacted of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (June 24, 2019) in order to provide for a staggered term of appointment for all members.
A voting member may serve not more than three terms on the NACSD, and not more than two terms consecutively. Voting members may not be full-time or permanent part-time federal employees but will be appointed by the Secretary as Special Government Employees (5 U.S.C. § 3109). A member may serve after the expiration of his/her term until a successor has been appointed. Vacancies will be filled as members rotate out or resign using the same procedures as the initial selection process.
A quorum for the NACSD shall consist of a majority of the appointed voting members. Of the voting members, any who are disqualified from participating in an action on a particular issue shall not count toward the quorum.