Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment

Exercises the powers of the Cancer Research Endowment Authority, which oversees and guides the cancer research endowment (CARE) fund – including the solicitation, selection, and award of grants – to optimize the use of public funds and increase the value of public investments by leveraging our state’s existing cancer research facilities and talent, incentivize additional investment by requiring private or other non-state resources to match public funds, protect and benefit Washington taxpayers by funding proposals for cancer research that are reviewed by an independent scientific panel, and require fiscal and public accountability through independent audits, open public meetings and hearings and annual reports to the public.
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Policy AreaHealth
Governor Appointments13
Total Board Positions13
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.348.020
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Compensationreimbursed for expenses
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term LimitsNot more than two full consecutive terms
Member Requirements: Two members appointed from nominations submitted by the presidents of the University of Washington and Washington State University; Two members appointed from nominations by the Fred Hutchinson cancer research center, Seattle cancer care alliance, and the Seattle children's research institute; Two members appointed from nominations by patient advocacy organizations; Two members appointed from nominations by representatives of businesses or industries engaged in the commercialization of life sciences research or cancer research; One member appointed from a list of at least three nominated by the speaker of the house of representatives; One member appointed from a list of at least three nominated by the president of the senate; One member appointed from nominations by entities or systems that provide health care delivery services; One member from nominations by private sector donors to the fund (the governor may reject all nominations and request a new list from which the governor must select the member); One general public member.

Governor must seek geographic diversity with the goal that at least five members be from counties with a population less than one million.