Appointed by the Governor for five-year terms, the 100 active members of the Institute are drawn from government, education, business and industry, the health and legal professions, the hospital and health insurance industries, private philanthropy, the voluntary sector and the public at large.
Because of its broad membership base, NCIOM serves to objectively represent the public interest in its advisory and consultative role. As members of the Institute, citizens appointed to serve are not advocates for any particular point of view on issues under study and do not officially represent the organizations with which they are affiliated. The purpose of the NCIOM is to ensure that all aspects of complex health issues are examined and the results of these deliberations are made available to public and private sector officials with decision-making authority. All former active members of the Institute continue to be listed as alumni members and are invited to continue their involvement in activities of the Institute.