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WVC 18 - 10 K- 2 §18-10K-2. Board created, membership, terms, officers and staff.
(a) There is hereby established the West Virginia traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation fund board.

(b) The board shall consist of twenty-three members. The members shall include:

(1) The secretary of the department of education and the arts, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(2) The secretary of health and human resources, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(3) The state superintendent of schools, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(4) The secretary of the department of military affairs and public safety, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(5) The director of the bureau of behavioral health within the department of health and human resources, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(6) The director of the division of rehabilitation services, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(7) The director of the bureau of medical services, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(8) The director of the office of emergency services, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(9) The executive director of the workers' compensation commission, ex officio, or his or her designee;

(10) Seven members appointed by the governor to represent public and private health organizations or other disability coalitions or advisory groups; and

(11) Seven members appointed by the governor who are either survivors of traumatic brain or spinal cord injury or family members of persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.

(c) The citizen members shall be appointed by the governor for terms of three years, except that of the members first appointed, two of the representatives of public and nonprofit private health organizations, disability coalitions or advisory groups and two of the representatives of survivors or family members of persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries shall serve for terms of one year, two of the representatives of each of those respective groups shall serve for terms of two years and the remaining three representatives of each of those respective groups shall serve for terms of three years. All subsequent appointments shall be for three years. Members shall serve until the expiration of the term for which they have been appointed or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. In the event of a vacancy, the governor shall appoint a qualified person to serve for the unexpired term. No member may serve more than two consecutive three-year terms. State officers or employees may be appointed to the board unless otherwise prohibited by law.

(d) In the event a board member fails to attend more than twenty-five percent of the scheduled meetings in a twelve-month period, the board may, after written notification to that member and the secretary of education and the arts, request in writing that the governor remove the member and appoint a new member to serve his or her unexpired term.

(e) The board shall elect from its membership a chairperson, treasurer and secretary as well as any other officer as appropriate. The term of the chairperson is for two years in duration and he or she cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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