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WVC 30 - 7 B- 5 §30-7B-5. Powers and duties of the board of directors.

     (a) The board has the following powers and duties:

     (1) Determine policy for the operation of the center to accomplish the purposes of this article; and

     (2) Advise the commission on matters pertaining to the administration of the Nursing Scholarship Program pursuant to section four, article three, chapter eighteen-c of this code.

     (b) The commission shall provide to the board administrative and professional staff support as needed from the Center for Nursing Fund. WVC 30 - 7 B- 5 §30-7B-5. Board of directors.

(a) The West Virginia center for nursing shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of the following thirteen members:

(1) One citizen member;

(2) Two representatives from the West Virginia board of examiners for registered professional nurses, as follows:

(A) One representing a bachelor and higher degree program; and

(B) One representing an associate degree program;

(3) One representative from the West Virginia board of examiners for licensed practical nurses;

(4) One representative from the West Virginia nurses association;

(5) One nurse representing a rural health care facility;

(6) Two representatives of employers of nurses, as follows: (A) One director of nursing; and

(B) One health care administrator;

(7) Two registered professional staff nurses engaged in direct patient care;

(8) One licensed practical nurse engaged in direct patient care; and

(9) Two ex officio members, as follows:

(A) The secretary of the department of health and human resources or a designee; and

(B) A representative from the workforce development office.

(b) Before the first day of July, two thousand four, the governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, shall appoint the eleven citizen members as follows:

(1) The following members for an initial term of two years:

(A) One representative from the West Virginia board of examiners for registered professional nurses representing an associate degree program;

(B) One representative from the West Virginia board of examiners for licensed practical nurses;

(C) One nurse representing a rural health care facility;

(D) One director of nursing; and

(E) One registered professional staff nurse engaged in direct patient care;

(2) The following members for an initial term of four years:

(A) One citizen member;

(B) One representative from the West Virginia board of examiners for registered professional nurses representing a bachelor and higher degree program;

(C) One representative from the West Virginia nurses association;

(D) One health care administrator;

(E) One registered professional staff nurse engaged in direct patient care; and

(F) One licensed practical nurse engaged in direct patient care.

(d) After the initial terms expire, the terms of all the members shall be four years, with no member serving more than two consecutive terms.

(e) The board shall designate a chairperson. Six members shall constitute a quorum.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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