(a) There is established an advisory committee to assist with the development polices and procedures regarding health maintenance care in order to safeguard the well-being and to preserve the dignity of persons who need assistance to live in their communities and avoid institutionalization.
(b) (1) The advisory committee shall consist of seven voting members as follows:
(A) The Olmstead Coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Inspector General;
(B) One physician with expertise in respiratory medicine to be chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care.
(C) The State Health Officer, as defined in section four, article three, chapter thirty of this code;
(D) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council;
(E) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Developmental Disability Council;
(F) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care; and
(G) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care.
(2) The advisory committee shall also include five non-voting members as follows:
(A) The co-chairs of the Joint Standing Committee on Health, or their designees;
(B) One representative of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses;
(C) One representative of the West Virginia Nurses Association;
(D) One representative of the Fair Shake Network; and
(E) The Office Director of the Office of Health Facility License and Certification within the Department of Health and Human Resources;
(c) A chairman shall be selected from the voting members of the advisory committee.
(d) The advisory committee shall meet at least four times annually and upon the call of the chairman. A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
(e) On or before December 31, 2013, the advisory committee shall prepare a report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability. The report shall make recommendations on the need for further legislation, policies or procedures regarding health maintenance tasks.
(f) All members of the committee shall be reimbursed
reasonable expenses pursuant to the rules promulgated by the
Department of Administration for the reimbursement of expenses of
state officials and employees and shall receive no other
compensation for their services.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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