(b) The care home advisory board shall have seven members: The president of the Senate or his or her designee; the speaker of the House of Delegates or his or her designee; the secretary of the department of health and human resources or his or her designee; an operator of a facility originally licensed as a personal care home in this state; an operator of a facility originally licensed as a residential board and care home in this state; and two members of the public at large, one of whom shall be an advocate for consumer rights.
(c) The governor shall appoint the members to the board by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Appointments under the provision of this article shall be for a three-year term or the unexpired term, except in the initial appointments as follows: One citizen member shall be appointed for a two-year term; one citizen member shall be appointed for a three-year term; and the care home operator members shall be appointed for a one-year term. Subsequent appointments to the committee shall be for three-year terms. No member shall serve more than two successive terms.
(d) The advisory board shall meet at least four times annually at the times and places in the state that it determines. A majority of the members constitutes a quorum for the purpose of conducting business. The secretary of the department of health and human resources or his or her designee shall serve as chair of the advisory board.
(e) Members of the advisory board are not entitled to compensation for services performed as members, but are entitled to reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties, which shall be paid from the funds of the department of health and human resources.
(f) The care home advisory board shall continue to exist until the last day of December, two thousand three, unless sooner terminated, continued or reestablished by act of the Legislature.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session