(1) The commissioner may convene a continuing care advisory committee to advise the
department on issues related to the continuing care industry, continuing care facility
residents, and the department's duties under this chapter.
(2) The committee described in Subsection (1) shall consist of five members appointed
by the department as follows:
(a) a representative from an organization that advocates for the elderly;
(b) a representative of nursing homes;
(c) a representative from the continuing care industry;
(d) a representative from the insurance community; and
(e) a member of the general public who is a resident of a continuing care facility.
(3)(a) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), the term of a member of the committee
shall be four years and expire on July 1.
(b) The commissioner shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the
length of terms to ensure that the terms of members are staggered so that approximately
half of the committee is appointed every two years.
(4) A member of the committee shall serve until the member's successor is appointed
(5) When a vacancy occurs in the committee's membership, the department shall appoint
(6) The department may dismiss and replace members of the committee at the department's
(7) The department may designate a chair of the committee.
(8) The committee shall meet when called by the department.
(9) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
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