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(1) Each home shall have a nursing home advisory board to act as a liaison between the residents, members of the public, and the administration of the home.
(2) Each board shall consist of at least seven, but no more than 11, members appointed as follows by the executive director:
(a) one appointee of the Resident Council of the specific veterans nursing home;
(b) three veterans from the geographic area in which the veterans nursing home is located;
(c) one medical professional experienced in veteran nursing home quality of care issues;
(d) three at-large members with an interest in the success of veterans nursing homes; and
(e) one member each from:
(i) the American Legion;
(ii) Disabled American Veterans; and
(iii) the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
(3)(a)(i) Members shall serve for four-year terms.
(ii) Except as required by Subsection (3)(b), as terms of current board members expire, the executive director shall appoint each new or reappointed member to a four-year term beginning on July 1.
(b) The executive director shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two years.
(c) The executive director shall make final appointments to the board by June 30 of any year in which appointments are to be made under this chapter.
(4) Vacancies not including the Resident Council representative shall be filled by the executive director within 60 days of receiving notice of a vacancy, but only for the unexpired term of the vacated member.
(5) Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(6) Each board shall elect a chair annually from among its members at its first meeting after July 1.
(7) Each board shall meet at least quarterly.
(8) A majority of the members of the board present constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
(9) Each board shall provide copies of all minutes of each meeting to the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs within 14 days of approval.
(10) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
(a) Section 63A-3-106;
(b) Section 63A-3-107; and
(c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 71. Veterans § 71-11-7. Veterans nursing home advisory boards - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-71-veterans/ut-code-sect-71-11-7/
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