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  197.272.  State hospice advisory council established — members, qualifications — appointment, terms, reappointment — compensation — duties. — 1.  There is hereby established a "State Hospice Advisory Council" which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the department of health and senior services.

  2.  Members of the council shall be United States citizens and residents of the state for a period of not less than one year.  The council shall consist of five members who have experience with hospices.  Of the members appointed to the council at least one shall be employed by or associated with each of the following:

  (1)  A home health agency-based hospice;

  (2)  A hospital-based hospice; and

  (3)  A hospice based in a rural area.

  3.  All members of the council shall be appointed by the director of the department.  The term of office of each member shall be for five years.  Before a member's term expires, the director of the department shall appoint a successor to assume the member's duties on the expiration of his or her predecessor's term.  A vacancy in the office of a member shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.  The members of the council shall annually designate one member to serve as chairperson and another to serve as secretary.

  4.  No member of the council who has served two full terms may be reappointed to the council until at least one year after the expiration of the member's most recent full term of office.

  5.  Members of the council shall receive no compensation for their service, but shall, subject to appropriations, be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

  6.  The council shall advise and consult with the department of health and senior services in carrying out the administration of sections 197.250 to 197.280, and shall:

  (1)  Consult and advise with the department in matters of policy affecting administration of sections 197.250 to 197.280, and in the development of rules, regulations and standards provided for under sections 197.250 to 197.280;

  (2)  Review and make recommendations with respect to rules, regulations and standards authorized under sections 197.250 to 197.280 prior to their promulgation by the department of health and senior services.


(L. 1992 H.B. 899 § 12, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1953)

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