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  197.450.  Home health services advisory council — members — terms, qualifications — appointment — vacancies — expenses. — 1.  There is hereby created the "Home Health Services Advisory Council", which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the department relating to the rules and standards adopted and the implementation and administration of sections 197.400 to 197.475.

  2.  Members of the council shall be residents of this state.  The council shall consist of members who shall serve for a term of three years.  No member may serve more than two successive full terms.  One member of the council shall be a representative of the department, and such member shall serve as chairman of the council.  Three members shall be citizens selected from the state at large and shall have no connection with any home health agency.  Five members shall be representatives of home health agencies and one of these five members shall be selected from each of the following types of home health agencies:

  (1)  Public sponsored home health agencies;

  (2)  Institutional sponsored home health agencies;

  (3)  Voluntary nonprofit home health agencies;

  (4)  Private nonprofit home health agencies; and

  (5)  For-profit home health agencies.

  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 three years or until his successor is appointed; except that, of the members first appointed, three shall be selected for one year, three shall be selected for two years, and three shall be selected for three years.  Before a member's term expires, the director of the department shall appoint a successor to assume his duties on the expiration of his predecessor's term.  A vacancy in the office of a member shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.

  4.  The council shall meet not less than quarterly each year at a place, day and hour determined by the council.  The council may also meet at such other times and places as may be designated by the chairman, or upon the request of the majority of the other members of the council.

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


(L. 1983 H.B. 51 § 10, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1953)

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