(A) There is hereby established in the department of aging a board of executives of long-term services and supports, which board shall be composed of the following eleven members
(1) Four members who are nursing home administrators, owners of nursing homes, or officers of corporations owning nursing homes, and who shall have an understanding of person-centered care, and experience with a range of long-term services and supports settings;
(a) Three members who work in long-term services and supports settings that are not nursing homes, and who shall have an understanding of person-centered care, and experience with a range of long-term services and supports settings;
(b) At least one of the members described in division (A)(2)(a) of this section shall be a home health administrator, an owner of a home health agency, or an officer of a home health agency.
(3) One member who is a member of the academic community;
(4) One member who is a consumer of services offered in a long-term services and supports setting;
(5) One member who is a representative of the department of health, designated by the director of health, who is involved in the nursing home survey and certification process;
(6) One member who is a representative of the office of the state long-term care ombudsman, designated by the state long-term care ombudsman.
All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this state. No member of the board who is appointed under divisions (A)(3) to (6) of this section may have or acquire any direct financial interest in a nursing home or long-term services and supports settings.
(B) The term of office for each appointed member of the board shall be for three years, commencing on the twenty-eighth day of May and ending on the twenty-seventh day of May. Each member shall serve from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which appointed. No member shall serve more than two consecutive full terms.
(C) Appointments to the board shall be made by the governor. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any appointed member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.
(D) The governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incapacity, incompetence, or neglect of duty after the member so charged has been served with a written statement of charges and has been given an opportunity to be heard.
(E) Each member of the board, except the member designated by the director of health and the member designated by the ombudsman, shall be paid in accordance with section 124.15 of the Revised Code and each member shall be reimbursed for the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of such duties.
(F) The board shall elect annually from its membership a chairperson and a vice-chairperson.
(G) The board shall hold and conduct meetings quarterly and at such other times as its business requires. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the board is necessary for the board to act.
(H) The board shall appoint a secretary who has no financial interest in a long-term services and supports setting, and may employ and prescribe the powers and duties of such employees and consultants as are necessary to carry out this chapter and the rules adopted under it.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 07-24-1990