2013 ORS § 441.137¹
Residential Facilities Advisory Committee
  • appointment
  • confirmation
  • term
  • qualifications

(1) There is established a Residential Facilities Advisory Committee of nine members to be appointed in the following manner:

(a) One person appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(b) One person appointed by the President of the Senate;

(c) One person appointed by the House Minority Leader;

(d) One person appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;

(e) One person appointed by the Governor from each list of four names submitted by organizations for seniors, organizations for persons with mental illness and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities; and

(f) Two persons appointed by the Governor.

(2) Members described in subsection (1)(e) and (f) of this section are subject to confirmation by the Senate under ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(3) The term of office of each member is four years. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(4) The members of the committee must be residents of this state who are broadly representative, to the extent possible, of persons residing in residential facilities, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, who have knowledge and interest in the problems of persons residing in residential facilities, and who are representative of all areas of this state and the demographics of groups served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman.

(5) A member of the committee may not have a financial or fiduciary interest in residential facilities or service providers, or involvement in the licensing or certification of residential facilities or service providers.

(6) The committee shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the committee determines.

(7) A majority of the members of the committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Decisions may be made by a majority of the quorum.

(8) The committee shall meet at least once each month at a place, day and hour determined by the committee. The committee also shall meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the committee. The committee shall confer each month with the Long Term Care Ombudsman. All meetings are subject to ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690).

(9) A member of the committee is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [1985 c.153 §6; 1989 c.224 §93; 2007 c.70 §240; 2009 c.421 §1; 2013 c.717 §11]

Note: The amendments to 441.137 (Residential Facilities Advisory Committee) by section 11, chapter 717, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 19, chapter 717, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

441.137 (Residential Facilities Advisory Committee). (1) There is established a Long Term Care Advisory Committee of seven members to be appointed in the following manner:

(a) One person appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(b) One person appointed by the President of the Senate;

(c) One person appointed by the House Minority Leader;

(d) One person appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;

(e) Two persons, from a list of four names submitted by the organizations of seniors, appointed by the Governor; and

(f) One person appointed by the Governor.

(2) Members described in subsection (1)(e) and (f) of this section are subject to confirmation by the Senate under ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(3) The term of office of each member is four years. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(4) The members of the committee must be citizens of this state who are broadly representative to the extent possible of persons over 55 years of age, including persons with disabilities and members of racial and ethnic minorities, who have knowledge and interest in the problems of the elderly and are representative of all areas of the state. At least five members shall be at least 60 years of age.

(5) A member of the committee may not have a financial or fiduciary interest in long term care facilities or service providers, or involvement in the licensing or certification of long term care facilities or service providers.