Nursing Home Administrators Board
(1) The Nursing Home Administrators Board is established within the Health Licensing Office.
(2) The board consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). All members of the board must be concerned with the care and treatment of the chronically ill or infirm elderly patients and must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:
(a) Three must be nursing home administrators licensed under ORS 678.710 (Definitions for ORS 678.710 to 678.820) to 678.820 (Duties and powers of board and Health Licensing Office);
(b) One must be a physician licensed under ORS 677.100 (Qualifications of applicant for license) to 677.228 (Automatic lapse of license for failure to pay registration fee or report change of location) actively engaged in private practice and conversant with the care and treatment of the long-term patient;
(c) One must be a licensed professional nurse actively engaged in caring for chronically ill and infirm patients and licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing;
(d) One must be a pharmacist licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy; and
(e) Three must be members of the public who are not:
(A) Otherwise eligible for appointment to the board; or
(B) A spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a nursing home administrator.
(3)(a) Board members required to be nursing home administrators may be selected by the Governor from a list of three to five nominees submitted by any professional organization representing nursing home administrators.
(b) Except for those persons described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, no member of the board may have a direct financial interest in a nursing home.
(c) No more than two of the members of the board may be officials or full-time employees of state or local governments.
(d) At least one public member must be at least 62 years of age.
(e) No public members of the board may hold any pecuniary interest in, or have any employment contract with, a long term care facility.
(f) In selecting the members of the board, the Governor shall strive to balance the representation on the board according to:
(A) Geographic areas of this state; and
(B) Ethnic group.
(4)(a) The term of office of each member is three years but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor 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 Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
(b) A board member shall be removed immediately from the board if, during the member’s term, the member:
(A) Is not a resident of this state;
(B) Has been absent from three consecutive board meetings, unless at least one absence is excused; or
(C) Is not a licensed nursing home administrator or a retired nursing home administrator whose license as a nursing home administrator was in good standing at the time of retirement, if the member was appointed to serve on the board as a nursing home administrator.
(5) The members of the board are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). The board may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of official duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [1971 c.663 §3; 1973 c.58 §2; 1973 c.792 §35; 1975 c.234 §1; 1979 c.500 §1; 2009 c.535 §13; 2009 c.768 §3a; 2013 c.568 §42; 2017 c.409 §28]
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